Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Medien
Faculty of Media


Professor Dr. Thomas Rakow teaches computer science methods for basics and applications in the area of ​​databases and e-business. He is a professor in the media department at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences (UAS). In the "Taschenbuch Datenbanken" he is represented with a chapter on "Databases on the Web" (in German). He advises in various research programs on the evaluation of applications. Prof. Rakow works with companies on website development and project management.
Before his appointment, Professor Rakow led numerous national and international projects in companies in the information and telecommunications industry, in publishing houses and in large-scale research. For the Springer publishing house in Heidelberg, Prof. Rakow led the development of the LINK portal and the website of the Springer publishing group springeronline.com. At the GMD Research Center for Information Technology (later Fraunhofer Institute) in Darmstadt, Professor Rakow developed and led a ggroup on object-oriented and multimedia database systems.
Professor Rakow received his diploma in computer science from the Technical University Braunschweig and his doctorate in engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt. His dissertation deals with the topic "Semantic Concurrency Control in object-oriented database systems" (in German).


Member of the Senate of Düsseldorf UAS
Representation of the group representation of the professors
Member of the Media Department Council
Co-program coordinator for the B.Sc. Media Informatics
Alumni representative of the Media Department​​
Project lead of EILD.nrw​


Member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
Member of the GI specialist groups databases and media informatics
Member of the working group "Curriculum Medieninformatik" of the GI specialist group Media Informatics


Building 4
Floor 2
Room 04.2.039
Münsterstraße 156
40476 Düsseldorf
T. +49 211 4351 3280
F. +49 211 4351 1 3280
Datenbanken, E-Business, Medieninformatik
Research subjects:
Datenbanksysteme, Datenanalyse, Lernmanagement
Co-Studiengangskoordination B.Sc. Medieninformatik, Gruppenvertretung der Hochschullehrerinnen und Hochschullehrer, Alumni-Beauftragter Fachbereich Medien, Projektleiter EILD.nrw


P​roject EILD.nrw​