Guided by scientific principles

As a spin-off of Ruhr University Bochum, our company’s roots are in assessment methodology and evaluation. All our work is guided by the scientific principles of aptitude diagnostics, test construction and explicit decision models. We design our tests and tools according to the principles of psychological science and continuously optimize them. We carry out validation studies on a project basis and evaluate them using innovative methods. For instance, we use SOMC (Simultaneous Optimization of Multiple Cutoffs) for the statistically based derivation of job profiles and of the relevant decision rules.

Taking our clients’ needs as the starting point, we seek to develop new tools, both in test construction, for instance by developing innovative item formats, and by developing special interview methods for face-to-face assessments.

We publish our findings in specialized journals and books on a regular basis. You can browse our publications to get an insight into our work. Read more about current trends in university education and the research questions currently at the focus of our attention.

Providing academic guidance

Academic guidance is more essential today than ever before, and we make an important contribution. Our guidance services provide orientation among the multitude of degree programmes. In particular, they aim to make decisions about what programme, career or university to choose easier by means of structured questions and assessments of potential. Further information can be found here.

In touch with universities

We offer continuous opportunities for students to find out more about our work in the course of an internship at our offices in Bochum and Berlin. We also contribute by giving guest lectures intended for students. And of course we also supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses with a focus on empirical research. If you are interested, feel free to contact us.

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