Vision

BeLEARN is your Swiss partner for digitalization in education.

We research, innovate, network and offer solutions in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. Together, we can shape the future of teaching and learning, from education and for education. BeLEARN - the future of education in focus.

Goals

We find answers to questions about teaching and learning in the digitalized world.

We conduct research and transform the results into concrete solutions for education.   

 

We are experienced in educational practices and promote innovation.

We connect researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and users in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education.

Goals

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We find answers to questions about teaching and learning in the digitalized world.

 

We conduct research and transform the results into concrete solutions for education.   

We are experienced in educational practices and promote innovation.

 

We connect researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and users in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education.

Hub

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Our Hub is the center of BeLEARN. Researchers, start-ups and the agency work together under the same roof.

At the Hub, interested parties can discover start-ups and their products and learn more about research in the field of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. 

Bild des BeLEARN-Hubs

Hub

Our Hub is the center of BeLEARN. Researchers, start-ups and the agency work together under the same roof.

At the Hub, interested parties can discover start-ups and their products and learn more about research in the field of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. 

News

Translation

Meaning

At BeLEARN, we understand translation to mean any bridge from research to practice.

Origin

The term is most commonly used in medicine and refers to interdisciplinary activities for the rapid translation of research results into practice. The term originates from Latin (translatio, from transferre = to transfer, to transfer).

Why?

Digitalization brings with it a variety of challenges – also in education. Based on research, BeLEARN develops solutions for the educational environment.

Goal

Our goal is a quick translation, as in a bridge from research into practice, to rapidly make the latest research results usable for educational purposes.

Meaning

At BeLEARN, we understand translation to mean any bridges from research to practice and from practice to research.

Origin

The term is most commonly used in medicine and refers to interdisciplinary activities for the rapid translation of research results into practice. The term originates from Latin (translatio, from transferre = to transfer, to transfer).

Why?

Digitalization brings with it a variety of challenges – also in education. Based on research, BeLEARN develops solutions for the educational environment. And based on the questions from practice, BeLEARN initiates research.

Goal

Our goal is a quick translation, as in a bridge from research into practice and from practice to research. In this way, the latest research results can be quickly made usable for educational practice and the questions from practice can be taken up in research.

Founding Universities and Educational Institutions

BeLEARN is financed by the Canton of Berne and supported by the activities of the following educational institutions:

Partners

To achieve its vision, BeLEARN collaborates with the following partners:

Association

On October 27, 2021, the members of BeLEARN founded the BeLEARN Association with its headquarters in Berne. We are excited about this milestone.

 

The association is entrusted with the implementation of the strategic and operational goals of BeLEARN and forms the umbrella for the cooperation of the universities. The five participating universities are the University of Bern, the Bern University of Teacher Education, the Bern University of Applied Sciences, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.

 

BeLEARN is an initiative of the Canton of Bern and the work is funded by the Canton of Bern.

 

To the organization chart

Gruoppenfoto der Vorstandsmitglieder

Board

Daniel Steiner, Board member

Barbara Fontanellaz, Board member

Jean-François Ricci, Vice President Board

Fritz Sager, President Board

Jochen Schellinger, Board member

Katrin Müller, CEO BeLEARN

 

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Advisory Board

Andreas Klausing für Toni Ritz, Director Educa

Valérie Schelker, Head of Human Resources - Swiss Post

Fritz Sager, President Board BeLEARN

Barbara Agoba, Head of Human Resources - Die Mobiliar

Abraham Bernstein, Director of the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich

Hanna Muralt Müller, former Vice Chancellor

Alberto Piatti, Director Department of Formation and Learning DFA (SUPSI-DFA), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland SUPSI

Katrin Müller, CEO BeLEARN

Beirat BeLEARN

Administrative Office


CEO

Dr. Katrin Müller

Portraitfoto Katrin Müller

Chief of Staff CoS

Claudio Enggist

Portraitfoto Claudio Enggist
Information Technician and
Vocational Instructor

Riccardo Troia

Portraitfoto Riccardo Troia
Project Leader Sek II

Michael Grossenbacher

Michael Grossenbacher

Portraitfoto Michael Grossenbacher
Apprentice in Information Technology

Severine
Renggli

Portraitfoto Severine Renggli
E-Mail

Direct
contact

Unsere E-Mail Adressen setzen sich folgendermassen zusammen: vorname.nachname@belearn.swiss

Administrative Office


CEO

Dr. Katrin Müller

Katrin Müller

Scientific collaborator

Franz Lam

Franz Lam
Information Technician and
Vocational Instructor

Riccardo Troia

Portraitfoto Riccardo Troia
Project Leader

Michael Grossenbacher

Michael Grossenbacher

Portraitfoto Michael Grossenbacher
Apprentice in Information Technology

Severine
Renggli

Portraitfoto Severine Renggli
E-Mail

Direct
contact

Unsere E-Mail Adressen setzen sich folgendermassen zusammen: vorname.nachname@belearn.swiss
External mandated employee

Claudio Enggist

Portraitfoto Claudio Enggist

Administrative Office
BeLEARN
Laupenstrasse 19
3008 Bern

Administrative Office
Laupenstrasse 19
3008 Bern

FAQ

Frequently asked questions
  • You are a teacher, vocational instructor, school principal, parent, student or apprentice with queries about digitalization in education (see also the following FAQ).
  • You would like to train or further educate yourself about digitalization in education.
  • You are a researcher and would like to start a cross-institutional project.
  • You offer innovative teaching and would like to test its effectiveness.
  • You are an entrepreneur and see opportunities for cooperation.

Contact Form

You may be facing a specific challenge related to digitalization and education that could be evaluated by research groups, collaborations or development projects. Do you think that this challenge is relevant for a larger group of people? We are interested; please get in touch with us via contact form.

Contact Form

BeLEARN brings the five founding educational institutions together in one location. They are the University of Berne, the Berne University of Teacher Education, the Berne University of Applied Sciences, the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. BeLEARN is comprised of the research groups from these institutions, various start-ups and the administrative office. If you want to learn more about BeLEARN, sign up for the newsletter or contact us via the contact form.

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Contact

Administrative Office BeLEARN
Laupenstrasse 19,
3008 Bern

info@belearn.swiss

Geschäftsstelle BeLEARN,
Laupenstrasse 19,
3008 Bern

info@belearn.swiss

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