FiBS: Enhancing lifelong learning for all

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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.


Dr. Dominic Orr today speaks at Kiron Partner Event on digitalising access to higher education for refugees


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.

FiBS Director Dr. Dieter Dohmen and Galiya Yelubayeva start project to improve the waiting list system in the kita area in Kazakhstan on behalf of UNICEF


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 UNESCO Guidelines for National Strategies on OER in Brasília


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).

Dominic Orr discusses concept of digital certificates of competence with personnel managers from all over Europe


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.

FiBS celebrates its 25th anniversary today


"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.

Presentation by Dominic Orr about open recognition in Paris


Dominic Orr speaks on the subject of open recognition as part of the ePIC 2018 Conference as well as the MIRVA project (Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible).

Dieter Dohmen Keynote-speaker at a Roundtable-Workshop on „TVET and Industry 4.0“ on 3-4 October 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Dieter Dohmen speaks on: "VET in times of digitalisation", "Economics of (practice-oriented) Vocational Education and Training (VET)" and "TVET in Germany".


Dieter Dohmen ends workshop with the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST)


Dieter Dohmen concludes three-day preparatory workshop with the University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran and other organizations on future research cooperation.

Position Paper #BolognaDigital


Current Bologna communiqué draft considers digitisation to be of significantly more importance in the Bologna process.

Developing and implementing a concept for the Iranian-German centre for lifelong learning in Iran


FiBS and Islamic Azad University in Teheran agree on extensive long-time cooperation.