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Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Schleichstraße 6
72076 Tübingen
Tel.: +49 07071 / 979 - 0
Fax: +49 07071 / 979 - 100

Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), founded in 2001, researches how digital media affect knowledge and communication processes and how digital media can be used to optimize said processes. With its approx. 110 scientists, the institute focuses its psychological basic and practice oriented research towards five main application fields:

  • Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in Schools
  • Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in Universities
  • Knowledge-related Internet Usage
  • Knowledge Work with Digital Media
  • Knowledge Transfer in Museums and Exhibitions

Since 2006, the IWM has been offering young scientists a profound and structured doctoral education and training program. Regarding the career development of postdocs the IWM also plays a leading role. With the postdocs network „Cognitive Conflicts During Media Use“, funded by the Leibniz-Association, the IWM has been offering one of the first systematic support programs to excellent junior researchers.

Since its foundation in 2001, the IWM has gained a key position in establishing national and international research networks addressing topics of technology-based learning and teaching. In 2009, the IWM founded the first “Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Tübingen” in Germany, titled “Education in Informational Environments”. Since 2017 it has been continued with the title “Cognitive Interfaces”.


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress

Head of Administration:
Klaus-Dieter Bastin

Public Relations:
Simone Falk von Löwis