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Uwe Matzat is an Associate Professor in the Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Uwe’s areas of expertise include educational technology research -such as learning analytics, blended learning, and virtual agents- as well as the digital divide and social media research.

He is a supervisor (in Dutch: co-promotor) of the following Ph.D. students (in order of their starting date):

-Tudor Cristea

-Felix Koranteng

-Roxanne van der Puil 

-Ran Zhang

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 graduated in Sociology, with minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, at the University of Duisburg (Germany).

His research has been published in journals, such as Computers & Education, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Social Networks,  IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, and many others. Uwe was Program Chair of several international conferences of the series General Online Research (http://www.gor.de). He was founding and (until 2016) 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


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