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Lavinia Jacobs: giving is not enough

This is the subtitle of the news article Lavinia Jacobs, the Chair of our Board of Trustees, recently sat down with Handelszeitung to discuss the Foundation’s work, and the ambition behind our Strategy 2030. Often, there is a lack of evidence…
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Our commitment to excellence in research

2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Recipient Professor Janet M. Currie will be celebrated at the Jacobs Center Symposium in Zurich on 17 November. Currie, Princeton University’s Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, is best know…

Advancing EdTech’s focus on evidence-based impact

A new working group, comprised of leading organizations that fund EdTech ventures and research, is dedicated to advancing the industry’s focus on evidence-based impact. Led by the Jacobs Foundation, the EdFIRST (Education Foundations Investi…

A decades-long legacy of supporting quality education in Switzerland

As we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our enduring partnership with the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development — a flagship collaboration dedicated to advancing research in child and youth development to the highest standards &#82…

The Jacobs Foundation mourns the passing of Ernst Buschor

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Ernst Buschor, who passed away on 21 October 2023 (aged 80). Ernst was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 2003-2013. He was one of the most courageous politicians and the pioneer of new pu…

New insights on COVID-19’s impact on digitalization in schools

The research consortium S-CLEVER+ has published a tri-national report, focused on Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It examined the ways in which schools and educational institutions handled the challenges of COVID-19, from the digital adapt…