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(wlp)° videos

a video library for collecting academic videos from around the globe and from all faculties


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(wlp)° topics

video collections, highlighting latest scientific inventions and controversial debates in science and society


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(wlp)° workspace

your space to access your videos and topics and to work with them - individually or in collaboration with others


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(wlp)° videos


a video library for collecting academic videos from around the globe and from all faculties

With more than 50.000 videos (wlp)° became one of the largest video libraries for academic videos with contributions of most outstanding scholars and scientists from around the globe. You can sort systematically through videos from many different disciplines, universities, and countries. You can find embedded videos provided by huge video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion, but also linked videos from universities and other educational institutions.

It is our aim to provide the best academic videos available in the internet and so we invite you to add your favorite videos to the (wlp)° video library. You can easily link or embed new videos and add or edit data like discipline, speaker or language. 

Our system allows you to work directly online with the videos: Each video is equipped with tools to make individual notes, to discuss and to share them and you can create your individual video collections for private use or publish them as topic sites.

  • click here to access our video library
  • in the (wlp)° manual you can learn how to find videos and how to add videos to our database
  • embed or link new videos from your workspace or just click the + on the top right
  • organise the videos that you noted, uploaded or viewed in your workspace
  • universities and institutions with video collections may contact us and we can help them with creating their own video channel 


(wlp)° topics


interdisciplinary video collections introducing into new discoveries in science and humanities and confronting science with politics

To see what leading scientists from different countries and faculties have to say about the most pressing issues of the 21'st century like climate change, artificial intelligence or the crisis of democratic systems, we started to create interdisciplinary topic sites, bringing together videos from different disciplines and cultures to discuss them in the light of ongoing controversies, and opposing opinions.
For extending the scope of these activities, we are organizing international partnerships to commonly elaborate interdisciplinary topics sites; and for involving you into this process, we opened some of the topic-sites for public editing so you can add new videos and help extending and updating the topics with new information.
Our system allows each registered user to set up and publish individual topic sites bringing together most relevant videos and other information in his or her area of interest. As you can invite friends and colleagues and publish and share your topics not only on (wlp)° but also on other websites and in social networks everyone can benefit from their work.

How can students use (wlp)° topics?

Students can use (wlp)° topics for creating their thesis or their dissertation with videos of scientists and scholars from everywhere in the world.
On their topic sites they can discuss their objects of research in the light of their scientific, historical or social context and they can compare opposing theories of leading scientists and scholars from different cultures and ages.
By sharing their topics in Social Networks, their friends and colleagues can follow their intellectual adventures. And if they invite their fellow students to collaborate on their topics, they can create study and research working groups, to discuss the material and to exchange favorite videos, ideas and information.

How can scientists and scholars use (wlp)° topics?

They can use (wlp)° topics to publish their work and relate it with videos of outstanding scholars and scientists in their field.
On (wlp)° topic sites they can publish their latest research results, their lecture series or just a commented list with "best of" videos in their field and embed their work into an international and interdisciplinary context. They can include videos that illustrate the current state of research, recorded experiments, statistic data that support their theories, or lectures of their colleagues with approving or opposing theories
By sharing their topics with their colleagues and other professionals in their field they can create international scientific working groups and by publishing their topics others can benefit from their knowledge and their experiences.

How can universities use (wlp)° topics?

Universities may use (wlp)° topics as a showcase for presenting their activities in science, humanities, and teaching.
They can record the lectures of their professors and publish them as video lectures together with the profile of their university, information about new research projects, their engagement in teaching and other activities.
By developing topic sites displaying also video lectures of other universities, they can offer their students the possibility to learn from professors from around the globe and by inviting other universities to their topic sites they can develop targeted collaborations on topics of mutual interest.

How can organisations, institutions or companies use (wlp)° topics?

They can use (wlp)° topics to create awareness about their activities and to reflect their operations in the light of science-based information.
On their topic sites they can collect most important academic videos and other information in their field and publish them together with their projects. They can highlight innovations and discuss the effects of latest scientific data on their operations to serve their clients, staff or their target group with science based information.
While doing that, they provide universities with feedback from the ground and scientists with data for measuring scientific theories on practical experience. By inviting scientists and other stakeholders to actively collaborate on their topic sites they organize knowledge spots that reflect perspectives and interests of different actors in their field.

How can journalists use (wlp)° topics?

Journalists can report about (wlp)° topics or use them for their research and their own publications.
They can use topic sites to collect academic videos and other information relevant for their publications. Once their work is published, they can link it with these sites and thus provide their recipients with academic background information.


(wlp)° workspace


your space to access your videos and topics and to work with them - individually or in groups

We recently developed a number of tools turning (wlp)° into a workspace which is allowing you not only to attend videos, but also to work directly online with them - individually or in groups. 

While watching videos you can make notes below each video for keeping most valuable information together with your own thoughts and ideas. You can then gather and organize your noted videos on topic sites. By connecting, comparing and confronting videos of and about scientists and scholars from different disciplines, cultures and ages you are creating unique, steadily growing video collections reflecting and inspiring your interests.

Additional aspects and new perspectives will pop up, if you invite friends, fellow students or colleagues to work together on common topics.  If they add their favorite videos and  contribute with their own knowledge. 

In your workspace you can find and access your recently visited, added and noted videos and your created or contributed topics. 

  • go to your workspace
  • find a guide how to use your workspace
  • use "your notes" below each video to make notes while watching them
  • use "comments" below each video to discuss it with other users
  • use the share icons on top of each video to share it with friends and colleagues
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Collaborate with (wlp)°

(wlp)° is a collaborative project, looking for partners who contribute in facilitating the exchange of and the access to knowledge for everyone – everywhere. Interested organizations are cordially invited to collaborate with their own ideas and initiatives or to participate in the activities described below: 

Establishing topic sites in targeted collaborations

(wlp)° is looking for partners interested in elaborating topics in their field of expertise.
In concerted activities, we are gathering experts, organisations, institutions, companies and journalists to commonly develop topic-sites that reflect specific themes from multiple perspectives. Other libraries are invited to link their content, scientists and scholars to participate with their expertise, organisations, institutions and companies to participate with their experiences and media to report about the topics.
All participating actors benefit, as commonly created topics can also be embedded and displayed on their own websites. Thus the contents will be accessible from many different websites to be used in multiple contexts.

Establishing (wlp)° satellite offices

(wlp)° is looking for partners interested in establishing (wlp)° satellite offices. These offices will represent the project, they will make (wlp)° known among students, lecturers and the general public, translate the (wlp)° website into their languages and support the recording of lectures in their countries.

Strategic partnerships for generating funds

To finance the collaborative activities mentioned, (wlp)° is looking for partners, interested in creating strategic partnerships and applying for funding. We are experienced with Erasmus+ applications and we are particularly happy to act as partners for disseminating project results.


(wlp)° Goals

  • to celebrate the benefits of the globalization and to exploit the diversity of different ideas, perspectives, and cultures 
  • to utilize the positive potential of digitization for connecting information and people
  • to detect the most brilliant brains, ideas, and discoveries from around the globe
  • to spark critical consciousness, interest, creativity, and excitement
  • to support the international and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge
  • to facilitate the access to knowledge for everyone, everywhere
  • to confront political decisions with scientific findings and scientific progress with peoples intention
  • to resist racism, xenophobia, nationalism, homophobia, and sexism

(wlp)° Organisation

the world lecture project - (wlp)° is supported by the (wlp)° foundation, a non profit association which is aiming at facilitating international and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. It is an international project which is based in Berlin, Germany. Most of the work on the project has been performed on a voluntary base. The recent restoration of the platform has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.