UVK publishing company

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UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

legal form GmbH
founding 1963
Seat Constance , Germany
management Walter Engstle
Number of employees 12
Branch publishing company
Website https://www.narr.de/uvk

The UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 1963 as the Konstanz University Press . One focus of the publishing program is specialist literature for media professionals in the fields of film, radio, journalism and public relations .


In 1963 the University Press Konstanz was brought into being - before the University of Konstanz was founded. The publisher sees itself as the journalistic companion of the university, but without being legally or economically connected to the university. Numerous publications from various departments of the university appeared in the next few years and shaped the profile of the publisher. The Konstanz university speeches in particular attracted attention.

Media and communication science division

In 1994, the purchase of the Ölschläger publishing house's media program gave the overall program a new weight in communication studies and journalism. That is why the UVK Medien Verlagsgesellschaft was founded in 1995, in which the communications science program of the university publishing house and the complete media program of the publishing house Ölschläger were brought together under one roof. This is how one of the leading specialist book publishers in the field of communication / media and journalism was born. The UVK Universitätsverlag Konstanz also developed rapidly, particularly in the areas of social sciences and regional history. In the field of French sociology, the publisher attracted particular attention.

In 2001 the UVK Medien Verlagsgesellschaft was briefly renamed UVK Verlagsgesellschaft. Your current program with more than 800 available titles is made up of the existing media program and program segments from the UVK Universitätsverlag Konstanz. A publishing house has been created that publishes scientifically sound literature in the fields of social sciences, communication studies, and history and cultural studies, and also offers practical literature for journalists and PR experts. With the takeover of the production practice film series from Bleicher Verlag and the inclusion of film titles from the former TR publishing union, the publisher is expanding its range of specialist books and is also positioning itself in the film segment with practice-oriented guides.

UVK Verlagsgesellschaft has also been a partner in UTB since July 2002 . In January 2011 UVK took over the complete UTB program from Lucius & Lucius with a focus on economics and sociology. The head office of the editorial office for the economic area is Munich.

Realignment 2017

In 2017, the journalism / PR and film specialist book program as well as all scientific publications in communication and media studies and sociology were sold to Herbert von Halem Verlag in February . UVK is now concentrating on the main topics

  • Business title for management, tourism & sport, information & technology and studies
  • the program areas of economics and history
  • the textbook program for utb.

The editors for the utb program as well as the specialist books from the fields of business, tourism and sport are now based in Munich. In Konstanz there is still the production, e-book production and distribution as well as the history editing.

Web links

Commons : UVK Verlagsgesellschaft  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Annual financial statements as of December 31, 2017 in the electronic Federal Gazette
  2. Publishing prospectus UVK: media strongly 3 , No. 2, 2010, p. 2.
  3. Source: Book report , UVK realigns program from August 1, 2017, accessed December 28, 2019.