Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Department of Information
Finkenau 35
22081 Hamburg
Room 268

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Ulrike Spree


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Spree is a Professor for knowledge organization, information and user experience at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She is chairwoman of the examinationboard and internship comissioner.

Ulrike Spree was a lecturer for German language and regional studies until 1990 at the University of Salford (UK). In 1995 she recieved her Ph.D. in history from the University of Bielefeld.

After having worked as media documentalist and archivist for a German public broadcaster (NDR) until 1999 she became professor  for “Information services and transfer in media documentation” at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Ulrike Spree is also active in many different associations, including ISKO German Chapter, and she is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Aslib Journal of Information Management. From the Online Information Review she recieved the Award “Outstanding Reviewer for Emerald Online Information Review” in 2015.

Recent publications

Lewandowski, D.; Sünkler, S.; Schultheiß, S.; Häußler, H.; Spree, U.; Behnert, C. (2021): The Search Studies Group at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Datenbank Spektrum.

Kissel, M., & Spree, U. (2020). Rollenwechsel oder Sharing is Happiness: User Experience Evaluierung trifft Partizipative Softwareentwicklung - Bericht über einen Train-the-Trainer-Workshop in Addis Abeba. API Magazin, 1(2).

Spree, U. (2019). User Experience und Informationswissenschaft in Deutschland: Anwendungsfall, Teilgebiet, Nachbardisziplin? In: Zukunft der Informationswissenschaft. Bredemeier, W. (Hrsg.), Simon Verlag für Bibliothekswesen, S. 316-358.

See the full list of publications.


  1. 1999

    Professor for “Information services and transfer in media documentation”

    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  2. 1995

    Ph.D. in History

    University of Bielefeld
  3. 1990

    University of Salford (UK)

Professional Experience

  1. until 1999
    Media documentalist and archivist for a German public broadcaster
    NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Award Prizes

  • 2015
    “Outstanding Reviewer for Emerald Online Information Review”
    Online Information Review