The iimt is recruiting!

The iimt is seeking a Research Fellow. Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to become part of the iimt team?


In the following document you will find more information about the open position as a Research Fellow: Open Position - Research Fellow


Did we arouse your interest? Send your complete electronic application, including a CV, a motivation letter and at least one sample of your written academic outputs (articels, chapters) to Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Your iimt-Team

Smart Living Lab – Activity report of the University of Fribourg

ActivityReport SLLUNIFR 2019 JPGWe are delighted to present you the University of Fribourg’s Smart Living Lab activity report. This report provides you with insights and highlights, as well as new and exciting research activities carried out by the three research groups of the University of Fribourg in 2019.


The Smart Living Lab is an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional research and development centre in Fribourg. This unique centre combines cutting-edge research and real-life experimentation in multiple research areas, such as construction technologies, well-being and behaviours, interactions and design processes, and energy systems. More than 80 researchers from 3 different institutions (EPFL, School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg HEIA-FR and the University of Fribourg) gather around 11 research groups and pool their know-how every day to create a tangible impact for the future built environment.

Re-election of the iimt President and Vice President

During the meeting of the iimt Institute Council on June 30th, 2020, Dr. Hans C. Werner (Head of Group Human Resources Swisscom (Schweiz) AG) was re-elected President and Dr. Bernhard Kessler (Partner revendex) was re-elected Vice-President of the iimt. Both had already held their positions and will continue in their functions for a further period of 4 years. Hans and Bernhard are very familiar with the education and ICT sector and the Swiss educational landscape, but also with current and future technological challenges, and will contribute their professional and strategic know-how in a sustainable way. The iimt team as well as all the members of the iimt Institute Council would like to thank Hans and Bernhard for their commitment and look forward to the future cooperation.



Despite Covid-19:

International scientific conferences now online

The Covid-19 pandemic has given an enormous boost the ongoing digitalisation transition. While the most visible aspect may be the global shift to “home office” work, international scientific exchange has been equally affected. Stepping up to this challenge, iimt researchers will present their research results at international conferences in Asia, Europe and Africa, in each case from the comfort of their own homes. Papers, speed talks and workshops developed by members of the chair have been accepted to the following conferences: 19th International Information Security South Africa Conference (ISSA 2020), IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE 2020), und 11th International Sustainability Transition Conference (IST 2020). While we cannot wish the presenters safe travels this year, we do wish them every success!






Welcome Sarah Andrey

VP web

Sarah started her position at the iimt as Allrounder Marketing & Executive Programmes in May 2020.

She worked for almost six years at the Raiffeisenbank in Gurmels where she successfully completed her apprenticeship, including the vocational baccalaureate, which lasted three years. Sarah had the opportunity to gain many insights into the different departments within the Raiffeisenbank. After her apprenticeship, she took over the position as marketing manager. In September 2019, she travelled to Bournemouth, England for three months to improve her English skills.

In her free time, Sarah likes to do sports, especially hiking and jogging. Nevertheless, her greatest passion is dancing.

Sarah is very much looking forward to working with her new colleagues and the iimt is delighted to welcome Sarah into the team.