Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Birgit Spanner-Ulmer


Production and Technology
in the Media Sector

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

The main focus of the research of Professor Spanner-Ulmer is traffic control und traffic information, the use and production of mobile media, production processes, metadata and trimedial production in the media sector. Her research is conducted in close cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR).

Professor Spanner-Ulmer studied engineering management at TU Karlsruhe. She subsequently obtained her doctorate from TUM and acquired her postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt and Ingolstadt. Professor Spanner-Ulmer subsequently took on a management role at Audi AG in Ingolstadt/Germany where she initially worked in the production area and later in technical development. She stayed with the company for six years during which time she gained considerable experience of the industry. Between 2004 and January 2012 she held the position of professor of industrial studies in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at TU Chemnitz.

Professor Spanner-Ulmer is currently on leave of absence from TUM and director of production and technology at BR. In this role she is responsible for television and radio production and all other issues concerning production, broadcast technology, distribution, and planning. Her work also focuses on the optimization of the interactions between people, technology and organizations in change processes and trimedial working environments.


  • IFAS award (1999)
  • VDI (1995)