Ulf is a learning innovation expert and has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011. From 2011-2016 he held the position of Vicepresident at the same university and has been responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs. He held positions as Associate Professor of University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning of University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA).
Ulf is a featured keynote-speaker and speaker to audiences in more than 45 countries and is author of more than 150 scholarly articles with over 3000 academic citations. Ulf is an educational scientist and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded a Habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his research he established a groundbreaking model for quality from the learner’s perspective and an internationally awarded quality culture model for educational organisations. He has created many international, European and national projects on education quality, ICT and learning in all education sectors and almost all continents. Ulf is founding member and past President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (2011-2014), has been President of the Society for Media in Science as well as serving on advisory boards to several professional associations in the field.
Ulf is an internationally recognized researcher and innovator in the area of E-Learning. He has extensive experience in helping individuals achieving superior learning performances and has run lighthouse initiatives in the field of e-learning and knowledge management as well as e-business, including knowledge-technology consulting for small and medium sized enterprises. Ulf has developed the Learners’ Quality Model for e-learning, which is a basis for learner centered quality development in e-learning. He is working as advisor to governments and non-governmental organisations in the field of learning and development cooperation and is member of several advisory boards and editorial committees. Ulf is the author/ publisher of several books on quality and organisational innovation and culture and more than 130 articles and book chapters, has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences, and is member of several professional associations for e-learning and education.