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Two dates in January for the IFS Virtual Keynote Series

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The international IFS Virtual Keynote Series will take place for the third time in January and is dedicated to central topics of empirical educational research. Renowned international researchers present their research results in their lectures via Zoom and are available for subsequent discussion.

On January 16, 2023, the focus will be on "Gender, education, and development across the lifespan," with keynote speakers Professor Claudia Buchmann and Professor Mieke van Houtte. On January 23, we welcome Professor Jutta Heckhausen as well as Professor Kaspar Burger, who will discuss "Intentional agency and structures in education and development across the lifespan" (Original: Agency and structures in education and development across the lifespan) will speak. Two 45-minute keynotes will be given on each topic, followed by a discussion period with the plenary.

On both days, the IFS Virtual Keynote will take place from 3:15 to 5:45 pm. Registration are now open. Attendance at the conference is free of charge.

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Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.