Research Seminar Obergurgl 2017

In winter term 2016/2017 the Department of Supply Chain Management and Production offers the opportunity to participate in the 9th research seminar at Universitätszentrum der Universität Innsbruck, Obergurgl. Hauptseminar Supply Chain Management and Production can be credited by participating the research seminar. Guest-presenter Dr. Thomas I. Maindl will give a speech on current practical topics regarding optimization. Also, researchers and students will present their work:


As host of the research seminar:




Universitätszentrum Obergurgl is located 1940 metres above sea level and is close to the centre of the town. The constrcution of Universitätszentrum was finished in 1939 and it has been renovated since then. It used to be a custom house. Comfortable guest roomsdelicious catering (a diverse offer of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes), a lounge, and modern presentation rooms are offered by Universitätszentrum.

Of course, the daily schedule takes into account time to ski. The mixture of presentations and discussions will be timed so that there will be sufficient time to enjoy the panorama of the Alps and to ski. Universitätszentrum is optimal located  close to the piste, only a few metres away from two central ski lifts.

Every student that has participated so far is enthusastic about the research seminar. Some of them described the seminar as the "highlight" of their studies. The seminar was an exiting experience due to the outstanding atmosphere at Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, the breathtaking panorama of the Alps, and the opportunity to become more familiar with the participants of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Production.


Students of the University of Cologne can apply for the research seminar via KLIPS. Please note, the maxium capacity for participants is restricted to 10 people.

All basic information is summed up in the following table:


Neue Entwicklungen im Operations Management (official description)

allocation of topics

October, 18th 2016 (list of topics)

submission deadline

December, 2nd 2016, 12.00 p.m.

seminar session

March, 5th – March, 11th 2017


Universitätszentrum, Obergurgl (Österreich)


around 450 € (room, half-board)
additional cost: individual arrivel and departure, ski pass and equipment if necessary




assignment, presentation, and participation during the sessions

prerequisite (recommendation)

The content of the course Production and Logistics is presumed. Furthermore, students should have participated in one of the following courses: SCMP I III, Analysis of Production and Logistics Systems, Software Systems for SCM and Production.

number of participants


person of contact

Julia Mindlina

further information