Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network (BIEN)

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Education and Family
Project Status
Current Project
Project Duration
since/from 2013 to 2016
Commissioned by
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Project Manager
C. Katharina Spieß, Vaishali Zambre
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

The network targets the uniqueness of Berlin and its surroundings where several research facilities addressing education research are located. It is the aim of BIEN to give young scholars in Berlin and surroundings the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas beyond their home institute and discipline. There are 13 research facilities (universities and research institutes) in Berlin and surroundings that are part of this network. Since October 2013, BIEN is sponsored by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
The network hosts a monthly Lunchtime Seminar at DIW Berlin. The Lunchtime Seminar reflects the diversity of disciplines and variety of research facilities and addresses all aspects of education research.
BIEN will sponsor one conference and one methods workshop each year, helping its members further develop their specialist and methodical knowledge.

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