About us

Our unique profile is shaped by our focus on education in a democratic society, educational processes in the digital world, and STEM in a culture of sustainability.

Origins and history of the University of Education Karlsruhe

It took 250 years for the teachers' seminar to become a University of Education that is authorised to confer post-doctoral degrees (habilitation). Read more about the university's history.

Programmes in Teacher Education

Integral components of the Teacher Education programmes offered at the University of Education Karlsruhe include: digital media in education as well as research methods in educational sciences. As a special profile for future teachers, the University of Education Karlsruhe offers the Bilingual Course (BLL/CLIL) with English and French as target languages.

Alongside the programmes in Teacher Education, we also offer degree programmes that are not specifically related to Teacher Education:a bachelor's degree can be earned in the programmes in Childhood Education (B.A.) and Physical Activity, Health and Recreation (B.A.) while a master's degree can be pursued in the programmes in Biodiversity and Environmental Education (M.Sc.), Adult Education (part-time programme for working professionals), Geragogics (part-time programme for working professionals), Higher Teaching at Vocational Schools, Intercultural Education, Migration and Multilingualism (M.A.) as well as Cultural Mediation. Masterstudiengang Biodiversität und UmweltbildungMasterstudiengang ErwachsenenbildungMasterstudiengang GeragogikHöheres Lehramt an beruflichen SchulenMasterstudiengang Interkulturelle Bildung, Migration und MehrsprachigkeitMasterstudiengang Kulturvermittlung

In September 2020, the Accreditation Council certified that our university is capable of achieving the required quality standards in teaching and learning and our degree programmes successfully passed the system accreditation procedure.

Education in focus - at a glance

Research in the field of education

As a University of Educationwe are fully authorised to confer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. We engage in educational science and teaching methodology as well as in subject-specific research. Consolidated research activities The common focus is to better understand and design educational processes. The focus is on exploring the foundations of education - from early childhood education to school and adult education through to geragogics.

We concentrate our expertise in empirical research at our Institute for Research Methods in Educational Sciences, which was opened in 2018.

Targeted support for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers is provided, among others, by theuniversity's Research Departmentand the graduate school of teacher education (Graduiertenakademie der Pädagogischen Hochschulen, graph),which is also located at our university.

Focus on quality

Within the context of thehigher education development projectsthat we carry out together with our partners and funding organisations, we continuously strive to improve the quality of teaching and research as well as to enhance the promotion of early-stage researchers and continuing education.

Teaching and Learning Labs

A special highlight of our university are the numerous Teaching and Learning Labs (TLL). These are learning environments outside the classroom for day-care children and pupils, where new educational services and teaching concepts are being developed, tested and scientifically evaluated.

Here, students acquire competencies that are important for their future careers. And professionals and teachers get new ideas for innovative education.

Continuing education

Lifelong learning

Our part-time continuing education programme is specially designed for working professionals from all sectors. Its portfolio ranges from the master's programme in Geragogics to a broad spectrum of certificates for various fields of education.Weiterbilden

A science hub strog in cooperation

The University of Education Karlsruhe forms an integral part of the Karlsruhe science hub where numerous universities and research institutions work closely together within a tight network.Kooperationspartner und FördererMoreover, we also collaborate with external partners from the fields of society, culture, education, business, and politics. The aim of this "third mission" is to make a decisive contribution to societal challenges in addition to research and teaching. https://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/forschenhttps://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/studieren These include ecological, technological, and economic issues as well as social challenges, such as successfully coping with new social inequalities.

Values and strategy

The mission statement of the University of Education Karlsruhe shapes the university's everyday routine. It sets out the standards for the quality of teaching and research as well as the way we deal with our cooperation partners and with each other.

Last change: 04.08.2022
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