Welcome to the Department of Communication (IfK)

The Department of Communication (IfK) – hosted at the University of Münster – is one of the oldest institutes of communication science in Germany. The IfK engages in high quality research in communication and offers curricula leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

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Dark Participation: Eight Journalism Researchers* Guests in Master’s Seminar

This semester, Prof. Thorsten Quandt was able to attract six of the most sought-after international journalism researchers* and two journalists from Spiegel Online and Süddeutsche Zeitung for guest lectures in his master's seminar "Dark Participation: The Rise and Fall of the "Participation" Concept in Journalism and (New) Media".


IfK Represented With 14 Contributions at the 70th Annual ICA Conference

This year's 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) with the main topic "Open Communication" will take place from 20-26 May as a virtual conference. Researchers* from the Münster Department of Communication will be represented with 14 contributions.


Researchers at 65th Annual DGPuK Conference in Mannheim

From 10 to 12 March, the 65th annual conference of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (DGPuK) will take place on the topic "#Mensch #Medien #Gesellschaft - Fragen und Antworten der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft in Zeiten rapiden Medienwandels" (#People #Media #Society - Questions and Answers of Communication and Media Studies in Times of Rapid Media Change). About 400 communication scientists will participate, among them also employees of the Münster Department of Communication (IfK).