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Education, Immigration and Innovation

The IW's Education, Immigration and Innovation competence area is researching how education and immigration contribute to securing skilled labor.

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The experts scrutinise the educational system from early-childhood teaching, primary and secondary schools right up to tertiary education. The focus is on both monitoring educational processes and policy developments as well as issues of funding and fairness with respect to the education system. Our economists analyse the contribution of migration to securing a skilled workforce, examine the importance of workers qualified in STEM subjects (science, technology, electronics and mathematics) for a country’s innovation performance and investigate whether such workers are sufficiently available to the labour market. The unit identifies potential bottlenecks and suggests how these might be removed.

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Christina Anger

Dr. Christina Anger

Head of the Research Group Microdata and Method Development

Tel: +49 221 4981-718
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Julia Betz

Julia Betz

Consultant Education Monitor and MINT

Tel: +49 221 4981-675
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Wido Geis-Thöne

Dr. Wido Geis-Thöne

Senior Economist for Family Policy and Migration Issues

Tel: +49 221 4981-705
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Justina Godesberg

Justina Godesberg

Deputy Teamleader Project Make it in Germany

Tel: +49 221 4981-875
Maike Haag

Maike Haag

Referentin Patentdatenbank

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Alexandra Köbler

Alexandra Köbler

Consultant for Immigration

Tel: +49 221 4981-687
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Oliver Koppel

Dr. Oliver Koppel

Senior Economist for Innovation and S+E

Tel: +49 221 4981-716
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Kerstin Krey

Kerstin Krey

Head of Education, Innovation and Immigration Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-833

Fax: +49 221 4981-99833

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René Lang

René Lang

Researcher in the "Make it in Germany" project

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Jeannette Michaelle Nintcheu

Jeannette Michaelle Nintcheu

Researcher for Immigration

Tel: +49 221 4981-872
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Axel Plünnecke

Prof. Dr. Axel Plünnecke

Head of Education, Innovation and Immigration Research Unit

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Vanessa Pohlmann

Vanessa Pohlmann

Consultant for event management and public relations

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Alle Beiträge

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Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children
IW-Report No. 62 25. November 2022

Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children

Wido Geis-Thöne

The organisation of all-day care for primary school children varies greatly from region to region in Germany. In most of the eastern German states it takes place mainly in after-school care centres, which are part of the child and youth welfare services, whereas in North Rhine-Westphalia these functions are taken over by the open all-day schools.

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The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers
IW-Trends 17. November 2022

Securing Skilled Labour by Attracting and Retaining International Students: The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers

Wido Geis-Thöne

The demographic transition is expected to leave Germany with a serious shortage of skilled workers. To alleviate this bottleneck, more young people from abroad should be trained at German universities and offered the prospect of long-term residence.

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The Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index
Expertise 14. November 2022

The Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index

Viktor Lázár / Ian Clay / Stephen Ezell / Shelby Lauter / Axel Plünnecke / Stefano da Empoli / Lorenzo Principali / Michele Masulli / Aaron Wudrick

Innovation ecosystems are increasingly complex and diverse, but there are common markers of core strength. In this report, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the German Economic Institute, the Institute for Competitiveness, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute benchmark 96 states and provinces across Germany, Italy, the United States, and Canada.

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Renaissance of vocational training?
IW-Report No. 57 7. November 2022

Employees in the renewable energy sector: Renaissance of vocational training?

Roschan Monsef / Finn Arnd Wendland

In order to master the ecological transformation of the real economy, many qualified specialists will be needed in the coming years.

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Learning deficits due to Corona in dual training
IW-Report No. 52 13. October 2022

Learning deficits due to Corona in dual training

Regina Flake / Filiz Koneberg / Paula Risius

The contact reduction measures during the Corona pandemic had a strong impact on everyday life in the German dual system of vocational training. Regarding the work-based training within the companies, the question arises as to which extent distance learning and remote working could be organized at short notice for the apprentices.

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