Uwe Hasebrink - Biography#

Uwe Hasebrink held a joint chair in “Empirical Communications Studies” from the University of Hamburg and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in Hamburg (2001-2021). From 1998 - 2021 he was member of the Directorate of HBI. His research at the Institute encompass the areas of media use and media contents, as well as media politics. In recent years, these interests primarily focus on patterns of individual use and media repertoires, the convergence of the media from the user's perspective, consequences of online media for classical media, media use with children and young people, forms of user interest vis-à-vis the media, as well as European media and European audiences. He has been grantholder and PI on c. 45 medium- and large-scale research projects and published widely in leading international media and communication studies journals. In addition, he has served the national and international research community in a range of capacities including being instrumental in the formation and development of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and as coordinator of the research network EU Kids Online (2014-2022).

Academic education:

  • 1978 - 1983, Studies in psychology and German philology, University of Hamburg
  • 1983, Diploma in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.)
  • 1986, Dissertation (Dr. phil.), Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg. Thesis: „Zur Beschreibung der von Rezipienten eines Textes wahrgenommenen Bedeutungsstrukturen“ [„Towards the description of structures of meanings as perceived by the recipients of a text“].
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