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Education Worldwide


Welcome to Education Worldwide and peace for all mankind!
This site provides you with information on education and educational research in an international context. Our webdossiers are compiled using country or subject specific Internet resources.

Chart of the month: Worldwide attacks on education in the context of armed conflicts (2015-2020)

Grafik, die für ausgewählte Länder zwischen 2015-2020 die Anzahl an Angriffen auf Bildung im Kontext bewaffneter Konflikte dokumentiert.
The chart documents the number of incidents of attacks on education from 2015 to 2020 in selected countries in the context of armed conflicts. (Link to the original chart)

With regard to current events (war in Ukraine 2022), our chart of the month highlights the number of attacks on educational institutions in selected countries between 2015 and 2020. As you can see, Ukraine was already included in the sad statistics before 2022. The graph is part of the Unesco Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) 2021/22. The data used for the graph are taken from "Education Under Attack 2020", a report published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). There is a "Country Profile" for each country examined. We provide links to the publications of Unesco and the GCPEA as well as to the country profile on Ukraine below.

Education and COVID-19 - All publications by the Unesco and the OECD at a glance

Tagcloud zum Thema
Copyright: DBS/Cohen (created with, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Communication Organisation) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) are two of the largest international players when it comes to reports, studies and other publications on education. Both have therefore published several interesting publications on the subject of the corona pandemic (COVID-19) and education. We link their publication lists here. The literature is usually free of costs and freely accessible. Sometimes it is also available in different languages.

Chart of the month: Unequal distribution of scientific publications between "North and South"

Grafik zu Anteil an wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen pro Kontinent 2015-2019
Graphic on share of scientific publications per continent 2015-2019. The statistics only include the so-called "hard" sciences, excluding Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. [Link to the original chart]
Copyright: UNESCO Science Report: The Race Against Time for Smarter Development, 2021, CC BY-SA 3.0

Our chart of the month looks at the unequal distribution of scientific publications worldwide. The dominance of publications from North America, Europe and East/Southeast Asia in contrast to the other regions is particularly striking. In addition to the impressive graphic, we suggest further reading if you are interested in the topic of north-south divide in science and research.

The conference report of the 3rd "European research & innovation days 2021" was published

Cover des Konferenzberichtes der 3. European Research & Innovation Days 2021
Copyright: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission), CC BY 4.0

The "European Days of Research & Innovation" took place for the third time in June 2021. The European Commission invites policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate the future of research and innovation in Europe. The conference was particularly interesting because it dealt with the new EU research and innovation programme "Horizon Europe". The conference report contains summaries, quotes and images from the two-day event. The conference website also provides videos of the individual sessions and workshops.

New webdossier "The Coronavirus, the Pandemic, and Education in an International Perspective"

Ein Foto einer Erdkugel mit Stethoskop und einem Zettel mit der Aufschrift

In this webdossier, the team of Education Worldwide compiles international information on education in times of the Coronavirus pandemic.

New OECD publication on the state of education worldwide, one year after the beginning of the COVID-pandemic

Cover der OECD-Publikation
Cover of the OECD publication "The State of Education. One Year into the COVID-Pandemic" (2021)
Copyright: OECD

The corona pandemic, which has been rampant since March 2020, has led to massive problems in the education systems of all countries worldwide: closed schools and inadequate digital teaching have lead to large educational gaps among students. This situation has been going on for a year now. During this time, the OECD, together with UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank, has collected data from around the world on how different education systems are coping with the challenge and crisis management. The report linked here offers first preliminary results.

Update January 2022: Meanwhile, the OECD published a new report with the title  "The State of Global Education. 18 Months into the Pandemic" as well as other reports with different topics related to education and the COVID-19 pandemic. We link to all of them here. 

The International Handbook of Inclusive Education has been published Open Access

Cover des Handbuchs Inklusion International + Zusatzinfo

The International Handbook of Inclusive Education was published in January 2021 and is accessible online and free of charge. It provides an overview of international comparative research on inclusion. In particular, the authors of the book explore the question of how a global paradigm such as that of inclusion is translated into national norms and local practices. This is done among others by building on case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The articles are either in German or in English.

Our international OER dossier re-published in new splendour

Humorvolle Veranschaulichung der Entwicklung der CC-Lizenzen in Anlehnung an das Bild, das die Entwicklung zum aufrecht gehenden Menschen darstellt.
Humorous illustration of the development of the CC licenses
Copyright: author unknown, CC BY-SA 4.0

At the end of the year, we completely revised and updated our international OER dossier. The OER movement can now look back on several years of activity. Many projects have now expired. But many new ones have also been created, building on the knowledge gained from older projects ("lessons learned"). Networks and repositories with OER material have emerged. Much literature has also been published on OER, including critical voices. You can find all of this in our new web dossier on international perspectives on OER. We hope you enjoy reading!

Country Dossiers

You can find webdossiers and further information sorted by country. Continents and regions can also be found in the alphabetical list (for example, find “Europe” under E). You can click on continents on the interactive world map. A list of countries belonging to this continent will appear.

Thematic Dossiers

Please find webdossiers and further information sorted by theme. These themes can be transnational or country specific.