adesso is establishing a higher-education council

Dortmund | 7. April 2016

adesso AG is establishing a higher-education council to foster the transfer of knowledge between research and practice. The new committee consists of senior management from the IT service provider and numerous professors from renowned universities.

The aim of the adesso higher-education council is the mutual exchange on current scientific and technological issues. The committee will bring together different viewpoints from science and practice to provide fresh inspiration for both sides. The higher-education council will meet twice a year. Apart from senior adesso staff, Supervisory Board Chairman Prof. Dr Volker Gruhn and Executive Board member Andreas Prenneis, the committee includes professors from six different universities:

  • Prof. Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Software Engineering Computer Science 3;
  • Prof. Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Software Engineering Group Department Computer Science;
  • Prof. Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund University, Chair of Computer Science 13 Service Computer Science (Dienstleistungsinformatik);
  • Prof. Michael Klotz, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Depart-ment of Economics;
  • Prof. Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Institute of Databases and Information Systems;
  • Prof. Stefan Tai, Technische Universität Berlin, Information Systems Engineering.

The specific activities of the higher education council include the fostering of close cooperation. adesso’s goal in doing so is to be even more actively involved in research projects. In turn, the IT service provider will increasingly integrate the universities’ scientific expertise into its customer projects. The plan is to deepen the cooperation between adesso offices and nearby universities at the regional level.

In addition, adesso representatives and the university professors will discuss current technological, scientific and funding-policy issues on the council, and determine their strategic relevance.

“The practical world has to cooperate much more closely with the sciences these days so as to meet the current and future challenges of a digital world,” says Prof. Dr Volker Gruhn, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of adesso AG. “That’s why our council brings together adesso’s expertise with that of our university partners. Together, we want to develop and realise sustainable ideas in order to become an innovator for the IT industry.”

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