View of the Guesthouse with Boy SurfaceWhile the main focus of the Institute's activities is on research, the Institute's program is completed by activities aiming at education and training for different groups of people.

The idea of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft is to learn by giving a lecture about some new results which have been found recently by other researchers working on some specific topic.

The Oberwolfach Seminars are organized by leading experts in the field, and address Ph.D. students and postdocs from all over the world. The aim is to introduce the participants to a particular hot development.

The Institute also hosts the final training week for especially gifted pupils to prepare for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Moreover there have been training weeks for school teachers and librarians of the State of Baden-Württemberg on a two-year-rotation.