Research on important educational topics - Become part of a great research tradition

Heidelberg is home to a rich tradition of research and education – particularly at the Heidelberg University of Education. The Heidelberg University of Education, which was founded in 1904 as an "Educational Institution for Elementary Teachers", plays an important role for the city's reputation as a hub of academic excellence. Researchers at our institution profit from an environment that promotes and supports research. Young researchers find ideal opportunities paired with personal advice and support.

Our university developed a profile as a research-focused institution which actively encourages and supports practice-oriented research. The steady increase in research activities and the corresponding allocation of external funding illustrates the enormous value placed on research at our university. This research is generally oriented towards pedagogical and educational practice.

In the following, you can find information on our university’s research profile, various funding opportunities, on the doctorate, habilitation, and postdoc phase, as well as on research communication.

In the future we want to continue to strengthen the Heidelberg University of Education’s profile as a competence center for educational science research with a regional, national, and international impact.

Join us on this path – we warmly welcome you as a scientist, cooperation partner, and young researcher!

Yours sincerely,

Professor Dr. Alexander Siegmund (Pro-Rector for Research, Sustainability, and Digitalization) and Dr. Nicole Flindt (Managing Director of the Research Department)


Office of the Pro-Rector for Research, Sustainability and Digitalization 

Pro-Rector: Professor Dr. Alexander Siegmund
Managing Director of the Research Department: Dr. Nicole Flindt 
Secretary: Ruth Schneider 

Address: Keplerstr. 87, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
Phone: +49 6221 477-468 
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