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Hosting Legal Entity
Leibniz Association
Senckenberganlage 31, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt am Main, PO: 60486 (Germany)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2003
Being upgraded since 2016 to 2017
Being upgraded since 2009 to 2011
Scientific Description
Education Worldwide (in German: Bildung Weltweit) is an internet portal that provides information on educational issues worldwide. You will find web dossiers on education systems and educational research in specific countries, links to websites (from educational policy, organisations, research institutes, and more) and to literature, information on conferences and other events, educational news and new publications. This information is provided through the search through different databases, amongst which are the most important educational literature database in Germany, "FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank", and one of the most important international educational databases, "ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center", as well as our own online database "Educational Systems International" (BiSy - Bildungssysteme International), our Event Calendar Database, and several more.Besides searching, you also have the possibility to browse through our educational topics or by country or continent.Education Worldwide is part of the portal family of the German Education Server (Deutscher Bildungsserver). It is hosted at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF - Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung), which is a member of the Leibniz Association.

RI Keywords
Education and society, Educational systems, Education, Educational policy, Worldwide, Educational information, International, Educational research
RI Category
Registers and Survey-led Studies/Databases
National Statistical Facilities (offices)
Research Archives
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Libraries
Research Bibliographies
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Humanities and Arts
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Access to Structured Information

BWW's topic categories, regional categories and web-dossiers offer well-structured information on educational issues. Additionally, the web-resources BWW links to are provided with keywords, abstracts, classification and other metadata.

Support for Inquiries and Search for Resources on the eb

If a user cannot locate the desired information, our BWW's services will try to provide the user with the needed information.

Access to Databases and Partly Full Texts

BWW provides an overall search over several databases that are relevant for educational information. For literature resources, if a full text is available, BWW will provide information on where to find it and whether access is free and open or subject to restrictions.

Metasearch Tool

An overall search over several databases relevant for educational issues.

Database Search Tool

In addition to the Metasearch, a user can also search through each database separately. The advantage of searching directly in a specific database usually is that one has more sophisticated options for search.

Browsing Interface

In contrast to searching, browsing provides a user with categories that can be "leafed through" when a user does not know yet what exactly they are looking for. Sometimes this way of looking for information can provide one with ideas and resources one had not thought of previously.

Access Type
Access Mode
German Education Server
Date of last update: 31/01/2018
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