Learning Across Frontiers

About Me

I’m a researcher, lecturer and advisor in the field of digital global learning, collaboration and knowledge management. My work focuses on the following  areas:

  • Mobile learning & educational use of social media and instant messaging
  • Artificial intelligence in education & smart tutoring bots
  • Digital literacy, digital professionalism and fake news resilience
  • Work-related digital learning and knowledge management
  • E-learning and training in global and public health
  • E-education in low income settings
  • Digital and blended learning in higher education

Background and Approaches

Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation projects

I’ve earned my PhD from the University of Zürich and I’ve acted as a visiting scholar at the UCL Institute of Education in London and at the Columbia University in the City of New York. Currently I work at the Institute for Information Systems, School of Business,  University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

In my innovation and research projects I bridge a range of educational, geographical, and disciplinary frontiers.  Understanding and implementing digital media in knowledge and learning organisations requires the integration of different domains, such as psychology, pedagogy, sociology and organisation science. My transdisciplinary projects, in which I usually collaborate with academic and practice partners, have taken me to countries and areas including Malawi, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, the United States of America, Central America, and Nepal.


My research has been accepted in leading journals in the fields of Human–Computer interaction, Education and Educational Research, Health Care Sciences & Services, and Medical Informatics. I’m a frequent speaker at academic as well as practitioner conferences and I feel specifically honoured having been invited to contribute to United Nation-based summits, policy development and multi-stakeholder initiatives.

You can follow me and my work also on Researchgate, Twitter,  and Linkedin

Impressum:  Christoph Pimmer, Bern, Switzerland

Contact: firstname@familyname.info

Innovation & research projects

Talks & Keynotes