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Photo: Paderborn University

Dr. Harald Selke

Dr. Harald Selke

Department of Computer Science

Research Assistant - Student Advisory

+49 5251 60-6413
Office hours:

Thursday, 10am to 11am

Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn

Contextual Informatics / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Research Assistant - 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)
Dr. Harald Selke
10/2019 - today

Lecturer at the Department for Computer Science, Paderborn Universiity

Lectures and academic adivising

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