Uwe M. Borghoff holds Diploma and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. In 1993, he was awarded the postdoctoral university lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in Computer Science.
He worked at the Technische Universität München for seven years as research scientist before joining the Xerox Research Centre Europe (formerly Rank Xerox Research Centre) at the Grenoble Laboratory, France, in 1994. At Xerox, he was Senior Scientist, project leader, and group leader of the coordination technology area.
In 1998, he joined the Faculty of the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany, where he is a full professor of Computer Science at the Institute for Software Technology. Between 2002 and 2004 he was Dean of the faculty of Computer Science. Since 2004, he is Vice-President of the University. Since 2008, he is founding Director of the Campus Advanced Study Center (CASC) - the university’s center for professional education. Since 2017, he is Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS).