of Educational Studies is endeavour to cultivate inernational and
intercultural relations and to integrate these into research and
teaching and to create an open-minded environmet of working, learning
and living. This endevaour is confirmed by traditions of Educational
Studies in Jena, e.g. the internationality of the important
educationalist Wilhelm Rein (1847 – 1929) who kept up contact to
educationalists from all over the world and who worked as mediator of
international modells and encouragements in theory and practice of
German pedagogics. Today, the Institute is able to base on
international relations which were approached and built up with
universities from Middle and Eastern Europe in the last decades. New
connections to Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, the USA and
China can be added. There were foreign scientists (Byelorussia,
Slowakia, Hungary and Norway) present at the new foundation of the
Institute at 8/11/1993 what could have be seen as a sign for the
convenient international conditions for the new developments after
makes efforts on an internationalization of students (cf. Studying abroad) and – basically – of lecturers.
Beside the SOCRATES-students there are/were also students and
doctorands from non-European countries (among them also a graduate
scholarship holder from Taiwan and a doctorand from Mozambique) at the
Institute. Students from Jena often have had the opportunity to study
or to do a practical training abroad that extends their studies
interculturally and differentiates their studies professionally.
has had numerous foreign guests within the last years. They came to
Jena as single scientists, as groups or accompanied by students to
inform themselves about the new developments on the scene of action.
The visitors from different countries (e.g. from the USA, the
Netherlands, Great Britain, Austria, South Korea, Japan, Denmark,
Hungaria, and Albania) have contributed to the academic and social life
at the Institute through lectures, colloquia, and reports of research.
The Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
supported a four-week research stay in Jena in May 1995 for an expert
of Comparative Education from Korea, Prof. Dr. Kyu Hwan Lee from the
‘Ewha Womanïs University’ of Seoul'.
Emphasis should also be given to the visit of Prof. Dr. Suresh Ghosh
from New Delhi, India who offered lectures on ‘education and culture
nowadays as well as in the history of India’ in SS 2000 and in WS
Besides, the Institute often gives away teaching assignments to foreign
experts (on application), e.g. in the field of Adult Education to
professors from Great Britain. Several projects of research have
foreign partners for cooperation, and members of the Institute publish
about questions of international and intercultural education as well as
of foreign-pedagogical and comparative topics, partially, at home and,
partially, abroad. Scientists of our Institute regularly inform
themselves on the development of educational studies in other countries
during their contact and research trips.
between students of Jena, Budapest and Cracow, which has been carried
through und always elaborated in the recent years, has to be mentioned
too. This project is operating by means of an Internet platform, which
allows collegiate research in the field of Adult Education over the
borders of the involved countries.
In view of the
increasing internationalization and globalization of communication, of
science, of labour markets and of living conditions, the Institute sees
a special task in a further expansion of the internationality of
teaching, research, and further education within Educational Studies in