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Jan Recker Receives AIS Fellow Award

Prof. Dr. Jan Recker receives the award for outstanding perfomances in the field of "Information Systems"


Jan Recker is Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne’s WiSo-Faculty, and Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School as well as Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow.

His research focuses on Digital Innovations, Systems Analysis & Design and the role of IT in Sustainability Challenges. Being a field researcher, he has worked with a large number of organizations in a variety of sectors, including Woolworths, SAP, Hilti, Commonwealth Bank, Federal Police, federal and state governments, technology startups and others. Jan has written over 200 journal articles, conference papers and books. His research has appeared in leading information systems, management, software engineering, project management, computer science, and sociology journals. He has also written popular textbooks on scientific research and data analysis in information systems, which are used by over 500 institutions across 60 countries for research training.

Recker has held various service roles. Amongst others, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, one of two flagship journals of the AIS, and has served in that position since 2015.

The AIS Fellow Award was established in 1999 by the AIS Council and the ICIS Executive Committee. The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. A Fellow has also made significant global contributions to the information systems discipline as well as outstanding local contributions in the context of their country and region. More information about the AIS Fellow Award is available at

We congratulate Jan Recker on this extraordinary award and are proud to be able to offer him as a faculty member in the field of “Information Systems”.