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Professor Giselher Pankratz Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences

Main areas of teaching

  • IT and IT management
  • Process management
  • Payments and payment systems


  • G1-2c  SAP – introducing exercises
  • A1-1b Introduction to IT and project management
  • A3-1a Cashless payment instruments
  • V1-1 Bank management (business game)
  • W3 Case studies on payment transactions
  • W6 Process and project management

Curriculum vitae

  • Trained as a bank clerk
  • Studied economics, specialising in business informatics, at the University of Siegen
  • Research assistant in the Business Informatics Department, Professor Hermann Gehring, FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Awarded PhD by the FernUniversität in Hagen (Stinnes Logistics Award 2003)
  • Project coordinator for various practical research projects, including a joint project introducing industry sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • Lecturer for various Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes (Hagen Institute for Management Studies, Danube University Krems)
  • Peer reviewer  for various international academic journals

Research interests

  • Combinatorial auctions
  • Heuristic approaches to solving decision-making problems in business
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Process and quality management
  • Patterns in requirements and systems analysis
  • Technological aspects of Cyber launderingComputational complexity and scalability of Distributed Ledger Technologies