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Dortmund International Summer School 2018

July 2, 2018 - July 6, 2018

Everyone should know how to increase their reach in the internet and social media. Following this idea, one of the final presentations of the Dortmund International Summer School stressed out: „Digital Marketing is for everyone.“ More than 100 students from Europe and an international team of lecturers gathered in different streams and in a PhD Summer School to tackle all sorts of exciting topics, real case studies and challenges within the areas of Engineering, Digital Transformation, and Project Management. „We need more knowledge sharing between the European countries“, concluded Saad Ahmad from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. While attending the Dortmund International Summer School 2017 as a PhD, he now joined as a lecturer, giving advice to other PhDs on how to conduct their research.

Prorector Andrea Kienle during the Opening Session.

Prorector Andrea Kienle during the Opening Session.

Inspired by the research projects presented during the Dortmund International Research Conference 2018, students from Dortmund, Belgium, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Ukraine, amongst other countries, gathered for one week in interdisciplinary teams to work on tasks given by lecturers and companies.
One of those companies was Ambient Innovation: GmbH, represented by Ronny Vedrilla who gave a talk on Scrum at the beginning of the General Project Management stream and explained how it was implemented and is being used within the company. The stream participants subsequently learned over the week different tools and methods to manage not only projects within the digital domain, but also those of high complexity and innovation.

Participants and lecturers of the General Project Management stream.

„The innovation comes when people from different disciplines work together“, was the compliment of one of the participants of the Summer School. And this is exactly what the Dortmund International Summer School is aiming for: Not only to provide the platform for people to meet, but to connect different scientific approaches, methods and perspectives. The streams offered were on Automotive Software Engineering, Data Analytics Hackathon with IBM Watson, Digital Marketing, Sustainability in Project Management and Usability Engineering. „The social life during the summer school is most important“, added Josu Garai, student from UPV/EHU Bilbao, Spain. And they had a lot of social interactions, especially the participants of the Usability Engineering stream, who developed a mobile app and tested it directly with people in the pedestrian area in downtown Dortmund.

Participants and lecturers oft he PhD Summer School.

As professor Beverly Pasian from Utrecht University of applied Sciences and one of the lecturers of the PhD Summer School emphasizes that „the sharing of knowledge is most important“, a publication of the contributions to the PhD Summer School and of selected works by Master students is planned in a special issue of the journal “Project Management – Research and Practice”.

For more information on the annual Dortmund International Summer School, please contact us via [europim@fh-dortmund.de].
For more information on the annual PhD Summer School and other PhD related events, please contact Ala Nuseibah via [ala.nuseibah@fh-dortmund.de].


Target audience:

Students, PhD-Students, Researchers


July 2, 2018
July 6, 2018


Dortmund, Germany + Google Map


Fachhochschule Dortmund
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