The focus topic "Heterogeneity in Schools and Classrooms - The Rhine-Ruhr Region as a Research Laboratory" bundles research from different disciplines to examine the central social issue of the future, social heterogeneity, in the context of different educational fields. In recent years, there has been an increased national and international focus on the inequality of educational opportunities and educational success of different social groups. The Rhine-Ruhr region is an excellent research laboratory for this topic due to its special population structure.
The WKF bundles various research strands of Dortmund's school and educational research, systematically expands them, and presents its research findings nationally and internationally. With its work, the WKF actively contributes to a better recognition of the potentials of young people in the future and to the targeted promotion of these potentials in school and teaching.