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Welcome to the Institute of Media and Communication Science

headerphoto Welcome to the Institute of Media and Communication Science
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Löffelholz

Phone +49 3677 69 4703

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In many cases, complex research questions and problems cannot be solved by means of a single scientific discipline. Therefore, interdisciplinary research – that means cooperation beyond disciplinary boundaries – is crucial. Collaboration at the Institute of Media and Communication Science is practiced across departments, institutes, faculties and institutions. This aims at intertwining expert knowledge in different areas that are relevant for the IfMK’s research focus.

An example of ongoing interdisciplinary research at the IfMK is the “RESIDENS-project” (Department of Media Psychology and Media Design). This project analyses how a system-technological integration of the consumers can improve the efficiency of energy consumption. For this purpose, the Department of Electric Power Supply (Prof. Dr. Dirk Westermann), the Department of Empirical Media Research and Political Communication (Prof. Dr. Jens Wolling), the Fraunhofer Center of Applied System Technology as well as the Fraunhofer Institute of Digital Media Technology closely work together at Ilmenau University.

For further information on interdisciplinary research projects, please go to the websites of the different departments.