Fabian Besche is a doctoral researcher in the project “The Global Development, Diffusion and Transformation of Education Systems” at the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” at the University of Bremen. He holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Bremen. Together with the other team member, he builds up a large scale database depicting the evolution and transformation of national education systems on a historic and global scale. His research interests include global comparative education, social network analysis, and international policy diffusion. Fabian is editor of the Education Digest section of the journal Global Social Policy and active in European youth and social work.