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IAT- Institut Arbeit und Technik


The IAT is a research and education organisation of the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Gelsenkirchen and a co-operation partner of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum . Its activities are aiming towards the objective of prosperity and quality of life and education. The subjects of the institute’s research, development, testing and diffusion are knowledge and innovation.


In national and international co-operations the Institute for Work and Technology carries out basic research, analyses of current development trends, concepts to increase prosperity and quality of life, innovative learning methods particularly by using new ICT. One of the main target group of the IAT projects are SMEs. In the last years IAT coordinates 3 projects aimed at SMEs. 2 national projects were oriented to the eLearning readiness. 



IAT activities aim at applicable knowledge and tools for enhancing social welfare and economic performance.IAT not only contributes to basic research it furthermore focuses on development, piloting and diffusion of innovative and sustainable solutions. The Reseacher Department is involved in the following issues:

Health Industries and Quality of Life

  • Monitoring of trends and innovations in health industries.
  • Design of system solutions for better prevention, healing and care.
  • Regions for health.
  • Qualification and work design.
  • Ageing, demographic change and its consequences for economy and society.
  • Knowledge and Competence.
  • Knowledge for structural change.

SMEs in the knowledge-based economy

  • ICT¬knowledge sharing and communication.
  • Education & knowledge for disvantaged groups in the labour market.
  • Innovation through competence development.

Innovation, Space and Culture

  • Cluster and valued chain dynamics.
  • Structural policy and governance.
  • Geographies of innovation and innovative spaces.
  • Regional cultures,image and identity.
  • Research Unit Spatial Capital: Social spaces and gegraphies and capital and regional development.


Ongoing Projects

Dialog with EU - The voices of the European citizien / DIA-EU -Project run-time: 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2010

Integrative care of people with disabilities / IBB2 - Project run-time: 01.10.2010 - 30.09.2012

Achieve More / ACHIEVE More -Project run-time: 01.02.2008 - 28.02.2011

Creative learning approaches for people with disabilities by using intercultural  events and environments / CLINTEV - Project run-time: 01.08.2010 - 31.07.2012

European Network: To sustain the Women’s careers as Academics, Researchers and Professionals in Engineering, Computers and Science / ESTIA-EARTH - Project run-time: 01.10.2008 - 31.12.2011

Increasing the Quality of Staff Related with Vocational Guidance for Individuals with Special Needs / ACCESS - Project run-time: 01.08.2010 - 31.07.2012

LLL Readiness in SMEs - Learning / ReadiSME - Project run-time: 14.12.2009 - 13.12.2011

NetKnowing 2.0 - Project run-time: 01.10.2010 - 01.09.2012


Institut Arbeit und Technik (IAT), FH Gelsenkirchen
Munscheidstr. 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Lleana Hamburg
Tel. +492091707265-


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