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New application deadline!
The application period for our Master's program "Early Childhood Research" was extended until July 15, 2017.
Apply now!
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Why study early childhood?
"Studying early childhood means learning to understand how humans have become who they are - every individual as well as all of us as a species. This understanding creates perspectives. Perspectives on the fundamental commonalities of all humans as well as the differences between individuals and cultures, on equal opportunities and health and the things that impede them".

(Daniel Haun, Director)
More about the LFE
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"Eight weeks at the end of the world"
Summer 2016 was a very special one to our LFE-Teammember Anne: She went on a field research project in Vanuatu, an island state in the South Pacific. Finde some impressions of her trip here...
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"A very special moment..."
"... to our university" – that is how Prof. Dr. Beate A. Schücking (Director Leipzig University) called the Oficial Opening of our Research Center. Finde some impressions of the event here.
Impressions
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Child scientists welcome. Participate!
Dear Parent, register now to have your child be part of one of our research studies.
Registration

Recent research for children

How do children share equitably? (Video in German)

How can I share the shells I found with my friend? Fifty-fifty or do I get the ones I searched for only? Child scientist Maia explains how children share equitably.

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July 2016
M.Sc. "Early Childhood Research" - An Introduction
April 2016
How do children perceive the place of things? (Video in German)