The starting point for research and development projects at Bern University of Teacher Education are social issues and issues relevant to policy in the context of education. Their findings contribute to a better understanding of teaching and learning processes and support scientifically based decisions on actions. The research and development department is coordinated by the Institute for Research, Development and Evaluation (IFE).

Research Programmes and the open research programme

Research at Bern University of Teacher Education is organised into eight Research Programmes and an open research programme.

Research support and project administration

The Center for Research Support is the central support centre for all researchers and potential researchers at Bern University of Teacher Education. In addition, it is responsible for project administration and supports the Commission for Research and Development.

Educational evaluation

The Centre for Educational Evaluation (ZBE) is the central point of contact at the Bern University of Teacher Education for evaluation issues.