Our professors regularly publish current research results and thus participate in the scientific discourse.

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On this page you can find out more about our various publication formats and current publications. A list of all publications by our professors as well as their other transfer and research activities can be found in the research reports of the respective semesters. 


At regular intervals, our research reports provide an overview of allresearch activities at the IU. Until the winter semester 2015, the research report was part of the academic annual report.

Discussion Papers

The IU Discussion Papers are an online publication medium of our university. Here, all IU professors have the opportunity to publish current research results or discuss theses. There are a total of eight series covering the subject areas of the professors represented at IU. You can find the previous publications here under the respective subject area: 

Social Sciences

To the Discussion Papers

Business & Management

To the Discussion Papers

Tourismus & Hospitality

To the Discussion Papers

Design, Architecture & Construction


The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. 

Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact. 

A central commitment of any institution participating in the PRME initiative is to regularly share information with its stakeholders on the progress made in implementing the Six Principles through a Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report. 

You can find the PRME Reports of the IU University of Applied Sciences below: 


The Research Department is happy to help with all enquiries regarding research and transfer at the IU.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

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