Tübingen Center for Digital Education


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We are happy if we have aroused your interest and you want to become part of TüCeDE!
Members of TüCeDE can become postdoctoral researchers of the University of Tübingen or cooperating institutions (with an official cooperation agreement) who are doing research in the field of digital education.
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Saeedeh Babaii

Saeedeh Babaii works as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW).

Her research focuses on philosophy and ethics of technology and specifically AI, AI in psychology, human/AI interaction, medical humanities, and ethics of care.

Iris Backfisch

Management of the TüCeDE

Iris Backfisch organises and coordinates the projects of TüCeDE and is the contact person for young academics and public relations.

Christoph Bareither

Professor of Emprical Cultural Studies

Christoph Bareither's research and teaching focuses on the ethnographic analysis of digital everyday cultures, combining the perspectives of Empirical Cultural Studies (EKW) with those of Digital Anthropology.

Thorsten Bohl

Director Tübingen School of Education

Thorsten Bohl's research interests are primarily in the area of classroom and school research. 

Taiga Brahm

Professor for Economic Education

In her research, Taiga Brahm investigates the development of subject-specific and interdisciplinary competencies of learners in different educational institutions. She is interested in the possibilities and effects of digitization in schools and universities.

Jan-Philipp Burde

Junior Professor for the Didactics of Physics

Jan-Philipp Burde is particularly interested in electricity theory, context orientation and digital media in physics education. 

Ulrike Cress

Director of the Leibniz-Institute für Wissensmedien (IWM), Co-Director LEAD

Ulrike Cress conducts research on media-supported learning and knowledge communication in learning and information environments and is a member of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (SWK).

Michael Derntl

Head of the Dr. Eberle Center, Head of the Digital Humanities Center

Miachel Derntl seeks to advance the use of digital tools and methods in teaching and research across disciplines at the University of Tübingen.

Thérése Eder

Thérése Eder investigates how digital tools can be used in education, especially in the field of assessment and computer-based feedback. She uses process-oriented data (e.g., eye and emotion tracking) to record cognitive and affective-motivational outcomes.

Hanno Ehrlicher

Professor at the Chair of Romance Philology (Literary Studies)

Christian Fischer

Junior Professor of Educational Effectiveness 

Christian Fischer's research is guided by a mission to improve teaching and learning processes in STEM education, with a particular focus on digital technologies. 

Ulrike Franke

Head of the Transfer and Professionalisation Department at TüCeDE

Ulrike Franke coordinates the joint project MINT-ProNeD at the Tübingen location. In addition, her research focuses on professionalisation processes among teachers in the area of teaching and learning with digital media as well as in the area of teachers' experiential knowledge.

Carolin Führer

Professor of German Philology and Didactics of German Literature

Carolin Führer is interested in aesthetic learning in a post-digital world as well as digital didactics of reading and writing.

Tim Fütterer

Tim Fütterer is a post-doc at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology.

His research interests relate to the professionalization of teachers and links (online) teacher professional development, digitization and digitality, applied artificial intelligence in educational contexts, teaching effectiveness, and teachers’ reflections.

Peter Gerjets

Professor for Empirical Teaching-Learning Research, Head of the Multimodal Interaction Research Group at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Board Member of the LEAD Network.

Peter Gerjets is interested in the design and optimization of innovative digital learning opportunities for in-school and out-of-school contexts (e.g. multi-touch environments, virtual realities) as well as in the use of Artificial Intelligence in educational contexts (e.g. sensor-based real-time capture of learner states for adaptive learning environments, creativity tools).

Tilman Gocht

Managing Director of the Cluster of Excellence Machine Learning for Science

Tilman Gocht has been working in science management since 2010 and is mainly interested in strategy development and internal organization of large collaborative research projects.


Richard Göllner

Professor for Educational Effectiveness/Educational Trajectories

Annika Goeze

Professor for Professional and Continuing Education

Bernd Grewe

Professor of History Didactics, Head of the Institute for History Didactics and Public History

Bernd Grewe is interested in how historical education can be designed and improved with the help of digital media (www.historischer-augenblick.de). To this end, he is developing his own digital learning media: www.offene-geschichte.de.

Marc Halfmann

Head of the Software Development Department at TüCeDE

Marc Halfmann's work focuses on the development of multi-user interfaces for multi-touch monitors. As part of the research project "Personalising Oncology via Semantic Integration of Data (PersOnS)", he is working on a touch-based user interface for an interdisciplinary tumour conference.

Jessica Heesen

Head of the Research Focus Media Ethics and Information Technology at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW).

Jessica Heesen's research focuses, among other things, on questions of media literacy in a digital society, children's safety in online communication, children's right to privacy and self-determination in digital (learning) environments, and an ethics of artificial intelligence.

Anne Herrmann-Werner

Professor of Medical Education, Senior Physician, Teaching Physician

Anne Herrmann-Werner holds the unique professorship for Medical Education with a focus on medical didactics. In addition, she is the director of TIME - Tübingen Institute for Medical Education, which was founded in July 2022 and comprises the interdisciplinary training and simulation center DocLab, the area of medical education research and the competence center for university didactics in medicine. 


Nicolas Hübner

Professor of School Education at the Institute of Educational Science

Nicolas Hübner is a junior professor of school pedagogy at the Institute of Educational Science with a special focus on quantitative research methods.

Patrick Klügel

Public Engagement Manager

Patrick Klügel coordinates, among other things, the AI Makerspace in addition to the public engagement strategy of the AI research network Cyber Valley.

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Olaf Kramer

Professor of Rhetoric and Knowledge Communication, Head of the Research Center Presentation Competence

Andreas Lachner

Professor of Educational Science, Head of the Center for Research and Transfer: Digitization in Teacher Education (TüDiLB)

Andreas Lachner investigates the effectiveness of educational technology and the professional development of teachers in the context of educational technology.

Marlit Annalena Lindner

Professor for Digitalization and Education, Leader of the Leibniz Research Group at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM, Tübingen) and Leibniz-Institut for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN, Kiel), Board Member of the LEAD Network.

Marlit Lindner investigates how the design of digital learning and testing environments affects learners' cognitive and affective-motivational outcomes and their process data (e.g. eye tracking). She further works on leveraging artificial intelligence for automated material design and adaptive education.

Carmen Lipphardt

Postdoc at the Seminar for General Rhetoric

Carmen Lipphardt's research and work areas include rhetorical evidentialisation techniques, presentation rhetoric and the promotion of presentation skills, and rhetoric and presentation in the educational system.

Detmar Meurers

Professor of Computational Linguistics, Head of the ICALL Research Group, Board Member of the LEAD Network

Detmar Meurers focuses his work on computational linguistic methods in research on educational and second language acquisition and is involved in the Cluster of Excellence Machine Learning for Science.

Kou Murayama

Professor of Educational Psychology

He works in the field of motivation science, doing empirical research to answer the fundamental question both in basic science and applied disciplines: "Where do our motivation come from?".

Walther Paravicini

Professor of Mathematics and its Didactics

Walther Paravicini is interested in digital formats for mathematically gifted students, for mathematically challenged students - for example in vocational education - and also for future mathematics teachers.

Wolfgang Polleichtner

Senior Academic Counsellor, Didactics of Classics (Latin and Greek) at the Philological Seminar.

His interests include the use of digital media for improving the classroom experience for both learners and teachers.

Martí Quixal

Research Associate at TüCeDE, Transfer and Professionalisation Unit. 

Dr Quixal's focus is on developing materials and strategies to promote a co-constructive dialogue between schools and research institutions and to facilitate the transfer of research findings into school practice.

Christoph Randler

Professor for the Didactics of Biology

Using digital media in outdoor biology to combine classroom activities with extracurricular learning is one of Christoph Randler's areas of interest.

Tobias Renner

Medical Diector of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University Hospital Tübingen

Nicole Rieber

Nicole Rieber is a psychologist and media scientist and works as Senior Project Manager for the Berghof Foundation.

In her work, she focuses on digital peace education, particularly in phenomena like mis- and disinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories, and what influence those have on individuals and (democratic) societies.

Malte Ring

Postdoc for Economic Education and Economic Didactics 

Malte Ring's research interests include the assessment and modelling of competences in dealing with economic representations, the effect of support measures with regard to the understanding of (multiple) representations and the support of student teachers in developing high-quality explanatory videos for teaching economics.

Fabian Ruth

Postdoc in the Presentation Research Unit at the Research Center for Science Communication.

His research focuses on secondary school students' presentation competence (i.e., how to present with digital media in STEM subjects) and teachers' professionalism in the project Youth Presents. Fabian Ruth investigates the implementation and effectiveness of digitally supported teaching-learning arrangements in students' and teacher trainings.

Caroline Schmidt

Coordinator of the AI Makerspace

Caroline Schmidt coordinates activities within the Federal Artificial Intelligence Competition and the AI Makerspace. 

Sabrina Schmitz-Zerres

Postdoc at the Institute for History Didactics and Public History

Sabrina Schmitz-Zerres´ research focuses on historical and (history) didactic textbook research, digital historical learning, and the theory of historical consciousness and historical culture(s).

Josef Schrader

Professor of Adult Education/Further Education, Scientific Director/Board Member of the German Institute for Adult Education

Stephan Schwan

Stephan Schwan is head of the Realistic Depictions lab and Deputy Director of the IWM and member of the executive board of the foundation “Medien in der Bildung”.

His research focus is on cognitive processing and comprehension of dynamic audiovisual media and the role of digitial media and authentic objects and places for informal learning.

Kathleen Stürmer

Professor for Effective Teaching and Learning Arrangements, Deputy Director Tübingen School of Education (TüSE)

Kathleen Stürmer's research interests include the use of technology to map and promote teaching and learning processes in the classroom.

Marcus Syring

Professor of Educational Science with a focus on school pedagogy.

Marcus Syring is interested in diversity and heterogeneity in classrooms and schools as well as in the didactics of digital learning.

Ulrich Trautwein

Director of the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, Co-Director LEAD

Digital tools play a central role in Ulrich Trautwein's research on issues including educational effectiveness, teaching quality, motivation and personality, and gifted education.

Fahimah Ulfat

Professor of Islamic Religious Education, Head of the Institute for Islamic Religious Education Research

Fahimah Ulfat focuses her research on VR experiences related to Holocaust education.

Luise von Keyserlingk

Assistant Professor for Learning and Instruction at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

Luise von Keyserlingk uses multiple data sources to better understand how motivation, self-regulated learning, and contextual factors contribute to successful learning and performance of students.

Bob Williamson

Professor of Machine Learning Systems

Bob Williamson studies some of the theories underlying machine learning, including mathematical theories about data that go beyond traditional probability theory. 

Theresia Ziegs

Research assistant at TüCeDE, AI Makerspace

Theresia Ziegs is the link to the AI Makerspace, an extracurricular learning space for innovative technologies, where she works on the development of AI-supported methods for adaptive teaching in the MINT-proNeD project in the Future Innovation Hub.