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BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature

The BIBB will be rigorously adhering to the "Open Access Model". This means that, from 2018 onwards, all BIBB publications will be made available on the institute's website for download free of charge in citation-friendly PDF format ("gold open access").

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain

The paper published at the London School of Economics is the result of an international collaboration between Hilary Steedman (former member of BIBB's scientific advisory board) and researchers from BIBB. It's based on two comparative research projects conducted by BIBB researcher Philipp Grollmann.

VET trends 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

VET trends 2018

This special edition of BWP singles out some of the current subjects to be discussed within the professional community and by the interested public at national, European and international level.

Save the date: BIBB Congress on 7 and 8 June 2018 in Berlin

Friday, September 15, 2017

Save the date: BIBB Congress on 7 and 8 June 2018 in Berlin

“Learning for the future: VET of tomorrow—experience innovations” is the motto of the congress. The congress will be simultaneously interpreted in English. Numerous VET experts from home and abroad are once again expected to attend. Online Registration will be available as of November/December 2017.

Hubert Ertl is the new Head of Research at the BIBB

Friday, September 01, 2017

Hubert Ertl is the new Head of Research at the BIBB

Since 1 September 2017, Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl has been Deputy President and Head of Research of the BIBB. He regards the stronger strategic focus of research in the BIBB and its international networking as a particular challenge.

Strategies and opportunities for vocational schools – BIBB analyses concepts
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Strategies and opportunities for vocational schools – BIBB analyses concepts

Vocational schools face challenges such as demographic change, digitalisation, and the trend towards higher school leaving qualifications. BIBB investigated the current situation of the learning venue and of the various approaches adopted in the federal states in a national comparison.

Research stay by Dr Silvia Annen in Canada

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Research stay by Dr Silvia Annen in Canada

From April 2017, Dr. Silvia Annen (BIBB) will be commencing a two year research stay at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. This is being funded by a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Young refugees have arrived in the transitional phase – BIBB Data Report published

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Young refugees have arrived in the transitional phase – BIBB Data Report published

The increase in the transition phase between school and training is mainly due to programmes supporting German language learning for young refugees and immigrants. The BIBB Data Report again provides a range of facts and figures on all areas of initial and continuing vocational education and training.

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff

A nationwide shortage in nursing and healthcare professions could occur in the near future. In 2035 labour demand would outstrip supply by around 270,000 persons. A BIBB analysis based on projections also turns its attention to possible compensatory measures.