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Institute of Education

The path to research begins during your BA and MA studies

Are you curious about how schools "work"?

Would you like to gain some insight into our research projects?

How does research work? How does one begin a new research project? How do we plan a new study? How do we find schools to participate in our studies? How do we involve schools in our research projects? How do we develop interview guidelines or questionnaires? And how can you, despite the large amount of data, still see ‘the forest’ and answer the research question? How can we ensure that our results are relevant for school practice?

During your tertiary education, you can find numerous possibilities to work on research projects with us

You can conduct your own study as part of your final thesis (BA and MA), evaluate pre-existing data or discuss research questions with us in the Master and PhD Colloquium. You can also take advantage of the advertised internshipand the opportunities to work on a research project as a student assistant.

We look forward to meeting you!

Weiterführende Informationen


You can take up contact with us via or directly contact a member of the chair’s staff. 

For bachelor’s or master’s theses, please contact Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki

Contact us at an early stage. To book a written thesis with us, you must already have an approved concept. Therefore, we recommend taking up contact six months before booking the module.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The central aim of our work

The central aim is to use the findings of research to improve the quality of concrete school practices and of the education system, so that inequalities in education can be reduced and equality of opportunity promoted.

Agenda Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft - Lehrstuhl Prof. Maag Merki

Katharina Maag Merki gewinnt UZH Mentoring Award 2021

Katharina Maag Merki erhält als eine von drei Gewinner:innen den UZH Mentoring Award 2021 des Graduate Campus. Mit diesem Award werden Betreuer:innen von Doktoraten an der UZH für hervorragende Betreuung und Nachwuchsförderung ausgezeichnet.