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Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2020/21

New study report available > more


Job advertisement Communication Manager:in (50%)

The Academic Society for Communication & Corporate Management is looking for a part-time (50%) Communications Manager (m, w, d) with a focus on knowledge transfer, editorial work, events and... > more


Annual Report 2020

New Communication Management Annual Report available > more


Announcement of the "Hering Schuppener PhD scholarship for capital market communication"

The Center for Research in Financial Communication now offers a PhD sholarship in the research area of capital market communication. Qualified applicants are invited to apply. > more


Call for Papers: Strategic communication of Start-ups

The International Journal of Strategic Communication will publish a special issue on "Start-up and Entrepreneurial Communication". The guest editors are Prof. Alexander Godulla, Leipzig University,... > more


Two awards for Daniel Ziegele

Best Master Thesis in Europe and Best Paper Award > more


Dr. Luisa Winkler receives dissertation award

Outstanding research on communication in SMEs > more


Ansgar Zerfass delivers keynote at China International Public Relations Conference 2020

The China International Public Relations Conference 2020 opened on 17 November 2020 in Beijing with a presentation by Professor Ansgar Zerfass (Leipzig University). More than 2,400 leaders from... > more


At the start of the winter term 2020

Cornelia Wolf appointed professor for online communication > more


Video on demand

Five steps towards an agile communications department > more


Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2020 kicks off

The 2020–2021 Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor (APCM), a flagship research study of corporate communication and public relations in the region, kicks off on 20 September to explore issues, trends,... > more


Award for graduate thesis

Kristin Hansen receives BdKom Talent Award 2020 > more


Video: What does democracy mean to you? What role do the media play?

What does democracy mean to you? And what role do media and communication play in this? Answers and inspirations are provided by the Rector of Leipzig University; Professor Dr. Beate... > more


Piwinger and Avenarius - New Portraits in the PR Museum

Manfred Piwinger (born 1936), long-standing Head of Corporate Communications at the Vorwerk Group (1978-1997) and co-editor of the "Corporate Communications Handbook", was a central PR researcher in... > more


90th birthday of Dr. Horst Avenarius

Congratulations from Leipzig University > more


Masterclass Communication Management 2020 starts on 13 October

The "Class of 2020" of the graduate program in Communication Management at Leipzig University will start with 30 students who have obtained their first degree at 15 different... > more


Recent publications in the first half of 2020

Professor Ansgar Zerfass and is team have contributed to the international body of knowledge with 24 publications in renowned journals and handbooks, as well as with 4 research... > more


Sustainability in capital market communication

Publication of research project in cooperation with DIRK, Aurubis, Lufthansa Group, Deutsche Post DHL and Zalando  > more


The Players of Tomorrow

Nationwide study on young professionals in the PR and communications industry > more


European Communication Monitor 2020

Digital communication often leads to moral dilemmas / Cyber security as a challenge > more


Günter Thiele Award 2020

Excellent theses on sustainability communication and chat bots in internal communication > more


Benchmark Digital Employee Communication 2020

Download the free study report > more


Two scientific awards for Leipzig students

The winners of the biennial science scientic prize of the German Public Relations Association (DPRG) have been announced. Vivian Weitz, M.A., a graduate of our Master's program in Communication... > more


Job opening: Student assistant

Announcement of a SHK/WHK position at the Junior Professorship Online Communication (Institute for Communication and Media Studies) > more


Annual report 2019

New annual report of the department published > more


Panel Study on Future PR High Potentials is starting

“We want to collect insights on the thoughts of future leaders.” > more


Doctoral dissertation by Dr. Luisa Winkler

Genesis and Specificity of Medium-Sized Business Communication - Case Based Analysis of Organizational Communication in Industrial Medium-Sized Businesses > more


PR Report Award 2019: Congratulations!

Maximilian van Poele and Claudio Rehmet honored as Young PR Professionals of the Year  > more


New book by Prof. Dr. Christof Ehrhart published by F.A.Z.-Verlag

Ideas for communication professionals and executive managers > more


Trust in Communicators Study (TiCS) results launched today

Trust survey reveals it’s not what is said but who said it that matters - External advocates more trusted than communications professionals > more


Capstone Class 2019 in Athens, Ohio

From 7 to 14 September 2019, the annual Capstone Class took place in Athens, Ohio - with lively participation from all countries of the Triangle Program: A total of eight students from the University... > more


Günter Thiele Preis 2020

Since September 2019, Bachelor and Master graduates can apply for the Günter Thiele Prize with their final thesis. > more


EUPRERA Congress 2019 in Zagreb

Dissertation award and best paper award for research from Leipzig / Master students presented on an international stage > more


Special Issue on Social Media Influencers in Strategic Communication

The special issue on Social Media Influencers in Strategic Communication, for which Nils S. Borchers served as guest editor, is published as autumn issue of the International Journal of Strategic... > more


Doctoral dissertation by Dr. Lisa Marzahl

Environmental communication in the network Perspectives, interests and strategies in the discourse around the Wadden Sea  > more


Nominations for BdP Young Talent Award 2019

Excellent news for the Communication Management Master's programme at Leipzig University > more


Three Leipzig Alumni Awarded as Top Talents of 2019

#30u30 Class of 2019 - PR Report Magazine > more


Toolbox Communication Management

Comprehensive overview of methods and thinking tools for corporate communications in a new German book > more


North American Communication Monitor 2018

Study examines the state of communication management in the US and Canada > more


BdP Summer Academy 2019 in Leipzig

The Power of Strategic Communication  > more


European Communication Monitor 2019 released

Communication profession in Europe is challenged by rising mistrust, but new organisational advocates and Artificial Intelligence offer opportunities to shape public discourse > more


Video introducing the master program Communication Management

Insights and recommendations by students, faculty and alumni > more


Günter Thiele Award 2019

Anna Pirus and Sebastian Jansen receive prizes for excellent student theses > more


REFRESH and LPRS>Forum 2019 in Leipzig

by Annett Bergk (Hamburg), Editor @ PR Journal > more


Capstone Class Hong Kong 2019

Cooperation with Ohio University and Hong Kong Baptist University > more


IPRRC 2019: Two Best Paper Awards for Leipzig researchers

International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando > more


Dr. h.c. Günter F. Thiele celebrates his 85th birthday

Congratulations to Dr. h.c. Günter F. Thiele, patron and mentor of PR research at the Leipzig Universi-ty, on his 85th birthday today. Günter Thiele, who lives in Düsseldorf, has played a major role... > more


Annual Report 2018

New Annual Report Communication Management available > more


We are moving!

From March 2019 you will find us at Nikolaistraße 27-29 ("Zeppelin House"). > more


We wish you

Merry Christmas and a happy new year > more


North American Communication Monitor: First results published

First results of the North American Communication Monitor 2018 have recently been presented in Chicago and New York. The survey is part of the "Global Communication Monitor" study series launched by... > more


New publication

Agility in corporate communications > more


Triangle cooperation Hong Kong - Ohio - Leipzig extended

Head of government Carrie Lam pays tribute to the cooperation > more


Lecture series on nonprofit communication

The Institute for Communication and Media Studiesat Leipzig University invites to a series of lectures at Burgstrasse 21 in Leipzig on all aspects of communication in the non-profit sector. On... > more


Management tools in corporate communications

Study shows need for action > more


Celebrating excellence in the north

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


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


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


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


Mobile recruitment project started

Companies from Leipzig region may apply now > more


Future directions of strategic communication

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


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


Integrated Communication Award 2018

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A day in Leipzig

REFRESH, Günter Thiele Award and LPRS Forum 2018 > more


North American Communication Monitor

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


Capstone Class Hong Kong 2018

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


Master students win DPRG Junior Award 2018

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


German PR Museum launched

Information platform for the professional field of public relations > more


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


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


Felix Krebber appointed Professor in Pforzheim

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


Top-paper award for Professor Zerfass

Ethics prize at academic conference in the United States > more


"PR Manager of the Year" in Germany

Great honor for Professor Christof Ehrhart > more


Register now

One-day conference for practitioners and alumni > more


European Communication Monitor 2018 launched

Survey invites respondents to share insights and experiences > more


Prof. Dr. Stefan Wehmeier (1968-2018)

Mourning for deceased colleague > more


Annual Report 2017

New annual report of the department Communication Management > more


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


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


Günter-Thiele-Award 2018

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


Large study on sharing economy published

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


Digital transformation

Graduate of Leipzig University receives national award > more


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


Communication Benchmarking Initiative

38 large corporations have joined the project > more


ECM 2017

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


Integrated Communications 2017

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


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


ICA 2017 in San Diego

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


Outstanding theses

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


New book based on 10 years of empirical data

What constitutes excellence in strategic communication?  > more


Capstone Class 2017

Excursion of graduate students to Hong Kong > more


Award for the most innovative graduate thesis in Germany

Lena Schneider receives DPRG Scientific Award 2017 > more


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


Launch of the Center for Research in Financial Communication

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


Innovailably: Online-Tool for Recruiting and Innovation Management

Funding by the German Government and European Union > more


New book

The role of the supervisory board in financial communications > more


Program released

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


Job opportunities at the Chair for Strategic Communication

Career perspectives in project management and research > more


International Journal of Strategic Communication takes the lead

SCOPUS ranking shows highest impact factor in the field > more


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


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


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


New book: Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organisations

Edition based on a conference in Leipzig > more


Three at one stroke

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


New book

The Management Game of Communication > more


Capstone Class 2016

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


Corporate communication in SMEs

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


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


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


Case study and panel discussion

Big Data in corporate communications (Video) > more


European Communication Monitor 2016

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


Distinction in New York

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


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


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


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


New research on corporate communication in SMEs

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


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


The state of communication measurement and evaluation in Europe

Guest report for the Institute for Public Relations > more


"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


Master Communication Management

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


Internationale Awards

Three prizes for research at IPRRC 2016 in Miami > more


Jahresbericht 2015

Neu gestalteter Jahresbericht des Lehrbereichs Communication Management verfügbar > more


Feelgood Communication - a new trend?

Exploring entertainment formats within employee communication > more


Employer marketing by PR agencies

Study explores practices in Germany > more


Academic conferences

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


Capstone Classes 2016

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


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


New study launched in Hong Kong

Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor 2015/16 > more


International conference in December 2015

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


Honored in Atlanta

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


International recognition for young researchers

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


Change in journalism

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


Top ranking for PR education at Leipzig University

Master Communication Management ranked number one program in Germany > more


Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor

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


New book: "Communication Ethics in a Connected World"

Edition features recent insights from European PR research > more


European Communication Monitor 2015

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Job advertisement of the Academic Society for Corporate Management & Communication

Communication Manager (m,w,d) in the field of science communication (50%) > more

Job advertisement of the Academic Society for Corporate Management & Communication

Communication Manager (m,w,d) in the field of science communication (50%) > more

Job advertisement of the Academic Society for Corporate Management & Communication

Communication Manager (m,w,d) in the field of science communication (50%) > more

Job advertisement of the Academic Society for Corporate Management & Communication

Communication Manager (m,w,d) in the field of science communication (50%) > 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