Other Activities

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM) was officially opened at the beginning of 2017 and is already operating on a national level. It is working with the Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at Humboldt University Berlin on setting up a German Centre for Integration and Migration Research.

ForBILD is a new research platform that has been set up at the UDE to focus and expand the university’s basic and applied research activities in the field of education in relation to the digitalisation of changing learning, living and working environments. The platform is intended to strengthen outstanding research in this field and raise its visibility.

Finally, the extension of collaborative work with partners in science, industry, politics and society is also worth mentioning. The focus for the UDE in this context is the “Transfer-Audit” of the Stifterverband organisation. As a “highpotential university”, our institution is committed in line with its social responsibility to making its knowledge and potential available regionally and beyond. The external impetus from the audit, which began in 2017, also presents opportunities to explore new thematic areas for academic and scientific debate.

Please allow me to close on a personal note. My second term as Vice-Rector for Research, Junior Academic Staff & Knowledge Transfer has now come to an end. It has been a brief intermezzo compared to the first period of office, but it too has been one of combined efforts and shared goals.
Let me take this opportunity to thank all staff, faculty, researchers and colleagues for your trust, support and respect. Your expertise, motivation and commitment throughout our work together have been a constant source of encouragement.

It only remains for me now to wish you an informative and enjoyable read.

Glück Auf!