Kurt Sandkuhl, born 1963 in Germany, is full Professor of “Business Information Systems” at University of Rostock (Germany) and has an adjunct position as Professor of “Information Engineering” at School of Engineering, Jönköping University. He received a diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in computer science from the Berlin University of Technology in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Furthermore, he received the Swedish degree as “Docent” (postdoctoral lecturing qualification) from Linköping University, Institute of Technology, in 2005.
1988 – 1994, Sandkuhl was associated with the Computer Science Faculty of Berlin University of Technology, Germany. As a scientific employee, he was engaged in education n the field of Business Information Systems and in managing R&D projects. In 1993 he received the innovation award “Dr.-Ing.-Rudolf-Hell-Innovationspreis” from Linotype-Hell, Germany. 1994 – 2002, Sandkuhl was associated with Fraunhofer-Institute for Software Engineering and Systems Engineering ISST, Berlin and Dortmund, Germany. 1996, he became head of the department Internet/Intranet-Technology. From 2001, Sandkuhl was head of the Berlin Branch of Fraunhofer ISST. His work area included the management of a research institute with more than 100 scientists, strategic acquisition of contract research from industry and public authorities, and supervision of scientific work in 5 departments.
In 2002, Sandkuhl joined School of Engineering at Jönköping University and is responsible for the research group in Information Engineering. From 2003-2010, Sandkuhl was head of Fraunhofer ISST’s project group in information engineering, which was located at Jönköping University. In 2010, Sandkuhl was appointed professor of business information systems at the University of Rostock (Germany).
Sandkuhl’s current research interests include the fields of information logistics, enterprise modeling, ontology engineering, and model-based software engineering. He has published three books in the field of electronic publishing and more than 150 papers in information logistics, enterprise knowledge management, CSCW, information services, and software architectures.