Team Berlin Career College

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Oec. Thomas Schildhauer
Executive director
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Oec. Thomas Schildhauer
Executive director

Research Fields

Digital Business Innovation
Internet Enabled Innovation
Digital Marketing / Social Media
Social Collaboration / Enterprise 2.0
Crowdsourcing / Open Innovation


since 2012 Founder and Research Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Lab at Alexander von
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
since 2012 Scientific director at iDeers Consulting GmbH, Berlin (Joint Venture of IEB and Hirschen Group)
since 2011 Executive director at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Research
since 1999 Founder and director of the Institute of Electronic Business e.V. (Research Institution)
1990 - 1996 Managing director at Lufthansa Information Technology and Software GmbH (IT Development)
1986 - 1990 Chief marketing officer, later managing director at ACTIS GmbH Berlin, now: ATOS Origin (IT)
1984 - 1986 Director for software development and dealer support at Bertelsmann AG (Software

Academic Career

since 2007 Executive director at Berlin Career College at the Central Institute for Postgraduate Studies and
further education at the University of Arts, Berlin
since 2002 Professor at the University of Arts, Berlin
(2002-2006 promoted by Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft)
Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
1999 - 2002 Professor for international Marketing and Telematics, TFH Wildau (University)
1996 - 2000 Professor for business management, FH Eberswalde (University)


2001 Doktor-Ingenieur, Information and Communication Technology and Architecture at Technische
Universität Berlin (Ph. D)
1991 Doktor oeconomiae, Business Informatics / Softwaremarketing at Hochschule für Ökonomie
(Ph. D)
1978 - 1983 Diplom Informatiker at Technische Universität Berlin

Teaching Experience

Master: "Leadership in digital communication", Univeristy of Arts, Berlin
Leader of the research project "DigiMediaL", University of Arts, Berlin
Master: "Information and Management Technology", University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Master: Business Engineering, univerity of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Service and Membership

Supervisory Board TELES AG, Berlin, since 2013
Supervisory Board StoneOne AG, Berlin
Supervisory Board RBB Media GmbH, Berlin
Supervisory Board Bluechip Computer AG, Berlin
Chairman of the Board jovoto GmbH, Berlin
Member of the Jury, Digital Business Innovation Award, 2015
Chairman of the Council of Internet Sages (scientific advisory board of the IEB), Berlin, since 2013
Scientific Advisory Council "Industrie 4.0" (department computer sciences), acatech, since 2012
Chairman of the Jury, Hugo Junkers Innovationspreis 2012
Member of the Jury, eIDEE - Wettbewerb für den digitalen Handschlag since 2012
Member of the Jury, prix ars electronica, category "Digital communities" 2012
Member of the Jury, Google Mobile Agency Award 2012
Advisor of the project, Gründer-Garage 2012
Member of the Jury, Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg since 2010
Jury, BITKOM "Wettbewerb Mittelstand" E-Business 2007
Euroforum "Expertenkreis IT" since 2006
Jury, Computerwoche "Anwender des Jahres" 2006-2009
Reviewer for the digital sparks contest 2006
Chairman of the Know Tech Program Committee (BITKOM) 2005-2006
Main juror, Online Star, awarded by the German Home Office 2004+2005
Member of the network, "ICT-technology", acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften


International Corporate Media Award GOLD, category 5: Corporate Books, developed by IEB for
Klingenburg, Peter, Nebendahl, Jens (ed.): "Webolution - (Über-)Leben inder digitalen Welt",
X-Award 2010, in the context of Xinnovations, for initiating the foundation of a competence network
"Semantic technologies for knowledge workers" together with BerliNews, FU berlin, HU Berlin, innokomm, DFKI, FH Potsdam, 2010
Designprice of the conference Mensch & Computer for "Magical Mirrors - an interactive mediainstallation", Berlin, 2006






Susanne Hamelberg
Business Development
Susanne Hamelberg
Business Development

Susanne Hamelberg has worked in the field of university continuing education since 2002. Since 2008, she has been active in the fields of marketing, continuing education conceptualization, and continuing education research at the Berlin Career College/ Central Institute for Further Education.
In addition to conducting systematic research on the professional and continuing education needs of the creative industries in Berlin, she has provided guidance to musicians and actors via the teaching research project DigiMediaL, a project addressing social media marketing strategies. She was also responsible for marketing the further education programmes offered by the Berlin Career College, as well as developing a brand strategy. In 2010, Susanne Hamelberg was appointed to the position of Business Development Manager with a special focus on online teaching and internationalisation.
From 2002 to 2008, she was responsible for the conceptualization of an interactive application to optimise usability in e-learning at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. From her position within the e-learning team she designed an enrolment strategy for the entire University.
Susanne Hamelberg is a member of the Berlin/Brandenburg Speakers Committee of the German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education (DGWF), where she serves as an expert on the Higher Education Forum for Digitalisation, an initiative of the Stifterverband, the Centre for Higher Education Development, and the German Rectors’ Conference. Susanne Hamelberg earned her degree in Communication in Social and Economic Context from the Berlin University of the Arts.


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Mirko Behrens
Head of Administration
Mirko Behrens
Head of Administration

Since 2009 Mirko Behrens is Head of Administration of the Berlin Career College/Zentralinstitut für Weiterbildung at the Universität der Künste Berlin. 


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Programme Leadership in Digital Communication

Programme Sound Studies

Prof. Volker Straebel
Head of Department
Prof. Volker Straebel
Head of Department

Volker Straebel (1969) is a musicologist focusing on experimental and electro-acoustic music, sound art, intermedia, performance and concept art. Since 2015, he has been director of the Sound Studies Master program at the Berlin University of the Arts, after having served as director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Technical University Berlin. He has realized and performed electronic music and indeterminate works by John Cage and others. His publications include pieces on sound art, media-specific music, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, and Phill Niblock.


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Programme Music Therapy

Prof. Dr. Susanne Bauer
Head of Department
Prof. Dr. Susanne Bauer
Head of Department

Dr. Susanne Bauer (*18.11.1957) is professor of music therapy at the Berlin Career College of the University of the Arts in Berlin. She is psychologist, certified music therapist and family therapist. Her principle research areas are perception and non verbal expression of emotions in schizophrenia, vocal expression and meaning of voice expression in the therapeutic context and the meaning of music for people in extreme life situations. Dr. Bauer lived in Santiago de Chile for almost twenty years where she cofounded, designed and directed the postgraduate music therapy programme at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago. Since 2008, she is the director of the master programme of Music Therapy at the University of the Arts in Berlin. With her students she focuses on the meaning of music and the importance of music biographic elements within the therapeutic relationship, recognizing the relevance of cultural, spiritual and gender aspects.
In addition to her scientific and training activities, Dr. Bauer is involved in the treatment of adults in the psychiatric day hospital of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge (KEH) in Berlin, where she is developing a programme for short term music therapy which includes a receptive music modul with music biographical information.
Dr. Bauer is a visiting lecturer at the University of Barcelona. She is a member of the Deutsche Musiktherapeutische Gesellschaft (DMtG), the Asociación Chilena de Musicoterapia (AChiM) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). 

Bauer, S. (2014). Musiktherapie in Psychotherapie und Psychiatrie. In: Altenmüller, E. & Willich, S. (Hg.) Klang, Körper und Gesundheit, Augsburg: Wißner, 27-40
Bauer, S. (2013). Über die Bedeutung und den Einfluss von Musik auf Menschen in extremen Lebenssituationen am Beispiel der Sekte "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile. In: Grätzel, S. & Schlimme, J. E. (Hg.) Jahrbuch für Psychotherapie, Philosophie und Kultur, psycho-logik 8. Freiburg/München: Verlag Karl Alber,198-221
Bauer, S. (2013). Momente des Nicht Wissens. Musiktherapeutische Umschau, Band 34, 2. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 185-187
Bauer, S. (2012). Die Wahrnehmung des Stimmklangs im psychotherapeutischen Kontext. In:
Engert-Timmermann,G., Wolf, H.-G. (Hg.) Die Stimme in der Musiktherapie, Zeitpunkt Musik, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 75-99
Bauer, S. (2012). Psychologische Behandlungsmöglichkeiten für religiös traumatisierte Menschen am Beispiel der Sekte Colonia Dignidad. In: Utsch, M. (Hg.). Pathologische Religiösität. Genese, Beispiele, Behandlungsansätze. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 67-105
Bauer, S. (2011). Musicoterapia. Creación y Desarrollo del Postítulo en Musicoterapia en la Universidad de Chile 1999-2009. Santiago: Escuela de Postgrado, Facultad de Artes, Universidad de Chile.
Bauer, S., Tomicic A., Martínez, C., Reinoso, A., Schäfer, H., Peukert, A., Frangkouli, A. (2010). Die Bedeutung von Stimme und Stimmklang im psychotherapeutischen Prozess aus der Sicht der Patienten und Patientinnen. Psychoanalyse und Körper, Nr. 17, 9.Jg. Heft II, 27-50
Tomicic, A., Martínez, C., Altimir, C., Bauer, S., Reinoso, A. (2009). Coordinación vocal como una dimensión de la regulación mutua en psicoterapia. Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica,18, 31-41
Tomicic, A., Bauer, S., Martinez, C., Reinoso, A., & Guzmán, M. (2009). La Voz como una Herramienta Psicoterapéutica: La Perspectiva de los Terapeutas. Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica 19, 197-207
Bauer, S. (2008): Jenseits des Ortes des Geschehens oder: Wiederbelebung deutscher Geschichte in einer musiktherapeutischen Behandlungssituation in Santiago de Chile. Jahrbuch Musiktherapie Band 4, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 11-31


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