Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß

Chair of Strategic Communication

Dr. Ansgar Zerfass is Professor and Chair of Strategic Communication at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He is also Professor of Communication and Leadership at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, as well as, editor of the "International Journal of Strategic Communication", USA, and, inter alia, Plank Scholar at The Plank Center for Leadership and Communication at the University of Alabama, USA. He served as President of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association, Brussels. His research is focused on Corporate Communications, Measurement and Evaluation, Digital Communication and International/Comparative Communication. So far, he has published 35 books and more than 320 journal articles, book chapters and study reports in multiple languages. Current projects include, amongst others, leading the Global Communication Monitor study series across more than 80 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America, and "Value Creating Communication", the world's most extensive research program on corporate communications conducted by with several universities and global companies. Complete list of publications​​​​​​​ (PDF).


Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß
Professor and Chair in Strategic Communication
Institute of Communication and Media Studies
University of Leipzig | Burgstraße 21 | D-04109 Leipzig
Tel.: 0341 97 35040 | Fax: 0341 97 35 049 | zerfass@uni-leipzig.de 

Office hours

Summer semester 2018:

Thursday, 12.07., 09.00-11.00hrs
Monday, 30.07., 08.30-10.30hrs
Thursday, 09.08., 08.30-11.00hrs
Monday, 20.08., 08.30-11.00hrs
Monday, 10.09., 08.30-11.00hrs

Winter semester 2018:

Monday 08.30 bis 10.30hrs on
08.10., 15.10., 22.10., 29.10., 05.11., 12.11., 19.11., 26.11., 10.12., 17.12.2018
07.01., 14.01., 21.01., 28.01., 04.02.2019

Appointments have to be arranged with the office manager until Wednesday before the meeting. Please state the reason or topic of your visit. Materials to be discussed shall be send to Prof. Zerfass ahead via e-mail until Thursday evening latest.

Research focus & topics

Corporate CommunicationsCommunication of medium-sized companies,  Non-Profit CommunicationFinancial CommunicationPR-ResearchOnline CommunicationReputation/Brand/TrustCommunication Controlling/ Evaluation