Prof. Dr. Jonas Schild


Jonas Schild is Professor for Creating Impact at the TH Köln, Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Engineering, Institute for Media and Phototechnology and heads the cross-faculty study program Code & Context. The focus of his work is the development of digital innovations in interaction with entrepreneurial and societal progress in terms of an ecologically, socially and globally connected world. In his interdisciplinary research group Interactive Reality Experiences, he combines computer science, media design and cognitive psychology at the locations Cologne-Mülheim and Hannover (at the HS Hannover). As head of several interdisciplinary BMBF project consortia (ViTAWiN, EPICSAVE), he advances immersive training media (VR/AR, User Experience) in vocational education. In 2017, EPICSAVE was awarded as "Excellent Place 2017" in the federal competition "Land of Ideas". Previously, he conducted research for the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, was a product manager for computer games and ran a VR startup. Schild studied Media Systems at Bauhaus University Weimar until 2006 and earned his engineering doctorate in computer science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014. From 2017 to 2021, he worked at the HS Hannover, Faculty IV Business and Computer Science as Professor of Media Design Computing.