Places of research

Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research

A large part of the experimental laboratory research at the University of Erfurt has so far been distributed among three laboratories - the Herrmann-Ebbinghaus Laboratory, the ELab of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences and Junior Research Group on Infant Research in Thuringia. Against the background of the increased demand for laboratory capacity across all faculties, particularly in the areas of health communication, educational research and linguistics, the University of Erfurt has now taken a consistent step towards the future: The Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research - or ErfurtLab for short - was founded on July 1st 2019. The existing laboratories are now merged, expanded and institutionally anchored in a central one. The most important task of the ErfurtLab is to provide and sustanably enlarge its research resources that meet the highest scientific standards. For this purpose over 400 sqm and 15 rooms for laboratory experiments, surveys, group interviews and other forms of data collection are available.

Link to websites of the Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research (ErfurtLab)

Erfurt School of Education

Since 2006, the Erfurt School of Education has been the central academic institution that conceives and organises teacher training at the University of Erfurt and coordinates the interfaces to the four faculties and other actors in teacher training on state and national level. Further fields of work are the promotion of young talent and research on teacher training as well as scientific training.

Link to websites of the Erfurt School of Education

Gotha Research Library

The Gotha Research Library is a special library for the history of culture and knowledge of the Early Modern Age and modern times. It sees itself as an institution of research infrastructure and accomplishes services on behalf of its historical collection as well as general research and science. It is part of the University of Erfurt and also part of an inspiring research environment at Friedenstein Castle in Gotha.

Link to websites of the Gotha Research Library

Gotha Research Centre

The Gotha Research Centre (FZG) is a central institution of the University of Erfurt. It is closely connected with the neighbouring Gotha Research Library, one of the most important early modern libraries in Germany, and with the museum collections of the Foundation Schloss Friedenstein. By this linkage, the FZG sees itself as a research centre for the history of culture and knowledge in modern times with the an eye to initiating and promoting research on basis of the Gotha collections.

Link to websites of the Gotha Research Centre

Willy Brandt School

The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy was founded in 2002 as part of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt. Since then it has been an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented and international professional school that prepares students for the demands and challenges of today's complex political world.

Link to the websites of the Willy Brandt School