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Prof. Jan Recker, Ph.D.

Our mission is to understand, and help others understand, how the design and effective use of digital technologies can help make the world a better place.

Prof. Jan Recker, Ph.D., Chaired Professor of Information Systems and Systems Development at the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne

Our Purpose

Our first goal is to develop new knowledge about digital technologies, the way they represent our world, the information they require and produce, and how they can be designed and effectively used, to help make the world a better place. Our second goal is to find effective and relevant ways to transfer this knowledge into society.

We achieve these goals by maintaining a clear focus on generating and disseminating novel, outcome-focused, solution-oriented and societally relevant knowledge about …
  • the design and use of digital technologies and the information they process, and
  • how they impact on organizations and change the way we live and work.

Our Vision

We strive to become the globally recognized brand for innovative and effective Information Systems research and knowledge transfer that continuously exceeds the expectations of peers, audiences, and ourselves.
 

Our Values

In our work, we are guided and informed by our strong beliefs and commitments to …
  • integrity and honesty
  • openness and inclusiveness
  • ethical and rigorous conduct
  • approachability and cultivation
  • independence and objectivity

Our Understanding of Success

We are successful in our work when we …
  • are proud owners of the outcomes we deliver and transfer
  • produce research outcomes at the highest levels of reputation and impact
  • enjoy the satisfaction of learning and improving ourselves
  • receive engaging, encouraging feedback from our peers
  • make a substantial, lasting contribution to ongoing conversations by peers, students, and society