Germany’s Education Server – a guide to education in Germany and around the globe
The German Education Server (Eduserver) provides information on all aspects of the German educational system. Details of innovative federal and state-level educational projects and programmes are made available alongside information on European Union educational programmes and global projects.
The German Education Server (Deutscher Bildungsserver – DBS) is an online portal for information and internet resources on the topic of education. It brings together content from the country’s national and federal governments, the European Union, universities, schools, state institutes, non-university research facilities, learned bodies, libraries and museums. The German Education Server provides a structure for all this information and groups it according to topic.
The EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme
The German Education Server provides information on innovative projects and pilot schemes offered by the national and federal governments and other providers as well as details of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. With its four key sub-programmes, this programme covers all sectors of education and all age groups:
- Comenius promotes mobility and exchanges in compulsory education
- Erasmus is an exchange programme for higher education students
- Leonardo da Vinci promotes cross-border initial and further vocational education and training
- Grundtvig is an adult education programme
From 2014, these programmes will be combined under the name ‘Erasmus for All’.
International programmes from the German Education Server
Alongside extensive information on the German educational system, the German Education Server also contains a lot of useful information on international education systems and programmes.
‘Education worldwide’ is another portal on the German Education Server and has been designed as a gateway to international educational information. Interested parties can find information on education policy, legislation, statistics and other international education provision. A database also gathers together information on educational systems around the world, which is increasingly important in the context of globalisation and increasing mobility.