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Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Tübingen „Cognitive Interfaces“


  • Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)
  • Cooperation partner in Tübingen is the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (link):
  • Anatomy (link) (in German)
  • Didactics of biology (link) (in German)
  • Department of Psychology (link)
  • Department of Computer Science (link)
  • Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)
  • Institute of Media Studies (link)
  • Institute of Sports Science (link)
  • Medical Faculty (link)
  • Sports Medicine, University Hospital Tübingen (link) (in German)

Target Group

Scientists from psychology, sociology, educational science, computer science, media science, sports science, didactics and medicine


The fundamental idea of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus, to link research in and outside the university more strongly, is based on an initiative by the Leibniz Association. To achieve this, the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus is structured as a joint research association of the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien and the University of Tübingen. The goal is to foster an exchange of scientific excellence among Leibniz institutions and universities through reciprocal regional partnerships. The network is meant to pool elements of excellence, to do strategic research, to foster interdisciplinary choices of topics, projects and methods, to increase the visibility of the campus location and increase its research profile. The Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus is invested in sustainability: research training groups, graduate schools, special research fields and clusters of excellence can emerge here.

Theme Focus

About 40 scientists conduct research on the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus “Cognitive Interfaces“ (WCT).  They investigate how information is digitally treated and which forms of interaction can be made available to support knowledge-intensive tasks such as learning, solving problems, or supporting decision-making.

The Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus pools the expertise of a variety of disciplines and the know-how of scientists in the fields of psychology, informatics, biology didactics, dentistry, medicine, educational science, media science and sports science.


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress (Head of the WCT and Director of the IWM)
Tel.: +49 7071 / 979 - 209
Email: u.cress[at]

Dr. Jürgen Buder (Department of Strategy)
Tel.: +49 7071 / 979 – 326
EMail: info[at]

Funding Organizations

  • University of Tübingen
  • Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)
  • State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Leibniz Association

Partners in the Network