The Institute Technology and Education (ITB) was founded in 1986. With about 50 employees, it is one of the largest independent research institutions on vocational education and training worldwide. The guiding principle of the ITB's research is the analysis and design of the interrelationship between technology, work and education. The ITB already maintains project partnerships in over 40 countries. Research fields are: - Work and Technology - Qualification Research - Learning and Teaching - Pre-occupational Education - Vocational Education and Training Systems - Digital Media.