The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE) is an interdisciplinary research project. This research alliance includes research in developmental psychology, cognition and neurosciences, early childhood education, education economy, and empirical educational research.


Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller (Spokesperson)

IPN · Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel (Spokesperson)

Prof. Dr. Birgit Mathes

University of Bremen

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders

Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

Dr. Manja Attig

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Aiso Heinze

IPN · Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel

Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen

University of Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach

Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp

German Institute for Economic Research / Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), DIW Berlin

Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß

Federal Institute for Population Research

Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert

Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

Support programs

BRISE collaborates with established support programs that are already implemented in Bremen. BRISE systematically connects early childhood and preschool programs into a chain of interventions. The intervention begins in the prenatal period and ends after the children begin elementary school. The scientific monitoring allows for the analysis of the synergy effects of those support chains, which provides additional insights on the improvement of the policies. This leads to reciprocal interest in collaborations.