Institute for Employment and Employability (IBE)
The Institute for Employment and Employability, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Jutta Rump (managing director) focuses on research projects pertaining to issues of human resources management. In particular, this includes the advancement of and the demand for employability, demographic change, and balancing work and family life.
Institute for International Management Studies (iims)
The Institute serves, for one, to realize the internationalization strategy of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society by paving the way for cooperation with foreign universities in the areas of teaching and research. It also contributes to the implementation of the University’s defined research strategy. This research strategy is substantially aligned with the structural reforms set forth by the Bologna Process. During this process, independent research is expected of universities of applied sciences.
Institute for Logistics (IfLog)
Continuous flow of information is the fundamental prerequisite for the management of stable, efficient, and low-risk logistics processes. Clearly defined courses of action and a comprehensive reporting system are the basis for success in logistics. Only a business-based financial indicator system allows for intelligent handling of the sheer numbers of the most diverse data. Consequently, reliable allocation and processing of information from differing systems is an absolute must.
The conception of such integrated systems demands a deep understanding of logistical, business, and technical contexts.
A complete consideration of logistics is the task of the Institute for Logistics (IfLog), founded in 2011 at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwighafen am Rhein. Interdisciplinary technical skills are ensured through collaboration with university departmental chairs in logistics. The Institute is based upon applied research, the implementation of new knowledge in the context of industry projects and in logistics educational programs, as well as in individually tailored company training programs.
The Institute’s main areas of focus are:
- Controlling of logistics processes
- Modeling logistics processes in enterprise resource planning systems
- Systems for strategic, tactical, and operative management for warehouse and distribution optimization.
- Transportation and traffic logistics
- Sustainability in logistics.
Institute for Business Information Technology (IWIL)
Since 2010, the Institute for Business Information Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwighafen am Rhein has served as the central contact in the area of business information technology for research skills and knowledge transfer in the regional and national economy.
Institute of Management and Innovation (IMI)
Since 2017 the Institute of Management and Innovation (IMI) pools the expertise and resources of two former institutes, the Kompetenzzentrum für Innovation und nachhaltiges Management (KIM) and the MittelOsteuropa-Institut (MOI). The goal is to establish even stronger cooperation with partners in the business world in the thematic fields of strategic management, innovation management, business development, internationalization, as well as sustainable management. Prof. Dr. Dieter Thomaschewski and Prof. Dr. Rainer Völker are the leadership of the IMI.
East Asia Institute
The East Asia Institute (OAI) at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society is the Center of Excellence on the economies, cultures, and languages of East Asia, particularly modern China, Japan and Korea.
Transatlantic Institute (TI)
At the Transatlantic Institute, various topics in economics and the social sciences are investigated using empirical, behavioral-science approaches.