DivER - Diversity in Education Research
The working group "DivER - Diversity in Education Research" enjoys a high reputation both nationally and internationally. It is particularly known for research, teaching and transfer on the topics of "Intercultural Education", "Migration and its consequences for education", and "Multilingualism and language education". The working group prides itself on significant third-party funding as well as on the very active and reputable publication and lecturing activities of its members.
The members of the working group have a high visibility both nationally and internationally. They are well integrated into national and international scientific networks (e.g. European Educational Research Association EERA, World Educational Research Association WERA).
As experts, they were/are active in renowned committees, for example
- on the Advisory Board "Language" of the Goethe-Institut;
- on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF);
- on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at TU Dortmund;
- on the scientific advisory board for early multilingual education in Luxembourg day care;
- on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Initiative "Education and Talent" and
- on the Scientific Advisory Board of the "National Decade of Literacy".
Besides, they are members of the Migration Council. These activities contribute to the innovative strength of the working group and increase its visibility.
International cooperation and contracts exist with numerous universities, e.g. with the Universities of Vienna, London, Maastricht, Veracruz / Xalapa (Mexico), Calgary (Canada), UDESC in Florianópolis (Brazil) and the Macquarie University in Sydney, with the College of Education St Gallen, with the Universities of Istanbul and Marmara in Istanbul, the Université du Luxembourg, the Uludağ University in Bursa and the Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. Participating in international student exchange, e.g. within the framework of ERASMUS programs, belongs to the traditions of the working group.
In line with their topical focus, many of the working group's activities are carried out in cooperation with other subjects, faculties and universities. Examples include the research center 'Literacy in Diversity Settings - LiDS' and the 'Coordination Office for Multilingualism and Language Education (KoMBi)'.