We are pleased to announce that Ulrike Ruh takes over as Editorial Director of Birkhäuser Verlag on July 1, 2021.

Ulrike Ruh studied German Studies, Sociology and Slavic Studies, having previously completed an apprenticeship as a retail bookseller.

She brings with her many years of strategic and programmatic experience in the publishing industry, which she gained in leading positions at various trade publishers – most recently at Paul Pietsch Verlage and previously at Hatje Cantz. Ulrike Ruh also knows the program clusters and business models of Birkhäuser very well, as she was already program manager here until 2012, before moving to the digital media division. As a proven expert in these areas, she is now returning and will develop new potential and position Birkhäuser excellently for the future.

With her new responsibilities, Ulrike Ruh will succeed Dr. Ulrich Schmidt, who is retiring after many years as program director.