Depending on their selected study model our student teachers have to write a Bachelor and a Master thesis or a state examination thesis on a subject of their study combination, e.g. in Informatics. Our current offered theses can be found here (in German language only). Some of these theses require some empirical research in vocational Informatics education or surveys with company trainers. We would be pleased if you would support our students in case they contact you.

Doctoral studies and projects

The same applies to doctoral studies and research projects in which we are dependent on practice partners. Please support us when we contact you.

Your interests

Conversely, we can offer companies to propose topics in the field of dual vocational Informatics education to us and to supervise respective themes e.g. as student theses together with us. This can e.g. concern the development and testing of a learning aid for certain Informatics concepts or relate to empirical analysis of specific aspects of vocational Informatics education.

Possibility of external promotion

If the relevant personal circumstances are present, which can be checked with the doctoral degree regulations (Dr. rer. nat.) of the faculty for economics (available in German language only), there is also the possibility of an external doctorate in Didactics of Informatics. If this is of interest to you and you have the appropriate temporal possibilities, then you first should check at least three different completed dissertations in the field of Informatics education on their nature, objectives and methods. On this basis develop a first research idea and then contact us.

Professional field placement in the teaching degree study program

For the professional field placements (company version) built in the teaching degree study programs, we are always looking for companies with a connection to Informatics education in the region of Duisburg-Essen and the surrounding area, who are willing to accept and to supervise a certain number of Informatics student teachers. Sometimes students wish to take such placements in the context of studying abroad. For that we are looking for partners, too. The students are closely supervised by the chair and usually visited at their internship places (in case it is close enough to the university).

We appreciate offers for such internships. Number of places and duration (min. 1 semester) defines the respective company according to its circumstances. This is also true for a possible repeatability at the same or different conditions in following semesters. In case of readiness and interest please feel free to contact us.


We advise companies on issues concerning the informatics education. Please contact us.