The Center of Research and Cooperation

The Center of Research & Cooperation (German: Zentrum für Forschung & Kooperation - ZFK) combines the service offers of the topic areas research, cooperative doctorate, cooperation and foundation/entrepreneurship.

The ZFK serves as the central point of contact including information for research funding, support of various application software programs and contract process as well as consultation and management of third-party funds projects.  Other services are the deployment of research software and administration of the working paper series by the university.
Our service offers should be part of an ongoing development whereas it is crucial to cover the scientist’s requirements. The improvement of research conditions, visibility and appreciation at the university unify the primary goal. 

Cooperative doctorate
ZFK pursues the goal to improve the requirements for the implementation of a cooperative doctorate at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society. It’s important for us to accomplish consistent conditions to help professors to adopt the supervision of the doctorate on the one hand, and to support the doctoral candidates to finish successful on the other hand.

ZFK supports in initiation and realization of cooperative projects with all external partners like regional or national companies, scientific organizations, public sector and political actors etc. Furthermore we pursue the goal to encourage internal networking among various disciplines and scientists at the university.  

Together with the University of Applied Science Worms, the ZFK is promoting entrepreneurship among students. By its own start-up office, it raises awareness of the topic among university members and supports students’ entrepreneurial spirit by exchange of experiences, seminars, workshops, and networking events.
A special focus is set on social entrepreneurship.



Prof. Marcus Sidki

Managing Director
Center for Research and Cooperation

Ernst-Boehe-Straße 4
67059 Ludwigshafen


   +49 (0) 621/5203-558
 +49 (0) 621/5203-442
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Igor Ivanov
Research & Transfer Officer

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 15
D-67059 Ludwigshafen


 +49 (0) 621/5203-413

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Janina Kaiser
Research & Transfer Officer

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 15
D-67059 Ludwigshafen


 +49 (0) 621/5203-380

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