HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

HTW_logoThe HTW is an university of applied sciences that offers a wide range of study programs: engineering, computer science, economics, renewable energy systems technology, and design. One important topic is research on human resources and corporate culture. A number of research project focus on entrepreneurial start-ups and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, European and national labour market policies, or effects of globalization. In this context the HTW addresses a whole range of information technology (elearning, e-commerce and e-government) and virtual social networking.

Prof. Dr. Gernold Frank

image001Head of the Project: Prof. Dr. rer. Pol. Gernold P. Frank, Professor for Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the Dept. of Economics, HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences. Gernold Frank is Director of the Master Program Labor- and Human Resource-Management and co-founder of eLCC (eLearningCompetenceCenter). He has gained his international experiences as a guest-Professor at BFU University, Bejing, as a visiting professor at Triple-i Institute, Taipeh/Taiwan, and at Goizueta Business School/Emory University, Atlanta/GA, USA. He possesses comprehensive knowledge in the fields of HR-Strategies and HR-development in SME but also big companies such as Dresdner Bank. He is co-founder and board member in projects, results of which can be used for the IBenC. Examples: ABWF, a research activity for further education and training (Technical University of Aachen/D), National Expert Group for `Learning-Working-Competence-Innovation´ (International Monitoring Project-RWTH Aachen/D), Corporate TV Association – CTVA, Munich/D, with responsibilities for Evaluation and HRM. At present he is leader of a project for Allianz SE, Munich/D in the field of `Strategic Workforce Planning´ and as leader and co-leader of two projects addressing the marketing of staff in home care agencies in Germany (


phone: +49-30-5019-2433 5019-48-2433


Postal adress: HTW Berlin, Treskowallee 8, D-10318 Berlin | Campus Treskowallee | Verwaltungsgebäude, Raum 737

Prof. Dr. Vjenka Garms-Homolová, PhD

HTW_V_Garms-Homolovaspokesperson: Vjenka Garms-Homolová is psychologist, sociologist, and public health researcher. She works as senior research expert at the HTW Berlin, is Honorary Professor of Health Service Research at the TU Berlin, and professor emeritus of Health Care Management at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences. Her present research focuses on long-term care for persons with multiple diseases and disabilities, and on quality of care. Measurement of the clinical status of long-term care clients belongs to her research domains as well. In this context, she just completed a study on sleep disorders among residents of nursing homes, and is investigating obesity as well as the end of life in nursing facilities. Presently, she is responsible for two projects dealing with the organization of home care in the long-living society ( and Since 1996, she is an interRAI fellow ( She contributed and contributes to different collaborative projects of the WHO and EC, e. g. to Eleven Countries Study, the Age Care Research Europe, the AdHOC-study, and recently to the EURHOMAP-study ( Her work is documented in about 300 scientific and popular German and international publications.


phone: +49-30-50192518 or 8027634

Fax: +49-30-80904027,  50192319

Office: Hönower Str. 38/II.Etage/202, D-10318 Berlin

Ground mail: Treskowallee 8, D-10318 Berlin

Anke Engel


administrative consultant: Anke Engel graduated in Geography. She is a consultant for research management and licensing, official responsible for EU-granted research at the HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, Co-Operation Centre for Applied Sciences (






Phone: +49(0)30-5019-2316

Fax: +49 (0)30-5019-2545

Ground mail: Treskowallee 8, D-10318 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Engel

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Engel, consultant on relations to research field: Kathrin Engel is doctor of Public health and is appointed as honorary professor for health care at the Protestant College in Dresden. She works as manager of services for the aged population at a large protestant welfare organization, the Diakonie Stadtmission Dresden e. V.

Philipp Peusch


research associate: Philipp Peusch graduated with a degree in business administration from the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2006. Since then, he has been free-lancing as an independent management consultant and project developer, concerned specifically with projects in the field of assisted living, multi-generational housing, kindergartens, the health sector, and the energy industry with a focus on photovoltaics. Philipp Peusch also works as a consultant for entrepreneurs and focuses on business plan development. He is an appointed member of the board of the “Grünes Haus für Hellersdorf e. V.” and is involved in the “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e. V.”. Since June 2012, Philipp Peusch is a research associate in the research project PflegeLanG, and from October 2012 in the research project ZukunftPflege. Both of them are IFAF funded projects, and are carried out in collaboration of two Universities, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin (ASH) and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW). The two projects deal with the prospects of home care services in the long-living society ( and



Phone:  +49-30-5019-3373

Fax:  +49-30-5019-2319

Office:  Project IBenC, Hönower Straße 34 / II. floor / room 206, D-10318 Berlin

Ground mail:  HTW Berlin, post office box project IBenC, Treskowallee 8, D-10318 Berlin