Studies of IU International University of Applied Sciences

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What does the future of learning look like? How important is it that our education keeps pace with the digitalised world and what does all this have to do with IU International University of Applied Sciences or you as a student? In our studies, we work out the most interesting and important facts about new learning, education and studies for you and your future. From the job market to digitalisation and the future of artificial intelligence. 

The IU Studies are self-published publications of the IU. These studies include qualitative and quantitative surveys among students, practice partners and IU professors.

Learning with AI. Use of ChatGPT and the like for Learning.

AI bots like ChatGPT are changing education and learning. But is that really the case? Explore key facts and opinions on artificial intelligence tools such as AI bots to AI learning assistants, in our IU Short Study.

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Social professions: What young men think about it

Are social professions "women's professions"? What hurdles are seen in social professions? The IU short study uncovers how male students look at a career in social work.

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Trend study distance learning 2023: What makes students successful

Distance learning stands for self-determined education, lifelong learning - and pays off financially for almost 80 percent of graduates. This is shown by the major trend study on distance learning.

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Lifelong learning. What motivates us, what holds us back.

This study takes a look at workers motivation to learn concerning upskilling and lifelong learning.

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Applying for jobs while unemployed

This study examines application training for jobseekers and looks at the potential for improvement in the application process during unemployment.

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Christmas barometer 2022

The short study deals with the question of how Christmas will be celebrated in 2022 despite crises.

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Exam nerves. The facts.

This short study looks at how often exam nerves occurs and how it affects us, what the reasons are behind it and concludes with tips on how to deal with it.

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The current inflation. How does it feel?

How do consumers perceive the actual inflation rate? This short study provides an overview of their feelings, expectations and worries.

STEM education. What young women think about it.

Something with STEM? The interest is there. This brief study provides an overview of female students' interest in a STEM education path.

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How digital are our schools?

Digital education in Germany. How extensively do schools use digital media – and how well equipped are they? The most recent study conducted by IU presents facts and opinions on this topic.

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Learning motivation during unemployment

Learning during unemployment? Lifelong learning is the big issue, when it comes to education and further education.

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Home office in check

How coronavirus has revolutionised working from home. deeper insights into the perception of home office after two years of pandemic – and expectations for the future.

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Lasting job motivation

What motivates employees? What fosters long-term loyalty to the company? The trend study looks at which factors actually have an influence on motivation and satisfaction at work.

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KI in recruiting: Emotions, views, expectations.

What influence does artificial intelligence have on the candidate experience? The trend study provides deeper insights into the perception of potential applicants.

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Back to work – equal, educated, in demand?

Return to work: when going back to an old job is not possible. An in-depth look at the situation of those returning to work. 

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The future of upskilling 2021 - international

The study provides a comprehensive look at the international requirements of further education and its challenges.

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The future of upskilling 2021 - Deutschland

Die Trendstudie analysiert Erwachsenenbildung im Wandel in Deutschland und gibt einen umfassenden Blick auf die Anforderungen an Weiterbildungsangebote und ihre Painpoints im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung.

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Trend study on dual studies from the company’s perspective 2021

This trend study looks at dual studies from a different angle: the company’s perspective. The importance of dual students for companies, the demands on them, but also the challenges in times of Coronavirus. 

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International online learning 2021

The trend study shows that E-Learning is in demand across the globe. And megatrends such as individualisation and connectivity are playing a decisive role.

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Trend study dual studies 2021

How work experience and the perfect combination of theory and practice give students the best prospects for the future. 

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Trend study unemployment 2021

Crisis as opportunity? This study shows that unemployment does not necessarily mean hopelessness and that there is an urgent need for good further education opportunities. 

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Trend study distance learning 2021: Digital learning becomes the new standard

The perfect study programme in our digitalised world? According to this study, one that enables flexible and self-determined further development. With e-learning and digital offers to success. 

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Artificial intelligence: The future of artificial intelligence in German companies

The relevance of AI in companies is increasing, but the goal of a more efficient world through artificial intelligence has not yet been achieved. Positive assessment by respondents: innovation as an opportunity for a growth-oriented future.  

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Future digital skills report - What digital skills will your workforce need in the future?

In the course of digitalisation, employees want further opportunities for development and investment in future digital skills such as data security or the use of digital tools. 

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