Institutes & Centers

Cross-disciplinary Institutes & Centers


Center for Consumer, Markets & Policy | CCMP

The task of the Center for Consumer, Markets and Policy | CCMP is to network consumer research actors in the state of Baden-Württemberg (and beyond), to facilitate an intensive knowledge transfer between science and politics, and to promote an exchange between research fields on consumer-related topics.

Center for Cultural Production

The current questions addressed at the Center for Cultural Production concern the structures, economies and politics in which future curators, urban developers, festival makers, artistic directors and entrepreneurs operate in the cultural field. For the work at the Center, it is crucial to think of cultural production and social innovation not as opposites, but as an inseparable connection.


Center for Mobility Studies | CfM

The Center for Mobility Studies | CfM, based at Zeppelin University, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international analysis of regulatory, ecological, economic, cultural or planning framework conditions of innovative business models in the mobility market.

Centre for Media & Society

The Centre for Media & Society is dedicated to the interaction of media change and social change. Based on the observation of the central importance of media communication for modern society, the Center offers the basis for taking a scientific look at the manifold effects and interactions of social processes through and by means of the media.


Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship | FIF

The Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship | FIF focuses on the future viability of family businesses in the areas of succession & next generation, innovation & entrepreneurship, brand, family office, strategy and family governance.

Institute for a Sustainable Economy | ISE

The Institute for a Sustainable Economy | ISE at Zeppelin University joins the efforts of the academic stuff of the Department of Management and Economics which contribute with their research to the Sustainable Development Goals strategy.


Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ

The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is a research, teaching and practice transfer institution. Its main topics relate to work on the theory of relational economics and, in particular, on the governance of value chains, issues of corporate and leadership ethics and corporate culture, the conditions for success of transcultural cooperation, the economic/social conditions and consequences of disruptive technologies.

Research Methodology Training Centre

The Research Methodology Training Centre was founded as a cross-sectional institution to provide methodological support for research and teaching at Zeppelin University. In addition to courses in empirical methods and statistics, consulting for students and staff is also offered.

The Open Government Institute | TOGI

The Open Government Institute | TOGI sees itself as a thought-leader in developing new ideas, visions, and models for open government, and therefore follows an interdisciplinary, design-orientated approach towards research. Consequently, the implementation of ideas and recommendations in cooperation with partners from politics and administration also plays an important role for the institute. Additionally, TOGI values its close link with teaching and student research.

ZF-Centre for Sustainability Research

The ZF Center for Sustainability Research focuses on the strategic implications of the challenges posed by sustainability issues for the financial system. The researchers involved develop proposed solutions for dealing with financial risks arising from social and sustainability issues.

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