Research interests

Structural, organizational and individual drivers of (entertainment-)media production and advertising

Curriculum vitae


2009 Degree Doctor of Philosophy University of Zurich
2004 - 2009 Doctoral candidate at the IPMZ- University of Zurich with Prof. Dr. G. Siegert
2004 Degree Magister Artium Free University Berlin
1998 - 2004 Media and Communications Studies, Film Studies and Sociology at Free University Berlin and University of Ulster at Coleraine

Academic Career

since 2008Senior Research and Teaching Associate at IPMZ - University of Zurich with Prof. Dr. G. Siegert
2004 - 2008Research and Teaching Assistant at IPMZ - University of Zurich with Prof. Dr. G. Siegert


since 2010 Member of the board of the european media management association (emma)
2010-2014 Speaker of the Media Economics division of the DGPuK
since 2009 Member of the Senate of the University of Zurich
since 2007 Member of the SACMR Task force PhD program
2008 - 2009 Co-Leader of a media economics peer group supported by the University of Zurich
2007 - 2010 Co-leader of MedienökonomieJR
2004 - 2009 Member of the Teaching and Learning Committe of the University of Zurich
2004 - 2006 Vice President of Vereinigung Mittelbau der Universität Zürich VAUZ



International Association for Media and Communication Research

European Media Management Association

European Communication Research and Education Association

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Netzwerk für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs

Netzwerk Medienstrukturen


Since 2004 Bjørn von Rimscha has taught more than thirty courses at the Universities of Zurich, Fribourg, Navarra, Lucerne and Berne. His teaching experience ranges from specialized research seminars with only three students to introductory lectures with 450 students.

A list with his current courses can be found in the course catalogue.