Professor Eckhardt Fuchs studied from 1983 to 1988 at the University of Leipzig and completed his PhD in 1992. He has worked as an historian at numerous academic institutions, such as the Historical Commission in Berlin, the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität of Berlin, the German Historical Institute in Washington and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His research interests include the global history of modern education, international education policies, curriculum and textbook development, world history and the history of science and historiography.
From 2001 until 2007 Eckhardt Fuchs worked as an academic assistant at the University of Mannheim (Chair of Educational Sciences I) , where he qualified as a university lecturer in 2004. He has been awarded scholarships by a variety of organisations. He is co-editor of the journal “Comparativ”, and a member of numerous academic societies. In 2007, he took up his position as research director of the Georg Eckert Institute, where he has now held the office of deputy director since June 2009. Eckhardt Fuchs holds the Chair for History of Education/Comparative Education at the Technical University Braunschweig.
He has been president of the International Standing Conference for History Education (ISCHE) since 2012.