07.10.2018

Management tools in corporate communications

Study shows need for action > more

04.10.2018

Celebrating excellence in the north

Awards for PR research from Leipzig - Ansgar Zerfass named "Distinguished Scholar in Public Relations" > more

26.09.2018

PR education: Leipzig ranked #1 among German universities

The current edition of the largest professional field study in communication management / public relations in Germany was presented today by the Federal Association of German Press Spokespersons... > more

25.09.2018

Master Communication Management: Class 2018 at the ready

The highly coveted places in the Master program Communication Management at Leipzig University have been assigned. 24 female and 3 male students from 16 different universities will start their... > more

08.09.2018

Students nominated for renowned awards

Great news for the graduate programme in communication management at Leipzig University : two graduates can look forward to being nominated for the best-known awards for scientific theses in the... > more

27.08.2018

Mobile recruitment project started

Companies from Leipzig region may apply now > more

13.08.2018

Future directions of strategic communication

Special Issue of the 'International Journal of Strategic Communication' published > more

16.07.2018

Call for Abstracts: Social Media Influencers

Dr. Nils S. Borchers serves as guest editor of Special Issue of the International Journal of Strategic Communication > more

13.07.2018

Integrated Communication Award 2018

Jury honours outstanding achievements in integrated communication - Award ceremony at the 12th German Brand Summit in Frankfurt in September > more

03.07.2018

Emerald Literari Award 2018

The journal article "Creating business value through corporate communication: A theory-based framework and its practical application" by Professor Dr. Ansgar Zerfass and Dr. Christine... > more

03.07.2018

Study report „Digital Maturity“

Der Abschlussbericht der Studie „Digitale Mündigkeit“, an dem neben Prof. Dr. Christian P. Hoffmann sowie Jasmin Weber von Seiten der Universität Leipzig auch Wissenschaftler der IT University... > more

12.06.2018

European Communication Monitor 2018

Study across 48 countries explores trends like fake news, communications’ contributions to organisational success as well as the work environment for communication professionals in Europe. > more

03.07.2018

Managing influencer communications

In ihrer Studie „Management strategischer Influencer-Kommunikation gehen die Leipziger Kommunikationswissenschaftler Nadja Enke und Dr. Nils Borchers der Frage nach, wie die Planung, Organisation,... > more

07.06.2018

Digital Leadership in Investor Relations: Publication of study on the digitization in financial communication

In cooperation with DIRK – German Investor Relations Association, the Center for Research in Financial Communication publishes the results of the study "Digital Leadership in Investor Relations - How... > more

29.05.2018

Cornelia Wolf appointed Associate Professor

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Wolf was appointed Extraordinary Professor on 18 May 2018 by the Rector of the University of Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Beate A. Schücking, on the basis of her achievements in research and... > more

23.05.2018

Guest lecture by Bill McAndrews, BMW Group, Head of Corporate Communications

Bill McAndrews, Vice President Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications, BMW Group, Munich, will be a guest at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University... > more

18.05.2018

Dr. Nils S. Borchers elected new chair of the German Advertising Research group

Dr. Nils S. Borchers was elected the new chair of the advertising research group in the German Communication Association (DGPuK). New to the management team of the group is Dr. Brigitte Naderer... > more

08.05.2018

A day in Leipzig

REFRESH, Günter Thiele Award and LPRS Forum 2018 > more

08.05.2018

North American Communication Monitor

Survey complements monitor studies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America > more

06.05.2018

Capstone Class Hong Kong 2018

One-week exchange program for master students in Asia > more

27.04.2018

Master students win DPRG Junior Award 2018

Jana Brockhaus and Daniel Ziegele score with strategic communication concept > more

12.04.2018

German PR Museum launched

Information platform for the professional field of public relations > more

29.03.2018

Apply now for the Master Class 2018

The application phase for the MA programme Communication Management at the University of Leipzig has begun. The No. 1 ranked German language programme in Communication Management approves 30... > more

27.03.2018

Apply now: Two PhD Scholarships vacant

Two PhD Scholarships for Strategic Communication as well as Communication Management/Financial Communication offer great career opportunities in research and project management > more

25.03.2018

Felix Krebber appointed Professor in Pforzheim

Fourth Leipzig alumnus hired as professor with a short time period > more

21.02.2018

Top-paper award for Professor Zerfass

Ethics prize at academic conference in the United States > more

22.02.2018

"PR Manager of the Year" in Germany

Great honor for Professor Christof Ehrhart > more

20.02.2018

Register now

One-day conference for practitioners and alumni > more

22.02.2018

European Communication Monitor 2018 launched

Survey invites respondents to share insights and experiences > more

19.02.2018

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wehmeier (1968-2018)

Mourning for deceased colleague > more

05.02.2018

Annual Report 2017

New annual report of the department Communication Management > more

26.01.2018

Ronny Fechner receives doctoral degree

Dissertation "Intereffication of journalism and media relations as an integral part of organizational communication. Analysis, operationalization and extension of a communication model." > more

15.11.2017

Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2017/18

Study across 22 countries identifies ‘digital’, ‘social’, ‘mobile’ and ‘strategy’ as the ‘big four’ issues for communication professionals  > more

15.11.2017

Günter-Thiele-Award 2018

Application procedure started - closing date December 31, 2017 > more

18.10.2017

Large study on sharing economy published

Results of a Europe-wide survey with more than 6.000 participants > more

22.09.2017

Digital transformation

Graduate of Leipzig University receives national award > more

19.08.2017

New publications on strategic communication

A new edited book published by Springer Gabler (in German) discusses the concept of strategic communication between intentional action and emergent developments. The book „Strategische Kommunikation... > more

03.07.2017

Communication Benchmarking Initiative

38 large corporations have joined the project > more

29.06.2017

ECM 2017

Study across 50 countries explores trends like visualisation, social bots, hypermodernity and benchmarking for strategic communications > more

21.06.2017

Integrated Communications 2017

Joint study by Leipzig University and F.A.Z.-Institute > more

13.06.2017

PR-theses in the field of publishing

Der Förderverein AVP Arbeitskreis Verlags-Pressesprecherinnen und -Pressesprecher e.V. steht PR-Studierenden (Master Communication Management und Bachelor KMW) aus Leipzig, die Interesse daran haben,... > more

03.07.2017

ICA 2017 in San Diego

Multiple presentations at the conference of the International Communication Association > more

08.06.2017

Outstanding theses

Günter-Thiele-Preis is awarded for the twelfth time in Leipzig > more

13.04.2017

New book based on 10 years of empirical data

What constitutes excellence in strategic communication?  > more

13.04.2017

Capstone Class 2017

Excursion of graduate students to Hong Kong > more

23.03.2017

Award for the most innovative graduate thesis in Germany

Lena Schneider receives DPRG Scientific Award 2017 > more

03.03.2017

Annual Report 2016

The Department of Communication Management at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University looks back at an exciting year. Our brand new annual report gives an overview on... > more

08.02.2017

Launch of the Center for Research in Financial Communication

First academic research institution in the field of financial communication > more

25.01.2017

Innovailably: Online-Tool for Recruiting and Innovation Management

Funding by the German Government and European Union > more

25.01.2017

New book

The role of the supervisory board in financial communications > more

12.10.2016

Program released

ICA 2017 Pre-Conference "Future Directions in Strategic Communication", San Diego, May 2017 > more

14.12.2016

Job opportunities at the Chair for Strategic Communication

Career perspectives in project management and research > more

09.11.2016

International Journal of Strategic Communication takes the lead

SCOPUS ranking shows highest impact factor in the field > more

04.10.2016

Job offer: Ph.D. position in communication science

An der Universität Leipzig, Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft, Professur für Kommunikationsmanagement ist zum Januar 2017 oder zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle eines/r... > more

01.11.2016

Call for applications: Günter-Thiele-Award 2017 for excellent theses

The Günter-Thiele-Foundation seeks applications for the 2017 Günter-Thiele-Award for excellent academic theses by students in the field  of public relations and strategic communication at the... > more

22.10.2016

Guest lecture on Nov 7: Dr. Herbert Heitmann, President of the European Association of Communication Directors

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University is looking forward to welcome Dr. Herbert Heitmann for a guest lecture on Monday November 7, 2016, 3:15 - 4:34 PM. He will speak... > more

04.10.2016

New book: Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organisations

Edition based on a conference in Leipzig > more

04.10.2016

Three at one stroke

Awards for PR research from Leipzig - Günter Bentele named "Distinguished Scholar in Public Relations" > more

28.09.2016

New book

The Management Game of Communication > more

27.09.2016

Capstone Class 2016

Study trip of master students to Athens (Ohio) > more

20.09.2016

Corporate communication in SMEs

New study on professionalisation, digitalisation and leadership of communication in small and medium sized enterprises > more

31.08.2016

Master Communication Management: Class 2016 at the ready

The highly coveted 30 places to study the Master program Communication Management at Leipzig University have been assigned. 23 female and 7 male students from 19 different universities will start... > more

30.08.2016

Courses for winter term 2016/17 announced

The list of courses offered by the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University in the forthcoming winter semester 2016/17 is now available on the institute's website in German... > more

20.08.2016

Case study and panel discussion

Big Data in corporate communications (Video) > more

07.07.2016

European Communication Monitor 2016

Corporate communications is becoming an increasingly datafied business but communicators still lack analytical skills > more

06.06.2016

Distinction in New York

Journal of Communication Management honours research project from Leipzig University with an Impact Award > more

15.12.2015

Doctoral dissertation by Dr Lisa Dühring

Dr Lisa Dühring, MA, was granted a PhD by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig on 24th May 2016. Her doctoral dissertation "Reassessing the Relationship... > more

26.04.2016

Günter-Thiele Award 2016 for outstanding students' theses

The Günter Thiele Foundation for Communication and Management has announced the winners of its annual awards for the best master's and bachelor' thesis at the University of Leipzig. More information... > more

26.04.2016

New book: Corporate communication for infrastructure projects

A new book "Akzeptanz durch inputorientierte Organisationskommunikation: Infrastrukturprojekte und der Wandel der Unternehmenskommunikation" by Felix Krebber has just been released by the... > more

26.04.2016

New research on corporate communication in SMEs

Professionalisation, digitalisation and leadership within small and medium-sized enterprises  > more

18.04.2016

Arthur W. Page Center research grant for cross-national CSR/CSV project

Joint initiative of Leipzig University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Massey University, University of South Carolina and University of Miami > more

09.04.2016

The state of communication measurement and evaluation in Europe

Guest report for the Institute for Public Relations > more

09.04.2016

"The church should dare something" - Project and portrait

The 100th German congress of Roman Catholics will start in Leipzig on May 25, 2016. Approximately 40,000 visitors, both Christians and Non-christians, will gather for several days and enjoy more than... > more

01.04.2016

Master Communication Management

Program in German language - Applications due May 31,2016 > more

07.03.2016

Internationale Awards

Three prizes for research at IPRRC 2016 in Miami > more

25.02.2016

Jahresbericht 2015

Neu gestalteter Jahresbericht des Lehrbereichs Communication Management verfügbar > more

14.02.2016

Feelgood Communication - a new trend?

Exploring entertainment formats within employee communication > more

14.02.2016

Employer marketing by PR agencies

Study explores practices in Germany > more

08.01.2016

Academic conferences

19 papers accepted for Q1/2016 presentations in Germany, New Zealand and the United States > more

05.01.2016

Capstone Classes 2016

Excursions to Ohio (USA) and Hong Kong (China) > more

15.12.2015

Doctoral dissertation by Dr. Felix Krebber

Dr. Felix Krebber, M.A., wurde von der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie der Universität Leipzig mit Beschluss des Fakultätsrats vom 15.12.2015 zum Dr. rer. pol. promoviert. Die von... > more

19.11.2015

New study launched in Hong Kong

Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2015/16 > more

11.11.2015

International conference in December 2015

"Strategic Communication for Non-Profit-Organisations:
 Challenges and Alternative Approaches" > more

09.11.2015

Honored in Atlanta

PRSA Foundation Awards Ansgar Zerfass 2015 Jackson Jackson and Wagner Behavioral Science Prize > more

08.11.2015

International recognition for young researchers

Antonia Hess and Markus Wiesenberg receive awards at the EUPRERA 2015 conference in Oslo > more

06.10.2015

Change in journalism

Symposium at Herrenhausen palace in Hannover – co-organised by Jun.-Professor Cornelia Wolf > more

06.10.2015

Top ranking for PR education at Leipzig University

Master Communication Management ranked number one program in Germany > more

06.10.2015

Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor

Research on the status top and trend in strategic communication > more

08.11.2015

New book: "Communication Ethics in a Connected World"

Edition features recent insights from European PR research > more

08.11.2015

European Communication Monitor 2015

Survey of communication professionals across 41 countries provides insight on content strategies, measurement and organisational listening > more

13.11.2014

ComGap study identifies perception gaps between communicators and publics

A comparison between how communication professionals and the general public interpret leadership has revealed that although there is a consensus on core issues like the value of communication, the... > more

12.11.2014

Professor Zerfass receives Pathfinder Award in New York City

Dr. Ansgar Zerfass, a leader in corporate communication research, will receive the 2014 Pathfinder Award, the highest academic honor bestowed by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) in the United... > more

08.11.2014

Great takeoff for Asian communications summit

More than 30 communication executives from global companies and researchers attended the first Strategic Communications Summit in Singapore this week. The one-day, invitation-only meeting was... > more

12.03.2014

Award for state-of-the art research at international conference

The peer-reviewed paper "Corporate communications from the CEO’s perspective: How top executives conceptualize and value strategic communication” has been acknowledged as the best paper on... > more

31.07.2014

14 peer-review papers accepted for conferences in autumn 2014

A large number of papers authored by reseachers in the field of communication management and online communication at the University of Leipzig's institute of communication and media studies will be... > more

10.07.2014

Results of the European Communication Monitor 2014

Communicating with stakeholders at any time is the most important aspect of mobile communication for six out of ten communicators in Europe. Although a third of organisations have implemented apps... > more

20.05.2014

Strategic Communication Campaigns / ICA 2014 Pre-Conference

Scholars from ten countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe will present at the research conference "Strategic Communication Campaigns in a Contemporary, Digital, and Networked... > more

02.01.2014

Ansgar Zerfass takes up presidency of academic association

Professor Ansgar Zerfass from the University of Leipzig is now heading the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA). The academic association, headquartered in Brussels,... > more

23.12.2013

Looking behind and ahead: 2013-2014 / Annual report published

The team at the Department Communication Management and Public Relations has been quite productive during the last months: six doctoral dissertations, several books, ten empirical studies, 50... > more

05.11.2013

European Chief Communication Officers Survey 2013

A survey of some of Europe's top heads of communication by EUPRERA researchers and Ketchum has revealed how strong the cult of the business CEO is becoming. With company news, successes and failure... > more

27.06.2013

Trends in strategic communication: ECM 2013 available

Communicating internationally is an important part of daily business for eight out of ten communicators in Europe; yet less than half agree that structures and strategies for international... > more

Value Creating Communication – the world's most comprehensive research program for corporate communications

A unique research initiative by more than 30 global companies and four universities > more