In 2004 the institutes of chemistry and physics education united to the Institute of Science Education (Institut für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften, IDN).
cooperate in the didactical research
offer joined courses in the post graduate programme
perform colloquia sequences on science education research (together with groups at the University of Oldenburg)
coordinate the organization within the courses of study.
The IDN is a joined institute of Faculty 1 Physics/ Electrical Engineering and Faculty 2 Biology/ Chemistry.