The exchange with young dancers is of great concern to the TanzFaktur and so several cooperations with universities have been established over the years.
The TF cooperates most extensively with the Centre for Contemporary Dance (Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz) at the Cologne University of Music and Dance (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, HfMT), as well as the M.A. "Dance - Education, Research, Artistic Practice" ( M.A. "Tanz - Vermittlung, Forschung, künstlerische Praxis") at the German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, DSHS).
Since the 2020/21 season, the Centre for Contemporary Dance (HfMT) and the Institute for Dance and Movement Culture (DSHS) are firmly established at the TanzFaktur by using the studio rehearsal rooms.
The Centre for Contemporary Dance (Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, ZZT) at the University of Music and Dance (HfMT) has been linked with the TanzFaktur for years through joint projects and collaborations.
In addition to the regular courses held in the studios, the ZZT is a guest at the TanzFaktur once a year with dance and music students as part of the platform for artistic research, exchange and mediationconfab.
The institute offers the BA Dance, MA Dance Studies and MA Dance Education courses.
In addition to interdisciplinary study opportunities, the Institute for Dance and Movement Culture (Institut für Tanz und Bewegungskultur) at the German Sport University Cologne offers the M.A. Dance Education, Research, Artistic Practice, with which the TanzFaktur cooperates in particular.
Since 2020, the final presentations of the Master's students' final projects have been performed in the BühnenSaal of the TanzFaktur. Through a realistic performance situation, the developed pieces come to a fitting completion.
Events for the University Prize for Staging (Hochschulpreis für Inszenierung) have also repeatedly taken place at the TanzFaktur.