HundrED Research

We conduct original, multi-stakeholder research focusing on the continual improvement of education around the world and finding practical solutions to make this happen. All of our research papers, reports and insights are shared with the world for free.
Research | 10.12.2019
Spotlight on Employability

Organized together with Sayling Wen Cultural and Educational Foundation HundrED Spotlight on Employability Skills is a curated collection of 10 education innovations offering inspiring solutions to provide future life and career skills for students. The HundrED Spotlight is co-organized together with the Foundation to start their NXTEducator program on the theme of employability. 

Research | 3.12.2019
Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing

The HundrED Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing report provides insight into digital wellbeing education globally, introduces teacher and students perspective on the topic, includes observations from HundrED and Supercell, and describes the 10 Spotlight Innovations in detail. The Spotlight got support from our main partner Supercell, research partner The Diana Award and media partner ISTE,

Research | 26.11.2019
Spotlight on Financial Skills for the Youth

Together with OP Financial Group, we have identified 10 education innovations teaching youth financial skills from Finland and other parts of the world. The goal of this Spotlight was to identify how young people learn financial skills now and how they could be best taught in the future. These practical, scalable and pedagogically sound innovations are here to increase young people's learning of financial skills.

Research | 6.11.2019
Yearbook 2020

The annual Global Collection highlights 100 of the brightest innovations in K12 education from around the world to anyone for free. Now in our third Collection, the goal is to help pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations spread across the world. 

We evaluate each innovation for its impact and scalability based on the latest information and from multiple perspectives (e.g. teachers, students, leaders, innovators). For example, this year, as part of our selection process, a total of 2008 reviews were made by our expert Academy Members. We hope that this Collection will contribute to our mission at HundrED so that every child has the opportunity to flourish in life.

Download HundrED Yearbook 2020 for free to learn more about our research process, the impact of education innovations and which innovations were selected for 2020. 

Research | 10.10.2019
HundrED Forerunner: Improving Education in Helsinki

The city of Helsinki is proud to be the first HundrED Forerunner. As the world around us has become more complex, new and versatile skills are required in order to thrive. HundrED Forerunner identifies top-level innovations that can improve education immediately and at scale. HundrED Forerunner on Helsinki presents system-level innovations for implementing the goals of the new curriculum in Finland.

Research | 1.10.2019
Spotlight on Switzerland - Digital Transformation at School

Spotlight Switzerland – Digital Transformation at School is part of the HundrED Spotlight collection. It aims to highlight emerging best practices and supports inspiring teachers who actively tackle digital change in the classroom together with their students. The call for projects was open to all teachers working in Switzerland at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels.

Research | 23.9.2019
Spotlight on Pittsburgh, USA

HundrED is shining a spotlight on the educators and innovators who are doing extraordinary things to help students in southwestern Pennsylvania. The HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh identifies inspiring education innovations from the Pittsburgh region.

Research | 2.4.2019
Innovators Funding Needs For Education Innovations

The purpose of this study was to collect information about funding needs for scaling up K12 education innovations. HundrED 2019 Global Collection innovators were asked about their current funding status, future funding needs, and their experiences of the funding process in general.

Research | 22.3.2019
Spotlight on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

HundrED was asked to research Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on an international scale. As part of this research ‘Spotlight’ on TVET, three surveys were carried out, eliciting the opinions of TVET institution leaders, employers and students in Finland.

Research | 7.11.2018
Yearbook 2019

When showcasing education innovations we consider three fundamental characteristics: innovativeness, impact and scalability. Innovations can be scaled on these concepts which have shown to be critical in supporting transformation education worldwide. We have found that innovations from around the globe have numerous benefits, such as learning outcomes, quality of education provision, motivation, efficiency and interpersonal skills. 

The HundrED 2019 yearbook summarizes the impact of HundrED and showcases the incredible work of the Inspiring Innovations of 2019.  Download it for free now!

Research | 2.11.2018
Spotlight on Sustainability

The HundrED Spotlight on Sustainability highlights the innovative practices happening in education that address this important issue. We spent nine months researching sustainability in education and identifying the people already making this a priority in their educational settings. Together in partnership with MUSE School, California, and with the help of an expert advisory board, we’ve selected ten innovations which are impactful, address sustainability in a fresh way and have either spread to other settings or have the potential to.


This report was revealed at the HundrED Sustainability Summit in November 2018. 

Research | 3.10.2018
Spotlight on Victoria, Australia

HundrED with their local partner Education Changemakers identified ten inspiring Victorian education innovations to be revealed at the EduChange Festival in 2018.

Research | 11.6.2018
Every Child to Flourish

This research was conducted by HundrED to examine perceived needs of all stakeholders in education globally, through a State of the Debate review and Global Youth Survey. As young people are too often excluded from educational change, a core part of this exploration gains key insights from youth internationally. Everyone has a role to play in improving education, from students to systems leaders, to academics and teachers. It is time to engage all stakeholders, everywhere, to understand that we can utilize deep insights and change from around the world in our continuously interconnecting global community. This will allow us to move forward together, innovating for an education that allows every child to flourish, no matter what happens in life.

If you would like to share feedback on this research and/or what you think needs to improve in education please fill out this survey! We highly value your views and will use your comments in future research.

Suggested citation: Spencer-Keyse, A. Jessica & Warren, Frederika (2018), “Every Child to Flourish: Understanding Global Perspectives on Improving Education. Insights from a state of the debate review & global youth survey.’ HundrED Research.