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German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The DIE is an extramural research institute as well as an infrastructural institution which serves as a competent service partner for all institutions in the field of adult education and lifelong learning. The institute’s research activities contribute to the development and networking in adult education on a national and international scale.

The German Institute for Adult Education’s socio-political focus is on the development and advancement of adult education in order to improve personal evolvement, social participation and employability for the adult population in Germany. In accordance with its mandate, the DIE’s services focus on two main targets: combining science and research of adult education and supporting them by supplying data and information as well as conducting research and development. The main research focus is partitioned in two areas: Data and Information Centre (Daten- und Informationszentrum - DIZ) and Research and Development Centre (Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum - FEZ).

The DIE’s research activities cover all areas of continuing education: adult learning processes, didactic design of programmes, staff, continuing education institutions, and financial, political and legal aspects of the continuing education system. The DIE also picks up on current problems and issues.

The DIE’s service activities are the cornerstones of an academic infrastructure in the field of continuing education in Germany. This infrastructure includes statistical services, a specialised library, publications as well as research programmes for the conservation and maintenance of the subject-based memory. These are also continuously developed according to current needs.

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Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn

Tel.: +49 (0) 228 / 9 49 27-0
Fax: +49 (0) 228 / 9 49 27-130
E-Mail: DIEaTPhoiNvpW7xw1zSjBuwndie-gdide



Matthias Ruchser

Tel.: +49 (0) 228 / 9 49 27-159
Fax: +49 (0) 228 / 9 49 27-130
E-Mail: kommunikationaTPhoiNvpW7xw1zSjBuwndie-gdide