asut Seminar 2014

Under the motto "ICT goes mobile", the 40th asut Seminar took place on the 26th of June 2014 at the Kursaal in Bern. Also the iimt was present at this event and numerous students and alumni attended the seminar.

After the opening speech by the president Peter Grütter, the Federal Councilor Evelyn Widmer-Schlumpf presented the tasks of the Federal Council concerning the future of ICT.

Urs Schäppi, CEO Swisscom, spoke about "digital natives", who approach decisions differently than the current leading generation, about mobile data usage which continues to increase, but also about the three main areas, that apply to the management of Swisscom.

Project OFCOM

The joint project between the OFCOM (Federal Office of Communications) and the iimt was completed successfully. According to the OFCOM, ICT and their security risks pose new challenges every day for people in Switzerland. To be able to use ICT with an awareness of security and thereby to improve confidence in ICT, an appropriate awareness of the risks, knowledge of the possible dangers and the ability to avoid or repel them is required. Therefore security-related skills are necessary in private life and a security culture in the workplace needs to be created. (

Prof. Dr. Teufel Chairwoman of the energate Board

The energate specialist printer reports since the 1st of April 2014 with the energate messenger Switzerland (in german) independently about the Swiss energy industry. From the new editorial office in Olten, energate delivers from now on up-to-date and reliable news from Switzerland and for Switzerland.

In order to pick up the right themes and accurate questions in the energate messenger Switzerland, and to fulfil the market’s needs, a board of specialists with representatives from different interest groups was composed.

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, Director of the iimt, has taken over the presidency of the board.

ideas@iimt: first projects

In the recent innovation and technology course students produced a lot of brilliant ideas that are worthy to follow upon. The iimt, therefore, initiates the concept of “ideas @ iimt” that will provide students an entrepreneurial environment, time and resources to develop their ideas to a next stage.

Susanne Ruoff in the Universitas

The latest edition of the magazine of the University of Fribourg "Universitas" was dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the Alma Mater.

Due to this joyful occasion, several personalities out of the Universities Alumni-Network and persons which have visited the University of Fribourg within the last 60 years were portrayed. 

Susanne Ruoff, CEO of the Swiss Post, which completed her Executive MBA study programme between 2000 and 2004 and member of the iimt Alumni Network, was invited for an interview.

The complete Interview (German) can be found on the following page.