IMMAA: Castulus Kolo takes over presidency of international scientific association

Prof. Dr. Dr. Castulus Kolo is elected President of the International Media Management Academic Association. His election took place during the IMMAA Annual Meeting, which was hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar (Doha) from October 4th-6th, 2019. Kolo succeeds Prof. Dr. Paulo Faustino (Porto University), who served as Chairman of the IMMAA Board from 2014 to the end.

From simple conference participant to board member to president: Prof. Dr. Dr. Castulus Kolo continues his commitment to the IMMAA "International Media Management Academic Association".

Discourse platform: IMMAA links media industry and academia

Since its inception in 2004, the IMMAA Board has grown to include ten scientists from renowned universities across virtually every continent, including Korea University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, University of Navarre, Columbia University, Sao Paulo State University, and others. IMMAA is a global association of scientists working on current challenges of media management in research and teaching. The very international community that comes together at the IMMAA conferences promotes an understanding of the differences between countries and cultures characterizing national media markets and shaping relationships between them. Past conferences have taken place in Chicago, San Francisco, Saarbrücken, New York, Lisbon, Pamplona, Moscow, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Stuttgart.

Profiling the IMMAA in the context of scientific associations

Kolo intends to continue the successful and prudent work of his predecessors by continuing to raise the profile of the IMMAA in the context of the various scientific associations in the field of media and digital technologies. He is particularly interested in contacts with the business community and, in this context, in university teaching that meets the needs of traditional media industries and completely new digital players. Kolo sees the workshop character of the IMMAA conferences as particularly suitable for understanding the future at eye level with media managers and international university representatives. Of course, this will also shape and advance his tasks at his own university, Macromedia.