IfMK is one of the leading media and communication science institutes in the German-speaking world. In order to deal with complex and relevant scientific questions and problems, the institute focuses on interdisciplinarity, practical relevance and internationality.
Complex scientific questions and problems can be better dealt with through interdisciplinary cooperation. Both interdepartmental cooperation at TU Ilmenau and beyond bundle competences and are an indispensable part of research at the IfMK. Projects realised at the Institute are not only intended to answer fundamental questions, but also to contribute to useful and implementable insights for practice. Comparative research questions and international cooperation in research projects enable research from the perspective of different cultures or political systems, for example.