University of Liechtenstein


The University of Liechtenstein is an internationally recognised university, top-rated owing to its close connection between study and practice. The university is a foundation under public law, which allows it to fulfil its performance mandate autonomously and flexibly (Law on the University of Liechtenstein of the 25th November 2004).

The university’s education and transfer offerings are geared to societal needs and business demands. Their key contents (i.e., Architecture and Planning, Business Economics) are disseminated in graduate and undergraduate study programmes as well as in continuing education, research and development, and technology and knowledge transfer. Approximately 900 students are registered in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree programmes, in the Executive Master’s and post-graduate programmes, as well as university courses of study either full-time or in a continuing education capacity. These educational offerings are interdisciplinary and aligned with international decision-making and responsibility expertise.

The Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein is one of the leading research institutes on Business Process Management (BPM). It further has a proven track record of successful projects of innovating and integrating learning processes through digital technologies. Head of the consortium is Prof, Dr. Jan vom Brocke.

Expertise & People

JanVomBrockeProf. Dr. Jan vom Brocke is head of the BPM group in Liechtenstein. He is Professor of Information Systems, the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems, Foander and Co-Director of the International Master Program in IT and Business Process Management, Director of the PhD Program in Information and Process Management, and Vice President Research and Innovation at the University of Liechtenstein. Jan has conducted over 300 studies in the area of IT and BPM, published in renowned outlets, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), and the Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ). He has authored and edited over 25 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process ManagementBPM: Driving Innovation in a Digital World and Green BPM: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Jan is an invited speaker and trusted advisor on BPM serving many organizations around the world. See Jan`s website for more information.

BerndSchenkDr. Bernd Schenk is senior lecturer for Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a MSc from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His core research interests are Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP systems), Serviceoriented Architectures (SOA), and Business Process Management (BPM). Bernd has worked as a consultant for different companies in the area of ERP systems and E-commerce. Furthermore, he has taught at different universities, including the University of Barcelona, Spain and the Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He served as global edition reviewer for the textbook “Management Information Systems” (Laudon/Laudon).

Theresa SchmiedelDr. Theresa Schmiedel is Assistant Professor at the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management at the University of Liechtenstein. She holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Liechtenstein and a Diploma in economics from University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, which she conducted partially at York University, Toronto, Canada. She worked as a Research Assistant at the Department for Sociology and Empirical Social Research, University of Hohenheim, and the Centre for Cultural and General Studies, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany. Her research focuses on the social phenomena in IS research. Her work has been published in Information & Management, Business Process Management Journal, academic books and conferences. She is co-editor of the book “BPM – Driving Innovation in a Digital World”.

StefanSeidelProf. Dr. Stefan Seidel is Associate Professor at the Institute of Information Systems. Stefan Seidel’s main research interest is in how information systems (IS) can contribute to better organizational practice and, ultimately, improved social welfare. To this end, most of his current research is in the areas of IS-enabled organizational and societal transformation, organizational creativity and innovation, green IS, and BPM. Stefan Seidel has taught BPM at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is an invited speaker at BPM conferences and seminars. His scientific work has appeared in prime journals including MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Information Technology, and the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, amongst others. Stefan Seidel is co-editor of two books on BPM published by Springer. Besides, he has worked as a BPM consultant in different projects.