BIEN Network

Education Research in Berlin

The network was founded targeting the uniqueness of Berlin and its surrounding where several research facilities addressing educational research are located. Since its foundation in 2013, the network has expanded beyond the Berlin area. It is the aim of BIEN to give young scholars the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas beyond their home institute and discipline.

Within the diverse network, almost all disciplines relevant for education research, i.e. educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology as well as the history of education, are represented. At cooperating institutes young scientists work on a variety of topics related to educational research.

Lastingly connecting young researchers from different disciplines.

The network aims to systematically connect young scholars from different disciplines. The close proximity of so many institutions in Berlin and the surrounding region make BIEN a strong network.

The network’s diversity of disciplines and variety of institutions address all aspects of educational research. Young scholars benefit from becoming informed about how other disciplines approach educational research and the latest cutting edge results.

The BIEN network organizes an annual conference, three soft skill workshops, a NEPS data workshop, and several seminars throughout the year, helping its members to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Organisation and Coordination

The BIEN network coordinator is based at DIW Berlin.  DIW Berlin’s central location, in Berlin Mitte, is easy and convenient to reach, and will provide facilities for the conferences and workshops. Renowned researchers patron the network and share the wealth of their experience.

At the level of young scholars, the network appoints at least one scholar at each participating institute to act as a contact person, who helps to decide on the network’s core activities and suggests ideas on how the network can be further improved.

Everyone who wants to participate in the events and is interested in education research is welcome to join the BIEN network. To become a member, please send an e-mail to the BIEN-coordinator. There are no fees attached to being a member.

Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network