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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. Detlev Leutner (Chairman), Head of the Department of Instructional Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Bettina Hannover, Professor in the Division of School and Teaching Research, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn, Executive Director of the Unit Education and Human Development, The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader, Professor in the Department of Adult Education/Further Education, Institute of Education, University of Tübingen, Germany, and Academic Director of the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), Bonn, Germany

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

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

Prof. Dr. Monique Boekaerts, Professor emerita, Center for the Study of Education and Instruction, University of Leiden, The Netherlands