The transfer of knowledge to the public is one of ZEW's key objectives. It is with this in mind, that ZEW has developed its own dedicated qualification programme, an offer which is unique amongst economic research institutes in Germany. The Service Department "Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes" communicates high-quality research results and methods to members of the public and offers practice-oriented training. The cooperation between ZEW researchers and actors from the fields of economics and business ensures that qualification programmes are informed by research whilst remaining relevant to practice.
Each year, the ZEW Service Department publishes its Seminar Programme, which contains information about ZEW Expert Seminars. In addition, the Service Department organises international qualification programmes, as well as courses which are specifically designed for organisations in the fields of science, politics and economics.