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Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff

Debora Weber-Wulff

(c) 2022 HTW Berlin/
Alexander Rentsch

I am a professor for Media and Computing at the HTW Berlin

I will be retiring in March 2023, but that doesn't mean I will stop doing plagiarism research!

I teach various media and software-oriented subjects. Projects on Internet and eLearning interest me, as well as my work on detecting and educating about plagiarism.

Check out my plagiarism FAQ, my portal with the Plagiarism Detection Software Tests, my blog about good scientific practice, and my eLearning unit "Fremde Federn Finden".

My book on plagiarism, "False Feathers: A Perspective on Academic Plagiarism" was published in 2014. I published a chapter in the "Handbook of Academic Integrity" on text-matching software in 2016.

Online I am active in the VroniPlag Wiki group, which documents plagiarism in dissertations, and in the Wikipedia project. I use the name WiseWoman in both projects. The new text comparison tool similarity-texter was produced by a student, the old one is here.

I am a founding member of Wikimedia Deutschland, there is a Wikipedia page about me and I can be found as Q1181545 on Wikidata.

I am fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik and a member of the GI working group "Computing and Ethics". Our book, Gewissensbisse, was published in October 2009. We blog at Gewissensbits.

Information about my remote teaching experiments can be found online.


Courses WS 2022/23
(sixth COVID-19 semester)

Completed Theses

Old classes



Official Duties

Research interests

Other interests

My Pinboard bookmarks

Office hours in C 645 or Zoom:

Office hours from
October 11, 2022:
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30

In person or in Zoom

(Meeting ID 731 376 8416 // 714129)

Find me

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
HTW Berlin / FB 4

Postal address:
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin
Visiting address:
Wilhelminenhofstr. 75a
12459 Berlin
+49 30 5019-2320
(Office, during Corona times it often forwards to my mobile phone)
+49 30 5019-48-2320
(actually sends it to me as a PDF by email)
WH C 645 (Office)
  Public Key (.asc) - QR-Code

Current favorite quote

What you (Greenlandic Inuits) were subjected to (Greenlandic Inuits who were removed from their families and taken to Copenhagen more than 70 years ago as part of an experiment to create a Danish-speaking elite) was terrible. It was inhumane. It was unfair. And it was heartless. We (Government of Denmark) can take responsibility and do the only thing that is fair, in my eyes: to say sorry to you for what happened.

-- Mette Frederiksen (2022) cited in "Denmark PM says sorry to Greenland Inuits taken for ‘heartless’ social experiment" in ''The Guardian'', 10 March 2022.

Favorite XKCDs

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