The Challenges of Building ifu

  • Christiane Floyd
  • Silvie Klein-Franke
Part of the Schriftenreihe der internationalen Frauenuniversität »Technik und Kultur« book series (SIFU, volume 5)


This chapter tells the story of planning and organizing the Project Area Information of the International Women’s University (ifu) from the subjective points of view of two members of the Hamburg local team. It explains the origin and the key ideas of ifu as a whole and recalls the different work steps necessary for making this vision come true in this project area. Important issues include: co-operating in the international curricular working group; designing the interdisciplinary, project-oriented curriculum on ‘Information as a Social Resource;’ building up the faculty and selecting the students from all over the world; preparing the setting for forming the ifu community at the University of Hamburg. The work reported here was an effort of worldwide cooperation in co-constructing knowledge, networking and community development supported by information technologies and thus exemplifies the concerns of this study program.


Project Area Study Program Social Resource Project Group Home Group 
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  • Christiane Floyd
  • Silvie Klein-Franke

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