IEA Welcomes ECER to Hamburg

IEA is delighted to support the European Educational Research Association’s ECER conference in Hamburg from 3-6 September 2019.  IEA has a long history in Hamburg, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1958 at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Since then, IEA has been a pioneer in international large-scale assessments in education and is now recognized as one of the most respected and authoritative voices in international education research.

Speaking ahead of the European Conference on Educational Research, which is expected to attract over 2500 participants from around 70 countries to Hamburg, Executive Director of IEA, Dr Dirk Hastedt said:

“IEA is known as the organisation behind the major international maths and science study, TIMSS, and the international literacy study, known in Germany as IGLU, but in the rest of the world as PIRLS.  However, what a lot of people may not know, is that Hamburg is both the spiritual home of IEA, and the actual home of more than 150 of our employees.

“We are really pleased that the ECER will take place in our home city of Hamburg. Most especially, I’m looking forward to hosting our session about open access publishing opportunities, with information about how researchers can publish with IEA. This session is a great chance for researchers to learn about the opportunities for publishing their work and the support that IEA provides for sharing results so that they can actively contributing towards improving education.

“This is an exciting autumn for IEA, both with ECER at home in Hamburg, and later, with the release of the results of our International Computer and Information Literacy Study on the 5th November.  I am excited to see the international results and to learn how things have changed since the last cycle of the study in 2013. I am especially interested to find out how German students in particular have performed in this cycle!”

At ECER, IEA experts will be presenting papers and taking part in seminars across the conference, making use of data from TIMSS, PIRLS, and our International Civics and Citizenship Study,  ICCS.  IEA is also proud to be supporting the “Going Green” initiative by sponsoring water fountains at the ECER, allowing the conference to go plastic cup free.