Since January 1st 2017 Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress has been the new Director of the IWM.
She has been closely linked to the Institute for more than ten years. Since 2008, she has been a professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in the department of psychology. Since then she has headed the Knowledge Construction Lab at the IWM. For the past three years, she has been deputy Director.
Ulrike Cress succeeds the founding director Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse, who has successfully managed and expanded the institute for 15 years, so that the IWM is today one of the internationally competitive institutes of the Leibniz Association.