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Future-oriented research on adult education

Jena in winter
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

Cooperation with scientists, companies and organisations for sustainable succes

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The Chair for Adult Education at the University of Jena is distinguished by its cutting-edge research. The relevance of our scientific results is based on

  • Future-oriented research topics
  • Pioneering research approaches
  • Future-oriented transfer into practice
  • Forward-thinking transfer to teaching
  • (Inter)national expertise and networking

This makes us a suitable partner for academics in related disciplines from all over the world, companies and organisations interested in continuing education and students in relevant degree programmes.

We look forward to hearing from you.

(Inter)national partners profit directly from research results

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Companies, training institutes, continuing education organisations, (inter)national continuing education providers for vocational training and education policy organisations benefit directly from the results of our research within a practical cooperation: The scientific statements that we develop in the project with you can be directly integrated into the practice of your company or organisation.

In the research field of continuing vocational training, we contribute our expertise in

  • Future studies
  • Needs assessment
  • Target group analysis
  • Development and evaluation of training and development programmes

Place the future of your company or institution on a scientific foundation now - we look forward to your project idea.

Exciting interdisciplinary fields of research for scientists

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Our Chair for Adult Education offers exciting fields of research for prospective and established researchers in the fields of

  • Educational science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Media science/media design
  • Computer science
  • Medicine

Our Chair is open to scientists from all over Germany and the international research community.

We look forward to working with you.

Students of different related disciplines welcome

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Adult education is an integral part of various courses of study and offers

  • Bachelor's students
  • Master's students
  • Student teachers
  • PhD students

interesting opportunities for setting priorities, deepening and extending their studies. Our degree programmes offers ideal preparation for professional challenges - regardless of whether you decide on a career in practice or in science. The practice-oriented study content and methods are based on years of research and, in accordance with our mission statement, closely combine findings from theory and practice.

We provide creative spaces for independent work, so that our graduates can acquire sound theoretical and acquire practical experience on their own. The findings of our research staff flow directly into the teaching.