Professor  Klaus Tochtermann

Tochtermann Director e
T: +49-431-8814-333
T: +49-40-42834-351
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel


  • Director
  • Head of Department: Media Informatics

Current areas of work

  • Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer
  • Web 2.0
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Science 2.0

Professional background

  • 1985-1991
    Diploma in Computer Science, Universities of Kiel and Dortmund
  • Doctorate in Computer Science, University of Dortmund
  • 1996
    Postdoc, Texas A&M University, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, USA
  • 1997-2000
    Head of Department, Research Institute for Applied Processing, Ulm
  • 2001-2010
    Managing Director, Austria's Competence Centre for Knowledge Management, Know-Centre Graz
  • 2002
    Habilitation (2nd doctorate degree) in "Applied Information Processing and Communication", Graz University of Technology
  • 2004-2010
    University Professor in Computer Science at Graz University of Technology
  • Since 2010
    Director of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and University Professor for Media Informatics at the University of Kiel

Fellowships / professional affiliations (selection)

  • Visiting Professor for Digital Infrastructures at the University of St. Gallen
  • Member of the High-Level Expert Group "European Open Science Cloud" of the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Member of the ITA-Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, subject area: "Participation in Research and Innovation"
  • Member of the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures
  • Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the initiative "Top Citizen Science" of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Know-Center - Graz (Austria)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems, MIMOS (IT-Research Institute, Malaysia)
  • Visiting Professor at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
  • Steering Board GOPORTIS - Leibniz Library Network for Research Information
  • Member of the Advisory Board "Information and Library" of the Goethe-Institut