The Research Institute for Technology-Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training (TELIT) undertakes theoretical and applied research, as well as projects transferring this research to practice and policy, in the fields of in technology-enhanced learning, economic and business education, and vocational training.

To this end, TELIT is dedicated to the development of strategies, innovations, and applications regarding these fields of research. TELIT has demonstrated extensive success with its three-fold focus on European and international research, as well as academic and vocational training. Counting among the leading research institutions in the aforementioned fields, TELIT is active in Germany, Europe, and internationally.

The current research foci of TELIT lie in the development of innovative education methods, ranging from studies of business competence in China, economic and business studies in German higher education, and quality management in internet-based teaching, learning, and collaboration, to investigations of the potential of open education, technology-enhanced examination systems, competence and cultural questions, and vocational education and training in an international context.

TELIT elects a Board of Directors, a Chair and a Vice Chair.

The current members of the Board of Directors are:


Prof. Dr. Heimo H. Adelsberger
University of Duisburg-Essen
TELIT Managing Director
Email: heimo.adelsberger(at)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Retzmann
University of Duisburg-Essen
TELIT Vice Managing Director
E-Mail: sekretariat.widid(at)

Dr. Thomas Richter
University of Duisburg-Essen
E-Mail: thomas.richter(at)

Nicole Staudemeyer
University of Duisburg-Essen
TELIT Vice Chair
E-Mail: nicole.staudemeyer(at)


Current members of the TELIT Board of Managers:

Heimo H. Adelsberger, Thomas Kretschmer, Thomas Retzmann, Thomas Richter, Karsten Schröder, Tatiana Shamarina-Heidenreich, Nicole Staudemeyer und Stephan Zelewski