Gifted children at the Hector Children's Academies

Which children are supported in the Hector Children's Academies project and with which support measures?

Press Room

Here you will find all current publications and press releases of the scientific support.

Scientific Support & Studies

The program of the Hector Children's Academies is continuously being further developed based on the findings of the scientific support.


The Hector Children's Academies regularly invite you to exciting and informative lectures and events.

Why science needs practice – and vice versa

The Hector Children’s Academies is the only program for particularly gifted and highly talented elementary school children in Germany that is continuously monitored scientifically. Researchers at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology at the University of Tübingen and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information (DIPF) in Frankfurt focus on questions such as: Under what conditions does the support program have a particularly positive effect on the children? They also design and evaluate courses, that specifically address the needs of particularly gifted and highly talented children – the so-called Hector Core Courses – as well as qualification offers for course leaders. The scientific findings are continuously incorporated into the further development of the program.

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Learn more about the work of the scientific support in our video series.