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Paderborn University in February 2023 Show image information

Paderborn University in February 2023

Photo: Paderborn University, Hannah Brauckhoff

Dr. Harald Selke

Dr. Harald Selke

Study Office Computer Science

Head - Research Associate - Student Service

+49 5251 60-6413
Office hours:

Thursday, 10am to 11am

Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn

Contextual Informatics (until 2019) / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Research Associate - Teaching, Research in Contextual Informatics

+49 5251 60-6413
Office hours:

by appointment

Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn
Main Interests
  • Contextual Informatics
  • Theories of Computer Science
  • Computers and Society
  • Support of Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
  • Development of Co-active Systems
  • Support of Knowledge Work

The following courses are offered regularly – all are in German language:

  • Contextual Informatics (Master Program Computer Science)
  • Society and Information Technologies (Bachelor Program Computer Engineering)
  • Introduction to Computer Science for the Humanities (Bachelor Program Media Science)
Study Service Computer Science
  • Advising students and lecturers as well as prospective students on all questions, irritations and problems concerning our degree programs
  • Proactive assistance, for example, through peer mentoring for students, information events on topics ranging from studying abroad to the use of the module handbook tool by lecturers
  • Support of the examination board in questions of recognition, admission of students, etc.
  • Regulation of matters relating to examination regulations, for example by maintaining the module handbook, coordination with the central examination office, revision of amendment regulations, reaccreditations
  • Planning and controlling by collecting and evaluating relevant key figures and feedback from students
  • Acquiring new students by providing information and supporting the institute's public relations work.
Dr. Harald Selke
10/2019 - today

Lecturer at the Department for Computer Science, Paderborn Universiity

Lectures in contextual informatics, computer science courses for students from other subjects

10/2019 - today

Management of the Student Service Computer Science

Advice and support for students and lecturers as well as coordination with other institutions in all matters relating to the study of computer science.

01/2010 - today

Managing Director coactum GmbH (part-time)

Development of software solutions for cooperative learning and work, IT services and IT consulting

12/1992 - 09/2019

Research Assistant in the Research Group Computers and Society / Contextual Informatics

Research focus: teaching and learning with digital media


Ph.D. in Computer Science

Thesis on "Secondary Media Functions for Developing Learning Platforms for Universities" in the research group "Contextual Informatics", Reinhard Keil

08/1994 - 07/2003

Managing Director of Tapirsoft Gisbert & Harald Selke GbR (part-time)

Consulting and user training of web-based cooperation platforms, translation of books and technical documentation


First Level State Examination for Teaching

For teaching mathematics and computer science at secondary schools


University Diploma in Mathematics

Thesis on the explicit construction of expander graphs in the research group "Algorithms and Complexity", Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide

10/1985 - 11/1992

Student of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Paderborn

Study focus on distributed and parallel algorithms; additional studies in pedagogics, philosophy and English

The University for the Information Society