Hans Anand Pant is Professor of Educational Methodology at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His research focuses on how empirical methods can be made useful for schools, educational administrations and educational policy, and under what conditions it is possible to bring educational innovations to the field. As managing director he is responsible for the program of the German School Academy. The German School Academy develops practical training for teachers and innovative school development programs from successful school concepts. In doing so, it works closely with the network of German School Award winning schools.