Hochschule Zittau-Görlitz

The University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz is a future-oriented place of study, focusing on the following fields of research: *Energy and Environment*, *Transformation Processes in Business and Society*, and *Materials * Structure * Surface*.

The University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, located at Germany*s border with Poland and the Czech Republic, offers 42 Bachelor, German Diplom and Master degree courses in engineering, natural sciences, social and economic sciences. In addition, the institution offers dual studies courses - an excellent way to combine studies with vocational training. Founded in 1992 the university has 2 campuses, one in Zittau and one in Görlitz, which is about 35 km in distance. Its currently 3,000 students enjoy perfect conditions for an efficient degree course with hands-on experience and top-quality teaching by 119 professors. Current research projects deal with socially and technically relevant issues, such as technical energy processes, energy supply, environmental technology and saving resources using innovative and future-oriented approaches. In addition, ongoing and profound research is done concerning the consequences that demographic change has on society.

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Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz
Theodor-Körner-Allee 16
02763 Zittau

In 2016 the educational institution*s strong commitment to project-related scientific research in the field of renewable resources has been honored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


The University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz is the leader of work package 4. The overall aim of WP4 is to enhance innovation capability as one of the most important competitive factors of the 21st century. The innovation capability includes the ability of groups within companies and value chains of constantly innovating in terms of new products and services. The focus of WP 4 is set on a human-centered design of Electronic Components and Systems value chains. The complex interrelationships between the developed technology itself, the people who use it and the organizational and environmental context in which it is embedded will be investigated.

Key Contribution

The University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz will:

  • contribute to the development of new technologies enabling cross discipline knowledge and skill development as well as smart workplaces and collaboration in remote teams,
  • develop an information management system for complex logistic processes which supports human activities in digitally augmented work systems,
  • develop a site-across integration approach for smart collaboration within ramp-ups and technology transfers aiming at a successful management of technology transfers and technology ramp-ups in complex production networks,
  • investigate socio-organizational aspects and changes resulting of digital twins and their influence on job profiles,
  • analyze patterns in workflow data, which support human problem solving behaviour and learning in complex logistic systems.
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