FiBS has been consulting on educational and socio-economic issues in Germany, Europe, and the world for 25 years. Informed by a variety of specializations, we examine educational sectors and their relationship to larger social issues, innovation, digitization, and labour market policy. This is how we make our contribution to supporting lifelong learning.
Our international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary team allows us to take diverse perspectives on the projects entrusted to us.
Lecture Digitalisation in Industrialised Countries - Opportunities and Societal Challenges for Higher Education
Lecture Workshop: Tell us how you recognize. Understanding how recognition processes operate and how to improve/open them
Lecture Making future skills visible: Opportunities and challenges of using badges to document future key competences at German universities
Lecture The Pacific Alliance: An agenda for cooperation with observer members - Vocational education and training for inclusive development and integration into global value chains
Today, FiBS-Direktor Dr. Dieter Dohmen and Galiya Yelubayeva presented the results of their analysis of the waiting list system for early education in Astana/Kazakhstan. The approach is well developed and implemented, by and large, and therefore also of interest for other countries, such as Germany, for example. Nevertheless, in detail some room for improvement could be identified.
Today, Dr. Dominic Orr contributes to a policy workshop on digitalising access of refugees to higher education at the Kiron Partner Event "Digitalizing Access to Higher Education and Shaping Successful Learning for Refugees" in Berlin.
Long waiting lists in kindergartens and schools are the nightmare of many parents - even in Germany. From the project results from Kazakhstan, perhaps something can be learned to improve the situation in the local kindergarten and school system, where parents run from one institution to the next in order to get a place for their child and too often remain unsuccessful.
Dr Dominic Orr presents a guide for the development of national strategies on Open Educational Resources (OER) at MERCOSUL Meeting on Open Educational Resources, hosted by MERCOSUL and UNESCO (28-30 November 2018).
During the conference Rethink HR Tech Dominic Orr (FiBS) and Professor Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences) will discuss on 22 November the potential and applications of digital certificates of competence such as Open Badges.
"With you and the FiBS, the topic of education economics has taken on a new significance in Germany and internationally. From my point of view, your view of adult education, which for so long has not been the focus of enough attention, is particularly pleasing," writes Michael Tölle, from the Arbeiterkammer Wien (Vienna Chamber of Labour), on the occasion of today's 25th anniversary of the FiBS.