In 2020 the institute was integrated into the curriculum of the University of Kaiserslautern by professors Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer, Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann, Dr.-Ing. Peter Mitschang as well as lecturers Dr. Miro Duhovic, Dr. rer. nat. Martin Gurka, Dr.-Ing. David May, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schmeer and Dr.-Ing. Bernd Wetzel, complemented by lecturers from industry and university.
In close collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering the institute offered 35 hours of lectures and laboratories a week in the summer and winter semesters.
Students of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern gained insight into a modern research institute and current, promising research subjects by carrying out student research projects and degree theses.
17 student research projects and diploma theses, 9 bachelor and master theses, 17 project theses, and 9 doctorates were completed in 2019. Colloquia, technology transfer, and internships supllemented IVW's offer in teaching and research.
In addition, the institute’s employees also contributed to non-university lectures and training, e.g. the biannual fundamental seminar “Thermoplastic Reinforced Composites”, organized by CUeV.