Leibniz institutions

DIPFGerman Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

The German Institute for International Educational Research supports educational research, educational practice, educational policy and educational administration on the basis of scientific infrastructure services as well as research and educational system evaluations. As a member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF aligns fundamental research with innovative developmental work and its implementation to the benefit of society.
Website
http://www.dipf.de
Contact
Professor Marc Rittberger

DIWGerman Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutions in Germany. Its core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy as well as provision of research infrastructure.
Website
http://www.diw.de
Contact
Mathis Fräßdorf, PhD

FIZFIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure (FIZ KA)

The FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a leading international provider of scientific information and services. The central mission is to supply scientists and companies with professional research and patent information as well as to develop innovative information services.
Website
http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de
Contact
Dr Luzian Weisel

GEIGeorg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI)

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research conducts application-oriented, multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media, informed primarily by history and cultural studies.
Website
http://www.gei.de
Contact
Professor Ernesto William De Luca

GESISGESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. GESIS renders research-based infrastructure services for information research, the planning and methodology of studies, and the collection, preparation, analysis, registration and archiving of research data from the social sciences.
Website
http://www.gesis.org
Contact
Peter Mutschke

GIGAGIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

The German Institute of Global and Area Studies is a research institution for Area Studies and Comparative Area Studies focussing on political, economic and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Website
http://www.giga-hamburg.de
Contact
Jan Lüth

HIHerder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (HI)

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe is one of the central facilities of historical East Central European research in Germany. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association. The Institute focuses on the history and culture of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Kaliningrad region.
Website
http://www.herder-institut.de
Contact
Professor Peter Haslinger

IDSInstitute for the German Language (IDS)

The Institute for the German Language (IDS) is the central non-university institution for the study and documentation of the contemporary usage and recent history of the German language.
Webeite
http://www.ids-mannheim.de
Contact
Professor Andreas Witt

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

The Kiel Institute is an international centre for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs.
Website
http://www.ifw-kiel.de
Contact
Sylvia Künne

IPNLeibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)

The institute’s mission is the development and promotion of science and mathematics education through research. The institute puts its focus on the fundamental research questions concerning the teaching and learning of sciences and mathematics.
Website
http://www.ipn.uni-kiel.de
Contact
Alexandra Jobmann

IWMLeibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien is an international leader in the research of digital media’s influence on the acquisition, exchange and communication of knowledge. Its application-oriented fundamental research is based on the interlocking of psychological and media technological expertise.
Website
http://www.iwm-tuebingen.de/www/en/index.html
Contact
Professor Ulrike Cress

ZPIDLeibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) is the documentation and information centre for psychology in the German-speaking countries.
Website
http://www.zpid.de
Contact
Dr Erich Weichselgartner

MfNMuseum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity (MfN)

The Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most significant research institutions worldwide in biological and geo-scientific evolution research and biodiversity. The Collections of the Museum are directly linked to research. They comprise more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as well as for the history of science
Website
http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de
Contact
Dr Jana Hoffmann

LZISchloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics (LZI)

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics is the world’s premier venue for informatics. World-class scientists, promising young researchers, and practitioners come together to exchange their knowledge and to discuss their research findings. Schloss Dagstuhl supports their scholarly work with a specialist library, the Open Data literature database dblp and as a publisher of academic Open Access publications.
Website
http://www.dagstuhl.de
Contact
Professor Raimund Seidel, Dr Marcel R. Ackermann

SOEPSocio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year since 1984, nearly 11,000 households, and more than 20,000 persons have been sampled by the fieldwork organisation TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. The data provide information on all household members, household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. Since the same persons are questioned every year, long-term social and societal trends can be traced.
Website
http://www.diw.de/soep/
Contact
Professor Jürgen Schupp

TIBGerman National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)

The German National Library of Science and Technology is the world’s largest library in its fields and supplies national and international research and industry with literature and information. The TIB Open Science Lab founded in 2013 is an incubator for advancing innovative technologies in the field of knowledge infrastructures.
Website
http://www.tib.eu
Contact
Dr Irina Sens, Lambert Heller

ZB MEDZB MED – Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED)

The ZB MED – Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences offers specialist information and research support in the fields of medicine, health, nutritional, environmental and agricultural science with large holdings of scientific literature in both print and digital formats and through its internet-based services (search portals, publishing platforms, DOI assignation).
Website
http://www.zbmed.de
Contact
Ulrich Korwitz

ZBWZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law. Research at the ZBW focuses on Media Informatics, Web Science and Knowledge Discovery.
Website
http://www.zbw.eu
Contact
Professor Klaus Tochtermann, Dr Anna Maria Höfler, Dr Guido ScherpDr Stephanie Linek

ZEWCentre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim was founded in 1990. The ZEW pursues four key objectives: to conduct research of the highest quality, to provide scientifically grounded economic policy advising, to train up-and-coming economists, and to provide knowledge transfer to the public.
Website
http://www.zew.de
Contact
Professor Irene Bertschek

Further partners

HIIGAlexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Founded in March 2012, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of internet and society. Within the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, the HIIG contributes to the research area Open Science and two projects..
Website
http://www.hiig.de/
Contact
Dr Sascha Friesike, Christian Katzenbach

IFIKiel University
Department of Computer Science

As a contribution to the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, the Department of Computer Science at Kiel University researches innovative methods for the collection, processing and publication of research data. The DFG-funded project PubFlow examines new approaches to automated workflow support for the publication of research data and evaluates them in experiments.
Website
http://www.inf.uni-kiel.de
Contact
Professor Wilhelm Hasselbring, Professor Norbert Luttenberger

L3SL3S Research Center

The L3S is a research center for basic and applied research in the field of Web Science. The L3S researchers develop new, innovative methods and technologies that enable intelligent and seamless access to information on the Web, link individuals and communities in all aspects of the knowledge society – including science and education, and connect the internet to the real world and its institutions.
Website
http://www.l3s.de
Contact
Professor Robert Jäschke, Professor Wolfgang Nejdl

HBIHans Bredow Institute for Media Research

The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research aims to understand how the media – the traditional as well as the new – shape society’s everyday life, to assess new developments and their opportunities and risks, and to provide orientation for action. To this end it combines the perspectives of empirically grounded social science and regulation-oriented jurisprudence.
Website
http://www.hans-bredow-institut.de
Contact
Dr Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

HHUHeinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Institute of Linguistics and Information Science
Department of Information Science

Information Science at HHU carries out research in a broad spectrum of many areas of Information Science, which also accommodates teaching in its bachelor and master studies. These areas include Web Science, Social Media and Web 2.0, Recommender Systems, Emotional Information Retrieval, Blended Learning and Gamification.
Website
http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/infowiss
Contact
Tamara Heck

HTWKLeipzig University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences was established in 1992 as a successor to the corresponding faculties of the former TH Leipzig. It offers courses in Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Mathematics which were accredited in 2006 and 2013. With these, the faculty continues the tradition of high-quality, practice-oriented teaching of these subjects.
Website
http://portal.imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Contact
Dr Toni Tontchev

IAIIbero-American Institute Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) is an interdisciplinary centre for academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. It is home to the largest specialist library in Europe for the Ibero-American region. It is also a place of knowledge production, exchange and cultural translation.
Website
http://www.iai.spk-berlin.de
Contact
Dr Christoph Müller

KnowCenterKnow-Center, Graz

The Know-Center is Austria’s leading research center for data-driven business and big data analytics. Know-Center conducts applied and interdisciplinary computer science research in five research areas. From search technologies, machine learning or knowledge extraction from big data-bases to the presentation and visualization of massive amounts of information, efficient use of information in social media channels, collection of personal data via desktop- and mobile sensory devices and intelligent software solutions.
Website
http://know-center.tugraz.at
Contact
Professor Stefanie Lindstaedt

Leuphana University Lüneburg
Centre for Digital Cultures

The Centre for Digital Cultures scrutinises the digital shift through research in disciplines such as media, cultural and social studies, through knowledge creation and transfer, as well as through experimental and interventionist media practices.
Website
http://www.leuphana.de/en/research-centers/cdc.html
Contact
Prof Dr Götz Bachmann

SLUBSaxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden is a research library with a wide collection. It offers special expertise in the fields of retrodigitisation, data mining, standardisation of formats and research discovery..
Website
http://www.slub-dresden.de
Contact
Dr Achim Bonte

TU_FreibergTechnical University Bergakademie Freiberg
Institute for Business Information Technology

Since summer term 2012, scientists of the Institute for Management Information Systems have been teaching and researching topics in the overlapping fields of computer science, business administration and engineering with a particular focus on decision support systems for enterprises.
Website
http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult6/wirtschaftsinformatik
Contact
Professor Carsten Felden, Claudia Koschtial

TU DarmstadtTechnical University Darmstadt
Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery on the Web (WeRC) & University and State Library

The Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery on the Web (WeRC), founded at the TU Darmstadt in 2010, is an interdisciplinary working group on knowledge processing focusing on Web 2.0. Of particular potential is the Web 2.0 with its so-called “wisdom of crowds.” The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) is a cooperation partner in this venture.

The University and State Library at the TU Darmstadt provides services for the university and the general public in Darmstadt and South Hesse as well as for local education and research institutions, public authorities, cultural institutions and enterprises.

Website
http://www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de, http://www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de
Contact
Professor Iryna Gurevych, Dr Wolfgang Stille

TU_Dresden_MZTechnical University Dresden
Media Centre

The Media Centre (MC) is a central unit of the TU Dresden dedicated to investigating and supporting teaching, learning and research by means of digital media technologies. The MC represents the ESF-funded eScience Research Network Saxony, whose aim it is to develop and disseminate research on the use of information and communication technologies at Saxon universities.
Website
http://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/ zentrale_einrichtungen/mz/, http://www.escience-sachsen.de
Contact
Professor Thomas Köhler, Dr Daniela Pscheida

Universität LeipzigUniversity of Leipzig

Institute of Communication and Media Studies

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig is considered one of the leading research centers and think tanks for communication management in Europe. Its Masters program for Communication Management has consistently been ranked the premier program for PR/corporate communication studies in Germany since its inception in 2007. The department for communication management’s research record is documented by over 75 book publications, more than
400 journal articles and numerous national and international studies.
Webseite
http://www.kmw.uni-leipzig.de/en.html, http://www.cmgt.uni-leipzig.de/home.html?L=1
Kontakt
Professor Christian Pieter Hoffmann

UniPassauUniversity of Passau
Media Computer Science

The working group media computer science focuses on Linked Open Data and Knowledge Discovery as applied to research data as well as personalised Just-in-Time Retrieval to support scholarly communication processes.
Website
http://mics.fim.uni-passau.de
Contact
Professor Michael Granitzer

MCMUniversity Library Mainz

The University Library Mainz regards itself as an innovative and professional service provider of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The University Library Mainz supplies the lecturers, researchers and students of the University of Mainz and anyone else with literature and information and provides learning and communication places as well as virtual research and information environments. The University Library Mainz has special expertise in the field of academic integrity.
Website
http://www.ub-eng.uni-mainz.de
Contact
Dr Andreas Brandtner

WikimediaWikimedia Deutschland

Wikimedia is a worldwide movement to support free knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation (located in San Francisco, USA) operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia. More than 40 local chapters support Wikimedia projects in their countries. Wikimedia Deutschland – Association for the promotion of free knowledge (Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens) is the oldest and largest local chapter and was founded in 2004 as a non-profit association and has more than 35.000 members today. (Source/Logo: Wikipedia)
Website
http://www.wikimedia.de
Contact
Dr Dominik Scholl, Daniel Mietchen, PhD

MCMZeppelin University Friedrichshafen

Faculty of Social Sciences

Founded in 2003, Zeppelin University is one of the first private endowment universities in Germany. It is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching, and to a balance of cultural, economic, and political perspectives on questions relevant to society.
Webseite
http://www.zeppelin-university.com
Kontakt
Professor Cornelius Puschmann