On December 25th, 2022, our colleague Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Krause died at the old age of 96.
Mr. Krause grew up in East Prussia (Osterode) and finally had to go to war.
He then found himself with his relatives in Hanover and in 1951/52 began studying civil engineering at the Technical University there, which he successfully completed in 1957 with a degree in engineering.
As a young engineer, he initially worked for a construction company, but then switched to the waterway administration in Kiel as a structural engineer in 1959 and took on a part-time job at the Eckernförde construction school in 1961. In the summer semester of 1964 he became building supervisor at the State Building School in Lübeck. His professional focus was on structural engineering, but he also mastered other subjects with scientific meticulousness. With the renaming and restructuring of the state building school into the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in 1973, he took over the subjects of timber construction and geodesy in addition to statics. In 1977 he was appointed professor and retired in 1991.
Today’s Technical University of Lübeck, the successor to the University of Applied Sciences, owes a lot to him.