The Moses Mendelssohn Center is closely linked to the University of Potsdam; its staff members offer courses in various departments of the university and regularly supervise undergraduate and graduate theses. In addition, the MMZ engages in the support of graduate students and supervises individual doctoral projects at the University of Potsdam.
Since 2010, the MMZ has also been a founding member of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS), a network funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research until 2022 and opened in 2012, which consists of the Freie Universität Berlin (Jewish Studies), the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Cultural Studies), the Technische Universität Berlin (Center for Research on Antisemitism), the University of Potsdam (Jewish Studies) and the Abraham Geiger Kolleg (AGK) and the Hochschule Franz Liszt Weimar. In addition, thanks to the proximity to the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, the Einstein Forum as well as the Theodor Fontane Archive, we have academic partners that enable networking within the center of the city. The participation in the Network Digital Humanities helps to raise the profile of the Digital Humanities in the university city of Potsdam.
Cooperations with partner institutions abroad - especially in England, the USA and Israel - are constantly being expanded and strengthened. This includes cooperation with research institutions such as the Academic Working Group of the Leo Baeck Institute (WAG) as part of the international Leo Baeck Institute with its three branches in Jerusalem, London and New York. Regular cooperation partners also include the German Historical Institutes in Warsaw and Washington, Indiana University in Bloomington with its Jewish Studies Program, the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa, the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History in Jerusalem, the Minerva Institute for German History at Tel Aviv University, and the Centre for the Study of the Holocaust and Jewish Literature at Charles University in Prague as well as the European Association for Israel Studies. Cooperation with the above-mentioned, mostly much larger institutions includes reciprocal invitations to lectures, fellowships, publications, joint conferences or workshops, and programs for graduate support.