Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment
Education and research are decisive preconditions for innovation in business and society. This is why it is one of policymakers’ most important tasks to make sure the right framework is in place and secure sufficient financial resources for education, science and research. The Committee is interested in the promotion of Germany as a research location, vocational education and training and the conclusions to be drawn from the PISA studies, which compare pupil attainment across the OECD member states. One special feature of the Committee’s work is its responsibility for the Office of Technology Assessment (TAB). TAB advises the Bundestag on questions relating to research and technology policy and draws up analytical studies on significant issues.