Current societal challenges such as demographic change, the integration of diverse groups, or the lack of skilled workers require continual changes in the education landscape. At the same time, strong, well-developed and evolving structures are essential to enable lifelong learning. Viewed from this perspective in particular, the structural framework within which education unfolds is of utmost importance. Among other things, this calls for effective approaches in municipal education management. German cities and local government districts are developing a broad range of structural solutions to ensure data-based educational control. At the same time, they are passing on their experience to the municipalities and hence enabling the transfer of successful models.
Strong universities and a solid academic education make an invaluable contribution to today’s knowledge and innovation society. Hence, within the education system, university networks are a valuable resource for lifelong learning. Improving the quality of teaching at universities and study conditions helps ensure a high standard of academic education. Furthermore, a better representation of women throughout the scientific system and in top positions in particular will strengthen the competitiveness of the education system and foster equal opportunities throughout society.
At the DLR Project Management Agency, we monitor current developments within the education system and cooperate with our clients to develop funding measures and projects to cultivate structural development throughout all phases of learning. Through project and cross-programme events, we provide project exchange and transfer, delivering model results to support in the transfer process: here, we design and organise events such as conferences and workshops series to help implement the federal-state government ‘Teaching Quality Pact’.
In addition, we support the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in its legacy measures, such as the implementation of nationwide transfer agencies. They offer municipalities a port of call to share experiences and insights on developments within municipal education management.