The Knowledge Media Research Center is one of 86 research institutions within the German Leibniz Association. Since 2001 Prof. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse is Executive Director at the KMRC. He is being supported by a scientific council that comprises the principal research scientists of the KMRC and the head of the administration. The scientific council identifies the medium-term research and development strategy as well as current projects and activities.
KMRC Foundation Board
The Foundation Board supervises the management by governing the foundation's business. The board decides in affairs of basic relevance, particularly with regard to organization, medium-term financial planning, budget, and medium-term research and development strategy (debated by the Scientific Advisory Board).
The KMRC Foundation Board consists of five members:
- Ministry Secretary Walter Kaag (chairman)
Representative of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- Dr. Gabriele Hausdorf (vice chairman)
Representative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumert
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
- Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler
Rector of the University of Tuebingen
- Bernd Lietzau
Representative of the Bund-Laender Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion (BLK)
KMRC Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board counsels the foundation, its organs, and the KMRC in basic technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the institute's scientific and technical program, its collaborations, and its medium-term research and development strategy. The board regularly evaluates the KMRC's scientific work and advises the Foundation Board in the appointment of the Director and the executive scientists.
The KMRC Scientific Advisory Board consists of seven members:
- Prof. Dr.
Director emeritus Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany
Dr. Bettina Hannover
Department of Research on Schools and Training at the Institute of Educational Science and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn
Director of the Center for Research on Education and Human Development and Deputy Director at the Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany
Dr. Josef Schrader
Department of Adult Education/ Continuing Education at the Institute of Education at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Cornelia Gräsel
Head of the Department of Educational Research at the University of Wuppertal, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Wim Jochems
Director emeritus of the Eindhoven School of Education, The Netherlands
- Prof. Dr. Monique Boekaerts
Center for the Study of Education and Instruction, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
Affiliation with the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen
The KMRC cooperates with the University of Tuebingen on various levels. The
current executive director of the KMRC at the same time holds the chair of Applied
Cognitive Science and Media Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen.
The appointment of professors who are in charge of a position as principal research
scientists at the KMRC is a joint venture.
The professors have the official duty to carry out the assignment as principal research scientist at the KMRC. In this function they also assume teaching activities at the faculties of psychology and educational science. In particular, within the ScienceCampus Tuebingen, and the Graduate School LEAD within the Excellence Initiative, the KMRC cooperates with the University of Tuebingen. Besides, the KMRC conducts cooperative projects with associated scientists from the department of Applied Cognitive Science and Media Psychology.