New Economy


The aim of the research project New Economy which is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is the creation of new curricula and the development of interactive multimedia-based material for online and blended learning MBA studies with emphasis on the aspects of the internet based economy. The project partners belong to 7 German Universities and research institutes. The New Economy is characterized by new forms of innovation management, task management as well as by the use of new information technologies and by the emergence of new ways of communication and cooperation. The main components of the project are the creation of learning materials mediating basic knowledge for the New Economy in the fields of business administration, information science and media, as well as the cross linking of economics with technical and creative studies. The learning material is based on the didactical concept of ''problem based learning''. CeDiS is managing the project as well as the content creation and distribution process.

Sample learning module

Online Educa 2003: Project Presentation (PDF)


Project New Economy

The project "New Economy" is the conceptual design and implementation of a multimedia-based curriculum for online classes regarding new economy in the fields of economics, media and communications as well as in computer sciences. Modules of the curriculum should be established in high profile teaching as well as being available for workshops and for distance learning. Integration of the program into regular lectures is intended.

Project Goals include:

Participating in this project are chairs of the faculties of economics, in communications and multimedia sciences as well as computer sciences in Berlin (FU, TU, FHTW, HU), Bochum (Competence Center E-Commerce Ruhr-Universität), Trier (Universität Trier), Würzburg (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität).

The project manager was Prof. Dr. Axel Zerdick   †   (FU Berlin). The project coordination is administrated by the Dialekt Team of the Center for Digital Systems.



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Universities involved in the project

"New Economy" is a cooperative project of different professor chairs in the fields of economics, media communications sciences and computer sciences in Berlin and other federal states.

Freie Universität Berlin

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Axel Zerdick   †  
Department of political and social sciences, Institute for journalism and communication sciences, field of economy and technology of mass communication
Malteserstr. 74-100
12249 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Michael Kleinaltenkamp
Department of economics, Institute for marketing
14195 Berlin

Project Coordination: Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos
Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS)- multimedia systems (MMS)
Ihnestr. 24
14195 Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin

Prof.Dr. Ing. Herbert Weber
Department of computer sciences, Section of computer based information systems (CIS)
Einsteinufer 17
10587 Berlin

Universität Trier

Prof.Dr. Rolf Weiber
Professor chair for marketing
Universitätsring 15
54286 Trier

Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Prof.Dr. Rainer Thome
Professor chair for business studies and information systems
Neubaustr. 66
97070 Würzburg

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof.Dr. Roland Gabriel
Department of economics, management chair for information systems/Competence Center E-Commerce
Universitätsstr. 150
44780 Bochum
Prof. Dr. Gabriel
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Engelhardt

Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Prof.Dr. Günter Heger
Department of economics I
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Coy
Prof. Dr. Wulff Plinke
email: Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin