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International Red Cross works with media students in Ilmenau

Students of the seminar and seminar leader Dr. Andreas Schwarz

Ilmenau/Geneva, 17/10/2017. In this winter semester students of the master program  Media and Communication Science (MCS) at the Technische Universität Ilmenau work together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a seminar on International PR. The students will develop ideas and concepts for the worldwide campaign “Health care in danger”. This campaign aims at raising awareness for the increasing threat to patients, doctors and medical staff in crisis situations and armed conflicts. Altogether, 25 students from 13 countries will work in five competing student agencies and develop a communication concept for the ICRC until January 2018.

The seminar is led by Dr. Andreas Schwarz. He is head of the Group for Research in PR and Communication of Technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau since the beginning of this year.  The cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross is part of the further development of the PR education in Ilmenau and the preparation of students for the increasingly internationalized communication sector.

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs some 16,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


Dr. Andreas Schwarz

Telephone: 0049 3677-694703

Group for Research in PR and Communication of Technology

Institute of Media and Communication Science

Ilmenau University of Technology

Ehrenbergstr. 29
98693 Ilmenau


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