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Department of Engineering and Communication

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Prof. Dr Katharina Seuser

Journalism and Media Production


Department of Engineering and Communication, Institute of Technology, Resource and Energy-efficient Engineering (TREE)


Sankt Augustin


B 205


Grantham-Allee 20

53757 Sankt Augustin


  • Editing (lecture + exercise 2nd semester)
  • Commentary and gloss (lecture + exercise 4th + 6th semester)
  • The Portrait (lecture + exercise 4th + 6th semester)
  • Media Analysis (2nd semester)
  • Journalistic cooperation project
  • Lecture series: Occupational fields for technology journalists
  • Lecture series on technology and environmental ethics

Main areas of work
  • Training as a technology journalist
  • Print and online journalism
  • Public relations
  • Networks for journalists

Curriculum vitae

  • 1961 born in Hamburg
  • 1982-1987 Studied agricultural sciences in Bonn, graduated as agricultural engineer
  • 1988-1993 Doctorate in animal nutrition at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, scholarship holder of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation
  • Participation in the support programme for young journalists of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation
  • 1994 Internship at the Rhineland Chamber of Agriculture, Press Office
  • 1994 Freelance agricultural journalist, writing for agricultural weeklies
  • 1995-1998 Editor for market reporting at the Central Market and Price Reporting Office (ZMP)
  • Since 1998 Freelance agricultural journalist, main focus: Press and public relations, article services, brochures for organisations and companies in the agricultural sector, articles for online and trade magazines
  • Since March 2008 Professor of Journalism and Media Production at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Research Projects

eTa - efficient transportation alternatives

The development of sustainable electromobility is one of the social challenges our time, which is considered in the research project eTa. The energy efficiency of vehicles is addressed in aerodynamic projects and optimized operating strategies. In particular, non-classic vehicle concepts are in focus. Alternative mobility concepts based on non-fossil fuels need new supply structures. The optimized expansion of the loading infrastructure is therefore another issue. But even the best mobility concept is useless if it is not accepted by society and implemented by politics and business. Therefore, acceptance questions are a central element of eTa, which will be further developed. The following areas are addressed primarily by the need to reduce energy consumption: Efficiency of the vehicles Alternative mobility concepts Efficiency of mobility concepts Technical acceptance In particular, these are questions which arise only from the combined consideration of these subject areas and are usually not fully answered in classical manner. Examples of this are optimization of hybrid controls for muscle-electric hybrid light vehicles and study of the aerodynamics of ultralight vehicles where results of the classic wind tunnel tests often do not correspond to the results of the practice. Other topics that we are dealing with are predictive operational strategies for electric combustion hybrid vehicles and loss optimization, optimization of multi-stage placement of charging stations, acceptance of alternative mobility concepts.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Alexander Asteroth

Further Information

  • Chairwoman of the Association of German Agricultural Journalists VDAJ - Communication Agrar
  • Representative of the VDAJ in the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists IFAJ
  • Member of the Board of the Bonn Journalists' Association BJV, local branch of the DJV North Rhine-Westphalia