Research Institutes & Research Centers

Interdepartmental Institutes & Research Centers


Center for Mobiliy 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.

European Center for Sustainbility Research | ECS

ECS is an independent platform for sustainability research and a transdisciplinary competence center. ECs aims to provide independent impulses for sustainability research on a national and European level, and on the other hand to contribute to the advancement of sustainable ways of acting and thinking on a national and regional level ("Three-Country-Corner").


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.

Friedrichshafen Institute of Family Entrepreneurship | FIF

The Friedrichshafen Institute of 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.


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.

Method Center for economic, social & cultural sciences

The Methods Center 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.


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 Media & Society

The Center 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.

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