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International Cooperations

The IWM cooperates with numerous renowned researchers from all over the world.
The map above gives an overview of these cooperations. (Please zoom in for more detailed information). For reasons of clarity we only show active cooperations, meaning institutions with whom we are currently working on research projects or on publications.
Among the international cooperating partners there are, e.g., researchers from Yale and Stanford (USA), the International Center for Neurosciences in Brasilia (Brazil) and the University of Sidney (Australia). Besides numerous contacts in Europe our network spans also to Japan (Kyushu University), Taiwan (National Sun Yat-sen University), India (G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering) and Korea (Hallym University).

National Cooperations

Leibniz Association

As a member of the Leibniz Association the IWM has numerous excellent cooperation partners all over Germany in the other Leibniz institutes. One cooperation structure within the Leibniz Association are the Leibniz Research Alliances. The IWM cooperates with other partners in the following Research Alliances:

Universities cooperating with

The portal (Website in German only) offers scientifically founded and practice-oriented information on the design of higher education with digital media. Many universities and several higher education associations cooperate with (overview of partner universities on - in German).

In addition to the research networks and the cooperation partners of, the IWM works together with numerous partners from research and practice in the context of third-party funding projects, such as the Research Center L3S, the Deutsches Museum, the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , the IPN (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education).

Cooperations in Tübingen

The IWM cooperates with the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in a number of ways. The IWM and the University of Tübingen jointly appoint professors who are Senior Scientists at the IWM. The professors teach in the Departments of Psychology and Education.


The cooperation between the IWM and the University of Tübingen is particularly institutionalized within the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Tübingen (WCT). Under the title "Education in Informational Environments", the first Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus was founded in 2009 on the initiative of the IWM. Since 2017 this is passed as WCT "Cognitive Interfaces".


The IWM is also significantly involved in the Excellence University of Tübingen graduate school's empirical education research (LEAD) as well as in their strategy for the future. In addition to these affiliations, the IWM conducts numerous cooperative projects with associated scientists from the Department of Applied Cognitive Science and Media Psychology at the University of Tübingen.

Tübingen Research Campus

The IWM is a member of the Tübingen Research Campus (TRC), which is a network of the University of Tübingen and non-university research institutes. The goal of the TRC is to create synergies and to jointly bring forward top-level research in Tübingen. There are numerous cooperations between the TRC partners in research projects. The partners share facilities and train their junior researchers together.