The Institute of Research and Development focuses on initiating, implementing and disseminating research and development projects, on academic discourse among colleagues, on fostering university development and professionalization, and on international co-operation. We aim for a balance of research-based and pedagogical approaches by providing support for research activities with a focus on the analysis of teaching and learning processes, covering a broad educational scope. In our activities, the emphasis is on interdisciplinary diversity with regard to all educational science related issues, in keeping with a holistic research concept.
The provision of services, monitoring and support for the documentation of research processes is a constituent of participative research management. In a tertiary educational environment, research-based teaching is a challenging task which can be facilitated by demonstrating how to realise helpful educational processes.