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Partners & Cooperations

Our Partners & Cooperations

In order to ensure the best teaching and practical experience for our students, we place great emphasis on three topics when choosing our collaborations and partnerships:

Proximity to industry

The aim is to create a strong link to practice in order to keep the study content and up to date.

Proximity to innovation

Another goal is to equip our lectures with a modern range of technical options, such as blended learning, to prepare our students for the working world.

Our network

In order to make our students' ideas fly, we need the right individual sparring partner. Thanks to our close-knit and diverse network, we are able to meet this need in the best possible way. We want to support our graduates in turning their ideas into reality. We have many different partners - from small specialized agencies to large presentation platforms.

International partnership

International partnerships

International partnership with Holocaust Museum

Together with the non-profit organisation SHAMIR in Riga, we are designing a multimedia exhibition about the crimes of the Nazi regime against Latvian Jews. We are developing concepts for an interactive exhibition for the "Ghetto and Holocaust Museum". This primarily involves the artistic development and technical implementation of historical art installations.

The Mediadesign Hochschule is honoured to be able to play an expert role in the development of such an important international exhibition and, as designers in Latvia, to make an important contribution to coming to terms with the dark history of National Socialism. More information is available in our newsroom.

Holocaust Museum in Riga

Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum

Museums District

Museums District

Ghetto Museum

Ghetto Museum

Museums District

Museums District

Partners & Cooperations

Icon Group

The ICON Group is an international consulting firm for design, marketing and innovation with headquarters in Berlin and offices in Munich, Ingolstadt, Santa Monica, Detroit and Shanghai. By combining business, design and technology, ICON develops innovative product and business strategies for its clientele and accompanies them from development to implementation. In key areas such as mobility, gaming or sustainablity, ICON also invests in forward-looking start-ups or companies.

The ICON Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and we offer our sincere congratulations. It is composed - as the name suggests - as a group of companies of several different companies in the industry. Their fields of activity include:

  • Automotive
  • Trendindustry, life & society
  • Creative industries
  • Games & e-sports
  • Technology

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teach audio

Teachaudio is a young team of specialists in the fields of didactics, audio, video, animation and programming. Our partner offers outstanding competence for the development and management of innovative learning offers in the field of blended learning. Specialized in the academic sector, teachaudio brings a lot of experience from 12 years of research and development.

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Academy for Arts (ASK Berlin)

The Academy for Arts ASK Berlin is the gateway to the world for the mdh. Since 2015 the ASK supports the Mediadesign Hochschule to expand its international relations.

The academy acts as a bridge builder between the countries and cultures of our world by planning cooperations with suitable universities for our creative university and by actively accompanying these cooperations in the development process and maintaining them sustainably together with our International Office. In this way, our valuable cooperations in science and research (link here to our Unikoops) and the exclusive exchange programs of our university were made possible.

In addition, the ASK Berlin offers a high-quality preparation program, also called Propädeutikum, for interested international and future students in Germany to prepare for their entrance exams at German universities. The prospective students benefit from the expertise of the mdh during their preparation.

ASK (Akademie der Künste)

medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.

Medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V. is a network association of the media, creative and digital industries. Together with the members of the network, politics, business and science, medianet shapes cooperation at eye level in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region and beyond state borders. medianet strengthens the locations as employer regions. medianet is an impulse giver, supporter, doer and interdisciplinarily networks actors on the common path into the digital future.

The mdh has been an active member of medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V. since 2010 and has already provided its students and professors with numerous highly interesting events. The students have also been able to find interesting employers and the professors interesting research partners through the network.


Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

mdh and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) have joined forces to cooperate in the scientific-technical field of materials and art technology as well as digital humanities. BAM is a scientific-technical higher federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). It is responsible for the further development of safety in technology and chemistry, as well as for the performance and evaluation of physical and chemical tests of substances and plants, including the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer.

The aim of cooperation with mdh is to open up new material and art technological contexts. A key component of the joint research is the incorporation of machine learning (AI, artificial intelligence) to intelligently link research data from different disciplines.

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ISER Institut

The "International Institute for Subjective Experience and Research" (ISER) is active in the field of health and art (especially prevention and health promotion), as well as in other related topics in the field of psychology (especially sensory research, perceptual and health psychology), health economics, nursing and social affairs. The main focus of the institute is on the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative and evidence-based health-related interventions for different target groups, as well as health-related living environments, especially in the field of applied research. A further focus is on the establishment of artistic research and on alternative approaches to gaining knowledge. The work moves between scientific-discursive and aesthetic-sensual approaches to knowledge, which are linked to different sciences.



Wacom is the world's leading provider of digital pen and ink solutions, which Wacom both offers under its own brand and provides to other renowned manufacturers around the globe. Wacom technologies are the basis for a wide range of pen displays and tablets, computers and smartphones, software and services. They are used for creative expression, in education, for personal and business productivity, and for saving and processing digital signatures. For example, many of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion, and designs around the world are created with the intuitive Wacom interface devices.

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries.


Brain Capital

Brain Capital was founded in 2005 at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Originating from a student initiative, true to the motto "by students for students," Brain Capital is now the largest provider of education funds and one of the leading partners for students, universities, and capital providers in Europe in implementing alternative study financing concepts.

With the MDH Education Fund, Brain Capital also offers an alternative form of study financing for students at MDH. In this case, tuition fees are financed after graduation and are dependent on income. This allows anyone to study at Mediadesign Hochschule without the financial burden of tuition fees and regardless of their personal financial background.

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