IVW expressly acknowledges the high importance of international exchange, both for the professional qualification of individuals and for the scientific quality of research at IVW.
On this account, IVW is sending scientists and scholars every year to research institutions abroad and at the same time affording outstanding foreign guest scientists research stays at IVW. The exchange is promoted at the level of established researchers as well as the level of young scientists in order to enhance the development of the Institute and its staff in many ways:
This is accomplished through national and international funding opportunities such as those of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Research Foundation, and foreign programmes such as the Marie Curie Fellowships (EU) or the Chinese Scholarship Council. In this way, more than 100 exchanges have been enabled since 2010.