The Institute for Aviation and Tourism (IAT) at Frankfurt UAS is currently being established in the Faculty 3 - Business and Law.
The IAT research activities shall cover several subjects in Aviation and Tourism Management, such as Customer Journey, Trends & Market Research, and Air Cargo.

With regard to the covid19 pandemic, the institute focuses on the strategic reorientation of the aviation and tourism industry. Current research topics include, amongst others, new business models, processes, demand structures, and technologies.

The official founding process shall be completed by the end of this year. The IAT website is currently under development.

Five professors developed the idea to found the IAT: Karsten BenzKarl-Rudolf RupprechtKerstin WegenerYvonne Ziegler and Kirstin Zimmer , all of whom have gained extensive professional expertise in the aviation and tourism industry before joining the Frankfurt UAS family. The dean of the Faculty 3 - Business an Law, Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, has been supporting the initiative from the very early days.

The IAT will link the individual research and teaching activities of the five professors, as well as several projects and initiatives in the study programs Aviation Management (B.A.), Tourism Management (B.A.), Aviation and Tourism Management (MBA) and Global Logistics (M.Sc.). Additionally, the IAT is building up a specialized student consultancy. Further key activities of the IAT include practical research programs, the development of specialized trainings, and the formation of interdisciplinary networks.

Recently, the IAT took Manuel Wehner on board, an experienced project manager and expert for innovation and entrepreneurship with a master's degree in Management and Technology from the Technical University of Munich.

Get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding the IAT or ideas for collaboration. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Manuel Wehner
Project manager, founding of the Institute for Aviation & Tourism (IAT)
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last updated on: 08.20.2020