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The IWM at a glance

We ...

... are interested in knowledge processes and how they are influenced by digital media.

... are 1 of the 93 research institutions of the Leibniz Association.

... conduct top-level international research.

... publish in the best scientific journals.

... cooperate with renowned research groups all over the world.

... initiated and coordinate the first Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus in Germany.

... focus our fundamental and applied research on the practical fields of schools, universities, internet usage, knowledge work and museums.

... offer young scientists a profound and attractive structured doctoral education and training program.

... help our employees to reconcile family and working life and promote equal opportunities for women and men in science.


The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), located in Tübingen, is an independent research institute. Its responsible body is the foundation "Medien in der Bildung" [Media in Education], a nonprofit organization under private law. The institute was founded in 2001. As a member of the Leibniz-Association, the IWM is supported equally by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal States under their joint program "Promotion of Non-University Scientific Research" (Art. 91 b GG).