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DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Educational Technologies

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Rostocker Straße 6
Frankfurt am Main

Research Interests

Educational Technology, Mobile Learning, Learning Analytics, Study Success


Topics to speak on:

Mobile Learning, Educational Technologies, Education in Emergencies, Education for Sustainable Development, Reduction of Education Inequalities

Words of Wisdom

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb).

"Every step you take brings you closer to your dreams."

"It always seems impossible until it is done" (Nelson Mandela, 2001).


Dr. Jane Yau is a Researcher at the EduTech team at DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a PhD in Computer Science (Mobile Learning) from the University of Warwick, England and held postdoc positions at the Centre for Learning and Knowledge Technologies (Linnaeus University, Sweden) and Chair of Learning, Design and Technology (University of Mannheim, Germany). To date, Jane has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles & conference papers in Mobile Learning, Learning Analytics and Educational Technologies.

In 2011, Jane was delighted to find out that UNESCO created a section and annual conference "Mobile Learning Week", which is the UN's flagship event on ICT in Education. She dedicates her time, as a member of the Global Young Academy (2022-27), to a) assist in the global challenges of increasing equal access to quality education for all learners, b) creating a fairer world to maintain a social and economic sustainable future for all, c) tackling the current educational crisis and d) bridging the educational, digital and curriculum gaps worldwide. <UN SDG4>.


2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Linnaeus University, Sweden

3 year PhD Research Studentship, University of Warwick, England

1.5 year funding, Female Professor Program, University of Mannheim, Germany

Travel Grant - Women-Go-Abroad-Program, 2021

Travel Grant - Julius-Paul-Stiegler-Memory-Foundation, 2019

Travel Grant - Barbara-Hopf-Foundation, 2017 & 2019