Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT)

The cross-faculty team of the stream "Digitalization" has established a well-tried cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT, Ilmenau).

The interdisciplinary research team draws from experience in research and teaching of Prof. Ulrike Baumöl (Information Management, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics ), Prof. Stefan Smolnik (Business Application Systems, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics ), Prof. Barbara Völzmann-Stickelbrock (Chair of Civil Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Civil Procedure Law, Faculty of Law) and Prof. Theo Bastiaens (Department of Media Didactics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).

The central goal of the cooperation is to develop a prototype of a digitalized study program. The research results of the team are combined with the interdisciplinary competences of the IDMT staff. Together they generate and validate findings through their experience with human scientific empiricism and the use of resources for technical data processing. The cooperation between the Chairs and the IDMT will result in significant innovation potential for teaching and learning at FernUniversität and beyond.