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Safa'a AbuJarour

Former Doctoral Researcher

As a motivated researcher in the area of Social Networks and IT Usage and Socialization, Safa’a AbuJarour has started her PhD studies with Prof. Hanna Krasnova at the chair of Business and Public Sector Information at the University of Potsdam since January 2016, and has started her role as a Research Associate at the same chair since March 2016.  Before moving to the University of Potsdam, Safa’a has spent two year, 2014-2016, as a Research Associate at the ESCP Europe Business School in Berlin in the context of the EU Project: Open Educational Ideas and Innovation Together with the international project team, she dealt with new practices, services and learning technologies for Open Education. Safa’a AbuJarour obtained her Master’s degree from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2012.

In the context of her Master's Thesis about “Investigating the Usage of Facebook by Arab People”, she investigated the use of Facebook by Arab people and compared the results with the results of prior similar studies done for Germany and USA by her supervisors: Prof. Oliver Günther and Dr. Hanna Krasnova. Safa’a journey started at the Arab American University in Jenin – Palestine, where she received her B.Sc. in the major of Management Information Systems in 2005. During her Master’s studies, she enriched her professional experience, where she worked as a Support Engineer at Meltwater News and as a Research Lab Manager at the ESMT - European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. In her latter role, she was responsible, in the period 2010-2012, for managing the activities in the research lab, where they run studies focusing on the areas of leadership, social responsibility, European competitiveness, and technology management.


Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Doctoral Researcher:

Research Group "Digital Integration"

Fields of research

  • Digital Integration
  • Social Media
  • Open Education



AbuJarour, S. and Krasnova, H. (2017). “Understanding the Role of ICTs in Promoting Social Inclusion: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Germany.” European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal.

AbuJarour, S., Krasnova, H., Díaz Andrade, A., Olbrich, S., Tan, C.-W., Urquhart, C., Wiesche, M. (2017) “Empowering Refugees with Technology: Best Practices and Research Agenda.” Panel Proposal. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017). Guimarães, Portugal.

AbuJarour, S., Krasnova, H., Wenninger, H., Fedorowicz, J., Tan, C.-W., Urquhart, C., and Venkatesh, V. (2016). “Leveraging Technology for Refugee Integration: How Can We Help?” Panel Proposal. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland.

AbuJarour, S., Pirkkalainen, H., Pawlowski, J., Bick, M., Bagucanskyte, M., Frankenberg, A., Hudak, R., Makropoulos, C., Pappa, D., Pitsilis, V., Tannhauser, A., Trepule, E., Vidalis, A. and Volungeviciene, A. (2015). “Design Principles for Collaboration Platforms for Open Education.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 349-359. DOI: 10.5220/0005451003490359

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