University of Duisburg-Essen

Duisburg, Deutschland, Germany


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The University of Duisburg-Essen is located in the heart of the Ruhr Metropolis, which is home to approximately five million people. Although the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the youngest universities in Germany, it is with around 42,000 students and 4,700 employess, among the ten largest universities of the country. 

The Research Group "Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media" is part of the Department for Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, which consists in total of 17 professors and research groups from psychology, information systems and computer science, such as the research training group "User-centred Social Media". Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz is the head od the Research Group, which consists of one post-doc, seven research assistants and twelve student assistants. The main research areas of the team are:

  1. Analytics
    • Data Tracking
    • Data Analytics
    • Domains: Politics, Organizations, Crises, Science
  2. Management
    • Technology acceptance
    • Knowledge management
    • Innovation management
  3. Marketing
    • Brand Communication 
    • Shitstorms / Social Crises
    • Employer Branding




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