The “Coordination Office for Multilingualism and Language Education (KoMBi)” coordinates the research projects that a part of the cluster “Language Education and Multilingualism” funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). We support the exchange of experience, make contact to thematically related research projects nationally and internationally, support public relations as well as dissemination of research findings to education policy and practice, provide qualification offers for young researchers and support the establishment of a sustainable data management strategy – and much more.
Together with the research projects, we contribute to the increase of scientific knowledge on multilingualism and language education as well as to the development of excellent research capacity. Beyond the results of the single research projects, we provide knowledge on the successful development of multilingualism and the conditions under which it comes into being. The participating projects will expose potentials of societal and individual multilingualism, but also obstacles on its development.
We consider ourselves as partners of the research projects that we form a network with. Therefore, we define our tasks in dialog with our partners. Only together, we can ensure an effective working of the research cluster and contribute to the acceptance of multilingualism as an individual and societal ressource.