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 Abraham Geiger Kolleg as well as to the Center for Contemporary Historical Research, academic partners are on site, enabling inner-city networking also through short distances.
Since the beginning of the new millennium, cooperations with partner institutions abroad - especially in England, the USA and Israel - have been 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, 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, and the Minerva Center for German Studies at Tel Aviv University. 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.