After 25 years, Prof. Dr. Klaus J. Zink hands over the scientific management of the Institute for Technology and Work (ITA) to Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs

2020-03-31T17:53:27+02:0031. March, 2020|Personalia|

Prof. Dr. Klaus J. Zink hands over the scientific management of the Institute for Technology and Work (ITA) to Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs. 25 years ago, Klaus J. Zink founded the institute from his former chair at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern as an independent organization and built it up over the years into a recognized and successful research institution. On April 1, 2020, he will now hand over the scientific management to his successor Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs, holder of the chair for adult education at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.  

Joint project on digitisation in companies successfully completed

2020-03-27T13:59:03+01:0027. March, 2020|Projects, Publications|

A successful implementation of digitisation projects requires a rethinking especially in interdepartmental business processes, as digitisation affects all departments in a company and leads to manifold interactions between methods, tools and processes. In the research project InAsPro a modular transformation concept was developed, which supports the demand-oriented implementation of digitization technologies in manufacturing companies with the help of a participative approach. The project results have now been published in an edited volume with the title "Demand-oriented digitization of manufacturing companies - A modular transformation concept as a practice-oriented approach".

It’s just technology – isn’t it? (German / English)

2020-05-22T11:09:07+02:005. March, 2020|Activities, Projects|

Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive, as to implement high quality education for all citizens. Recently, digitalisation gained relevance on their agenda as well, as it is considered the cornerstone of the digital transformation of EU business and society with the promise of an enormous growth potential for Europe. However, the digital transformation of VET proved itself to be far more complex than just to procure and use pieces of information and communication technology (ICT). Due to this complexity, VET organisations find themselves in the dilemma to either split their resources or drop one of their ambitious goals. The ERASMUS+ project EICON found a third option, discarding this “either-or” restriction, and identified synergies between inclusion and digitalisation in VET. First results to be used by VET organisations are now available.

Cancellation of the conference "Digitisation in Care"

2020-03-04T14:21:13+01:004. March, 2020|Announcements, Projects, Events|

The conference "Digitalisation in care - Potential for better work organisation and higher job satisfaction? " has to be cancelled at short notice due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. The organisers are currently examining with the responsible project management organisation to what extent the latter will support a postponement of the conference.