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Germany  [4]  Major institutions involved in VET/HRD research

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Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn (http://www.bibb.de)
The national institute for formal company based VET

Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, (DIE), Bonn (http://www.die-bonn.de/)
The institute is working in the field of adult learning

Deutsches Institut für internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF), Frankfurt/Main (http://www.dipf.de/index.htm
Institute does internationally comparative research

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), Leipzig (http://www.dji.de/)
This institute is focusing on youth problems of all kinds

Forschungsinstitut für berufliche Bildung (f-bb) in Nuremberg (http://www.f-bb.de/)
This institute was established by the Bavarian employers. 

Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitsorganisation (IAO) in Stuttgart (http://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/)
The institute does mostly applied research for the industry.

Gesellschaft für Ausbildungsförderung und Berufsentwicklung (gab), München (http://www.gab-muenchen.de/
This research group is focusing on work related learning

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW), Cologne (http://www.iwkoeln.de/
The main social research institute of the German employers associations 

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) (http://www.iab.de/)
Core competence: labour market research

Institut für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung (ISB) (http://www.isb.bayern.de/)
Focus: Vocational schools 

Institut für Sozialforschung (isf), München (http://www.isf-muenchen.de)
The institute is engaging in social research, focusing on the world of work

Institut für Technik und Bildung (ITB), Bremen (http://www.itb.uni-bremen.de)
This institute is linked to the university but self contained

Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung (MPI), Berlin (http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/)
This institute does basic research on the education system, sociology of the life course, learning psychology, PISA etc

Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (sfs), Dortmund (http://www.sfs-dortmund.de/)
The institute is mainly funded by the state of Northrhine-Westfalia; it is working closely with the trades unions

Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut (SOFI), Göttingen (http://www.sofi-goettingen.de/
The institute is linked to the university but self contained; it is doing basic and applied research 

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Germany (details see Bibliography)
Editor: Sabine Manning  © WIFO