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.

   
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IfMK’s research groups cover a wide range within the research fields of media and communication science:

Further information on research projects can be found on the pages of the individual groups.

Projects

55th Hohenheimer Oberseminar at Ilmenau University of Technology

 

The Group of Economic Theory hosted the 55th Hohenheimer Oberseminar. During the scientific seminar for young researchers, 14 papers from various research directions were intensively discussed. Among them, four papers were submitted by researchers from TU Ilmenau and their co-authors:

  • Victoriia Noskova (TU Ilmenau): Voice Assistants as Gatekeepers for Consumption? - How Information Intermediaries Shape Competition
  • Philipp Kunz-Kaltenhäuser, Oliver Budzinski (TU Ilmenau) & Arne Feddersen (University of Southern Denmark): Demand for TV Broadcasts of UEFA Champions League Games in Danish Television – The Impact of Uncertainty of Outcome, Team Reputation, and Superstars
  • Uwe Cantner (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena), Thomas Grebel & Xijie Zhang (TU Ilmenau): Too poor to make a difference in science
  • Oliver Budzinski & Juliane Mendelsohn (TU Ilmenau): Regulating Big Tech: From Competition Policy to Sector Regulation?

Researchers from the universities of Düsseldorf, Giessen, Hohenheim, Kassel, Weimar, Friedrichshafen (Zeppelin University), and Pforzheim contributed the other papers of the rich program. Furthermore, researchers from the universities of Bochum, Marburg and Rotterdam participated.

In addition, researchers from TU Ilmenau contributed with opponent comments to the following papers:

-  Maike Eric (Hochschule Pforzheim): Residential parking supply and car ownership
   Opponent comment by Juliane Mendelsohn and Sophia Gaenssle (TU Ilmenau)

- Justus Haucap, Talha Simsek (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): Die Standortwahl von Spielbanken in Deutschland:
   Eine empirische Analyse

   Opponent comment by Sophia Gaenssle (TU Ilmenau)

-  Sebastian Fuit-Bosch (Zeppelin University): Die Umsetzung des Deutschlandtaktes als Frage der künftigen Organisationsform des
   Schienenpersonenfernverkehrs

   Opponent comment by Andreas Schöne (TU Ilmenau)

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55th Hohenheimer Oberseminar at Ilmenau University of Technology

 

The Group of Economic Theory hosted the 55th Hohenheimer Oberseminar. During the scientific seminar for young researchers, 14 papers from various research directions were intensively discussed. Among them, four papers were submitted by researchers from TU Ilmenau and their co-authors:

  • Victoriia Noskova (TU Ilmenau): Voice Assistants as Gatekeepers for Consumption? - How Information Intermediaries Shape Competition
  • Philipp Kunz-Kaltenhäuser, Oliver Budzinski (TU Ilmenau) & Arne Feddersen (University of Southern Denmark): Demand for TV Broadcasts of UEFA Champions League Games in Danish Television – The Impact of Uncertainty of Outcome, Team Reputation, and Superstars
  • Uwe Cantner (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena), Thomas Grebel & Xijie Zhang (TU Ilmenau): Too poor to make a difference in science
  • Oliver Budzinski & Juliane Mendelsohn (TU Ilmenau): Regulating Big Tech: From Competition Policy to Sector Regulation?

Researchers from the universities of Düsseldorf, Giessen, Hohenheim, Kassel, Weimar, Friedrichshafen (Zeppelin University), and Pforzheim contributed the other papers of the rich program. Furthermore, researchers from the universities of Bochum, Marburg and Rotterdam participated.

In addition, researchers from TU Ilmenau contributed with opponent comments to the following papers:

-  Maike Eric (Hochschule Pforzheim): Residential parking supply and car ownership
   Opponent comment by Juliane Mendelsohn and Sophia Gaenssle (TU Ilmenau)

- Justus Haucap, Talha Simsek (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): Die Standortwahl von Spielbanken in Deutschland:
   Eine empirische Analyse

   Opponent comment by Sophia Gaenssle (TU Ilmenau)

-  Sebastian Fuit-Bosch (Zeppelin University): Die Umsetzung des Deutschlandtaktes als Frage der künftigen Organisationsform des
   Schienenpersonenfernverkehrs

   Opponent comment by Andreas Schöne (TU Ilmenau)