Research

For us, as a university of applied sciences, the focus is not only on excellent  teaching but also on practical and application-oriented research. 

IU International University of Applied Sciences conducts application-oriented research in its specialist areas of Hospitality, Tourism & Event, Transport & Logistics, Health, Social Sciences, Economics & Management, Marketing & Communication, IT & Technology, Design, Architecture & Construction and Human Resources. 

OUR UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH

For us, as a university of applied sciences, the focus is not only on excellent teaching but also on practical and application-oriented reasearch. For this reason, our professors are involved in a wide range of research activities. 

In order to describe and structure our range of activities, the professors of the university developed a research concept in 2017, which was approved by the Senate in the same year. Its content is based on Boyer's Model of Scholarship and subsequently defines a broud concept of research that corresponds with the profile of the university as a university of applied sciences and, in addition to academic research in the narrower sense, also subsumes application, the interdisciplinary transfer of findings and the development of new teching methods and materials under the umbrella term of research.

  • the possibility of granting research sabbaticals 
  •  reductions in teaching load for research activities 
  • the assumption of costs for active participation in conferences and meetings 
  • support in the acquisition and handling of third-party funding projects 
  • budget for open access publications 
  • the publication of own series (Discussion Papers) 
  • the promotion of scientific workshops and conferences at the IU locations 
  • the announcement of the university's own research funds and the 
  • awarding of scholarships 


BOYER'S MODEL OF SCHOLARSHIP

Boyer's model of academic contributions is the basis for research and transfer activities at IU International University of Applied Sciences.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, there is the opportunity to apply for further funding through university-wide calls for proposals via a competitive process: 

  • IU Publication Scholarships: IU International University of Applied Sciences announces 20 publication scholarships per year for students and their supervising professors who publish their thesis or parts of it.
  • IU Compass: In order to develop a survey instrument on a topic of public interest, the university management announces the IU Compass start-up funding of 2 x 5,000 euros annually. 

 

CONTACT PERSON FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT RESEARCH AND RESEARCH FUNDING

Research Officer Dr. Kerstin Janson

How to reach me by phone:

0421-16698523*

kerstin.janson@iu.org

Ombudsperson for ensuring good scientific practice and dealing with scientific misconduct:  

Prof. Dr. Clare Hindley

clare.hindley@iu.org

+49 (2224) 9605-216

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