If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research profile

Uwe Matzat is an Assistant Professor of Sociology working in the Human-Technology Interaction Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). ). Uwe’s areas of exertise include survey research, experimental research, questionnaire construction and business advice specialties: statistical analysis /multivariate data analysis.

His current research interests include the design, use, and effects of social media - for individuals and for society. Recently he became interested in the use of social media for learning and Learning Analytics. Further research interests are in the field of web science, including research on online communities, social media, online and offline social networks, digital inequality, and social control on the Internet. His studies often transfer these topics to different application areas, such as learning, health, or social integration.

Academic background

Uwe Matzat received his PhD from the University of Groningen within the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in 2001. He conducted his research at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Toronto, and Eindhoven. He also graduated in Sociology at the University of Duisburg (Germany).

His research has been published in journals, such as Journal of Computer Mediated Communication,Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Social Networks, Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and many others. He Uwe was Program Chair of several international conferences of the series General Online Research (http://www.gor.de). He is founding and serving editor of the International Journal of Internet Science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
  • Best Paper Award Persuasive 2022

    Felix Nti, Koranteng (Recipient), Ham, Jaap R.C. (Recipient), Matzat, Uwe (Recipient) & Wiafe, Isaac (Recipient), 7 Apr 2022

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific