Welcome to the
Knowledge Media Research Center!

Knowledge acquisition, knowledge exchange, and knowledge communication using innovative technologies form the core of the research topics at the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tuebingen. Our researchers are concerned with classic forms of teaching and education in schools and higher education, as well as with promoting learning in informal settings, such as in museums, the internet, and the work place.

At the KMRC, our multidisciplinary team of highly trained scientists from cognitive and educational sciences, human behavioral sciences, and social sciences works closely with experts from media technology and computer science. By collaborating with public and private institutions and by transferring research results into real world applications, the institute makes a substantial contribution to enabling innovative media-based teaching and learning scenarios.

On our website you will find further insights into our organizational structure and the research conducted at the institute.


Workshop on possibilities of Serious Games.

Today partners of the cluster “Overcoming barriers to prevention and treatment of obesity in childhood and adolescence - a digital media approach” (Spokesman of the Cluster: Prof. Stephan Zipfel, University Medical Hospital Tuebingen) of Leibniz ScienceCampus Tübingen invite to the workshop "Development of Learning Games/ Serious Games in Health Educational Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Knowledge Media Research Center. Goal of this workshop is to illuminate possibilities of Serious Games or Learning Games in Health Education. Approaches researched in Tuebingen will be presented and discussed with international experts for this purpose. (more...)

Director of the kmrc with a talk at the Beijing Forum

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Beijing Forum (Peking, China), which is scheduled on November 1st-3rd 2013. Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse, the director of the knowledge media research center, has been invited to a talk (November 2nd, 9 AM). His talk “Informal Learning in Higher Education – The Role of the Changing Environment” will be given to an Expert Forum. After Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Küng a guest speaker from Tuebingen has been invited for the second time in a row. (more...)