The bridges between research and universities are built at IHP by the nine Joint Labs. Within the Leibniz- Association, IHP was one of the first institutions with this form of cooperation and is still one of the most active. In Potsdam, Cottbus, Wildau and Berlin as well as on an international level in Poznań, Zielona Góra and Istanbul, scientists of the institute are working closely together with the students. Topics of these cooperations are strategically aligned. There is an intensive and successful team work within numerous research projects. IHP is very active within the teaching as well as the supervision and assessment of qualification theses of the partner universities. Contacts, which have been set up as part of the Joint Labs, have significantly helped to find qualified and young scientist for IHP.