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Scientific advisory board
Scientific Advisory Board of the IWM

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the foundation, its organs, and the IWM in basic technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the institute's scientific and technical program, its collaborations, and its medium-term research and development strategy. The board regularly evaluates the IWM's scientific work and advises the Foundation Board in the appointment of the Director and the Senior Scientists.


The IWM Scientific Advisory Board consists of seven members:

Prof. Dr. Birgit Spinath (Chairwoman), Professor for Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Prenzel (Vice Chairman), Head of the Centre for Teacher Education, University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Vincent Aleven, Director Undergraduate Programs, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Fischer, Director of the Institute for Medical Education at the University Hospital, LMU Munich

Prof. Dr. Eva Jonas, Head of the Division of Social Psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Programme Director of Research in Education, School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Stefan Stürmer, Head of the Department of Social Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen