University of Wuppertal (UoW)


The University of Wuppertal was founded in 1972 as a comprehensive university. Today, it presents itself as a modern university with an attractive range of subjects and an interesting research spectrum. The University’s education focuses on teacher training courses, economics, a wide range of engineering and natural science courses, and the humanities, as well as art and design which have traditionally been strongly represented. The University of Wuppertal is currently involved in several Erasmus+ actions. The Institute for Educational Research (Institut für Bildungsforschung) is part of the School of Education, which was founded in 2010. The School of Education functions as the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research of the University of Wuppertal. The research fields of the Institute for Human Development are very diverse and cover all aspects of education:
– teaching (interaction)
– school (organization)
– and society (system)
Against this background, the Institute for Educational Research has set corresponding research priorities. These focus on the one hand on teacher professionalism, and on the other hand on social inequalities in educational participation.