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Welcome to ACS-Research, a trailblazing force on the global stage. As pioneers, we've not only achieved the first-ever solution to interpersonal friction and misunderstandings but have also revolutionized the landscape of applied research, learning programs, and collaborative experiments. Our expertise extends beyond traditional boundaries, crafting inclusive frameworks tailored for both societies and businesses, addressing challenges such as prejudice and biases.

At ACS-Research, our mission is clear: to forge new, interdisciplinary structures that champion societal coexistence and contribute significantly to business success. We don't merely theorize; we implement transformative solutions that resonate globally. Our commitment goes beyond the conventional, propelling us into the forefront of diversity, innovation, and success on a grand scale. ACS-Research stands as a dynamic hub, actively pioneering positive change for organizations worldwide.

IMAGINE a world where it's ok to be ourselves. Where people around us expect us to be ourselves. 

IMAGINE a world where racism, discrimination and prejudice is simply boring. A place where being kind and curious is normal.  

WE BELIEVE mis-understandings are actually opportunities for building trust. By reactivating peoples' innate qualities as social, supportive and caring creatures; our fears, pains and frustrations are replaced with openness, kindness and friendship.

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Learning Matrix - Simple, Powerful, Sustainable

Since 2009, 258 interactive groups totaling 7562 people from 122 countries, 65 Academic fields, and 123 professions created a simple, powerful and sustainable learning formula.

Project-Based Learning System

9 Levels + 6 Layers

60% Individual / 40% Group


A call that must be

Our mission is to promote diversity, inclusion, and sustainable transformation within our organization and beyond. Through our commitment to values such as inclusion, diversity, equality, and climate protection, we aim to create a workplace culture that fosters authentic collaboration, innovation, and success. We strive to equip our employees with the skills and knowledge needed to recognize and address personal discriminatory behaviors, and to replace prejudice with accurate and responsible understanding. By organizing events and initiatives that promote intercultural competence, critical thinking, and education on discrimination, we seek to create a brighter future for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We are committed to continuously developing and updating our programs and initiatives to ensure that we remain at the forefront of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

About the founder

Collaboration Architect

Philo Holland, born in San Francisco, studied International Economics and Computer Science at the University of Utah and completed an MBA at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.


His career began at Apple Corporation Korea as export manager and multimedia developer. He spun-off an IT-Consulting company, which he sold. Philo spent 8 years at T-Systems International managing projects in 33 countries.


In 2009, Philo founded ACS-Research and has been co-developing the ACS learning algorithm ever since. He is also Vice President of the University's Sports Association.



ACS-Research Human Collaboration Experiential Labs

ACS-Research is a forward-thinking, fast paced startup company looking for undergraduate students in the Mainfranken, Würzburg area to hire as interns in a variety of positions. Our labs are working on exciting new developments and offer a solid education to interns of all levels, so please apply regardless of your year and experience level.


This is a very good opportunity for young students and we look forward to working with interns as they grow their skills.

Communications Intern Responsibilities

  • Contribute to website redesign project in various ways

  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks

  • Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and more

  • Website and social media optimization

  • Keyword analysis

  • Cost/benefit analysis

Lab Intern Responsibilities

  • Recruit test subjects

  • Gather data through interviews and/or field observation

  • Conduct experiments

  • Set up experimental facilities

  • Scheduling

  • Lab duties

  • Research

Software Engineering / Computer Science Intern Responsibilities

  • Documentation and testing new software applications

  • Assessment of new application ideas

  • Research competitor offerings

  • Develop applications (coding, programming)

  • ChatGPT Prompt Engineering

  • Interview beta testers

Marketing / Sales / Advertising Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of training materials

  • Perform analysis of marketing and sales data

  • Prepare presentations

  • Enter contact information into contact management systems

  • Provide support to social media efforts on Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube

Finance / Accounting Intern Responsibilities

  • Update Business and Finance Plans

  • Manage the monthly tracking of our physical inventory

Public Relations Intern Responsibilities

  • Monitor all forms of media

  • Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances and other special events

  • Write press releases and other materials

  • Screen phone calls

  • Assist with mailings

  • Create interview preparation materials

  • Compile contact lists

  • Search for press clippings

  • Create and update databases

  • Greet guests and clients


Students applying for an internship should be Marketing, Psychology, Business, Communications, Sociology, Mathematics, Journalism, Public Relations, Computer Sciences or Language majors.

Interest in developing excellent research and presentation skills, knowledge of statistics, and experience with respective business functions will also be considered when reviewing applications.

Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus, and will be considered when choosing the best applicants for these internship positions.



Marketing, Psychology, Business, Communications, Sociology, Geography, Mathematics, Journalism, Public Relations, Computer Sciences or Language

What Students are Saying

"Taking into account the type of tasks and empowerment I was given to complete them, my internship at ACS-Research was a very rewarding experience. Philo gave me the tools and I had the opportunity to make the decisions. This helped me grow both academically and personally. A big highlight was advising a group of 40 people from 25 different countries. This gave me the chance to interact with experienced professionals from multiple departments. I highly recommend the ACS-Research Internship Program to students - it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget."


Luis Sepúlveda, International Business Student, Argentina  

"My internship was great. I raised my communication, organizational and professional skills. As an advisor for an international student project, I took part in different stages of planning and organizing the project. It was an amazing experience that enriched my  knowledge, broadened my outlook, inspired and motivated me. It was something I could have never learned from books and that’s why it was so unique."


Evgenia Niskoroda, Media Management, Ukraine

“My internship at ACS-Research gave me the chance to work with many people from all over the world with diverse knowledge and skills. This greatly improved my teamwork abilities. I learned valuable insights about strategic planning, data analysis and integration management methods. Philo was an amazing mentor. He helped me better understand the meaning of time and taking steps to comprehend what other people are saying. I greatly recommend to students interested in improving themselves to apply for an internship at ACS.”


Rita Kwartemaa, Business Management, Ghana

“My ACS-Research internship was a great opportunity because it allowed me to develop in a multiple ways. First, the work with students within an intercultural team gave me the chance to see different ways of thinking and working; and how to get project teams going. Second, the project work which included conception, planning and technical equipment was a great challenge. It was inspiring to discuss the developed concepts with the team and then to get the team involved. Dealing with communication concepts in an international project team is an opportunity everyone should take. Even if you are interested in only one of these topics is reason enough. The combination made an phenomenal internship.“


Dietbert Hahn, Political and Social Sciences, Germany

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