Partner of the KiSOC

National and international partners help strengthening the Campus’ research profile:

With an exhibition space of 66,000 m² the Deutsche Museum is one of the world’s largest scientific-technical museums. In exhibitions and accompanying programs the fundamentals of science and technology are conveyed to the visitors. People of all ages gain an insight into research processes as well as an access to scientific-technical topics and their impact on our live.

The Center for Culture and Science Communication (ZKW) is a central institution of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel (FH Kiel). One focus of the interdisciplinary work of the center is on the communication of cultural and scientific contents through media. It supports teaching and research and assists all institutions of the FH Kiel in matters concerning the conception and development as well as the medial implementation of knowledge transfer. The Mediendom, the Sternwarte (observatory) and the Computermuseum are operated by the ZKW.

Thematically the Research Center Borstel concentrates on basic and patient-oriented research in the field of pulmonary and bronchial diseases. Foci are on the areas of infection, asthma and allergies as well as inflammatory diseases. The common goal of the interdisciplinary research is to constantly develop existing methods for detecting, preventing and treating pulmonary diseases and to develop new approaches.

Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) investigate in which way digital media is influencing the acquisition and sharing of knowledge. Thereby research projects always consider the three perspectives theory, technology and subject matter. In its research the IWM is guided by internationally established criteria for scientific excellence.

Approximately thirty Nobel laureates as well as students doctoral candidates and postdocs are gathering in Lindau each year. The laureates and the young scientists get together in various events such as lectures, debates, master classes and panel discussion to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences.

The National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik) teaches scientists, students and people working in public relations the basics of good science communication. In tried and tested educational and advanced training courses participants learn how to communicate science in a comprehensible way. All courses are held by experienced lecturers.

The School of Education at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the first faculty for teacher training and educational research in Germany. It aims to raise the standard of teacher training at grammar schools and vocational schools to a new level. With the help of the School of Educatin, the training and further education of teachers in the commercial and technical fields as well as in the STEM subjects could be established as a uniform concept within the TUM.

The Zoological Museum Kiel is one of the oldest natural history museums in Germany, which in the 19th century developed into one of the most important zoological research institutes in Germany. Visitors of all ages can acquire knowledge through active experience at the museum. Fascinating exhibits encourage them to gain their own insights through close observation and to recognise connections.

The aim of the LUMA Centre Finland is to inspire and motivate children and youth into mathematics, science and technology through the latest methods and activities of science and technology education. Another aim is to support the life-long learning of teachers working on levels of education from early childhood to universities, and strengthen the development of research-based teaching. The competence in LUMA subjects (i.e. mathematics, science and technology) at LUMA Centre is provided according to national strategy and plan of action validated by the board.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. A particular focus is on the interdisciplinary treatment of major social issues and challenges such as the transformation of energy systems or the consequences of digital change. The FHNW's nine institutions of higher education cover a broad spectrum of subject areas and enable diverse, interdisciplinary research.

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. Its research addresses society's most important challenges and its teaching inspires the students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation. The institute plays an important global role, contributing to international academic and policy-related arenas and networks developing the fields of education and social science worldwide.

University of Helsinki is the most versatile university in Finland and one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

Visualization Center C is a research and science center in Norrköping (Sweden) conducting a unique mix of leading visualization research and public outreach activities. The center hosts a large-scale arena for public visits and events including media labs, interactive exhibitions and an immersive 3D fulldome theatre. The center is a result of a close collaboration between the Municipality of Norrköping, Linköping university, Norrköping Science Park and RISE Interactive C-Studio.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rechovot (Israel) is one of the world's top multidisciplinary research institutes. In the Department of Science Didactics extensive research and development projects are located. The work here is based on an underlying philosophy that considers curriculum development and implementation, teacher training, research and evaluation coherently and long-term.