DIPF actively conducts internationally networked educational research. To this end, it co-operates with supranational organisations and partners in other countries. Research and analyses of the scientists on topics such as national school quality, educational governance and science infrastructure provide a sound foundation for the international comparability of the German education system.
At the level of projects, many contacts are held with scientists from all over the world. In quite a number of cases, co-operations have led to intrinsic networking – for example, with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), cApStAn in Belgium or the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
Subject to the framework of large-scale educational assessments commissioned by the OECD such as PISA and PIAAC, DIPF contributes its expertise to international consortia, in the field of questionnaire design and technology-based testing.