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Vita

Dr. Prof. habil Thomas Klie

PhD, lawyer, professor for gerontology at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). 

His main topics in the research work in the Social Research Institute Freiburg (AGP) are demographic and social changes in the modern society, elder abuse and social planning for the elderly on the municipality level. 

He was a member of the National Commission for issuing the 7th Report about the State of Elderly People in Germany and the chairman of the Second Engagement Report Commission of the Federal Government on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

Resume

Academic background

1988 Doctorate in law at the University of Hamburg (with Prof. Dr. Hoffmann-Riem)

1988 - 2021 Professor at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg

2010 Habilitation (venia docendi in gerontology) at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt / Vienna Graz; Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education

Professional career

1974 High school diploma (Abitur) at Johanneum Hamburg

1976 - 1981 Studies of protestant Theology, Sociology and Law at the University of Hamburg

 

1978 - 1981 Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Werner Thieme, University of Hamburg

 

1981 First state law examination at the University of Hamburg

 

1981 - 1988 Lecturer at the Berufsfortbildungswerk des DGB in Hamburg

 

1982 - 1987 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with stations in Frankfurt and Darmstadt

 

1985 - 1986 Research assistant at the University of Economics and Politics, Hamburg

 

1983 - 1990 Executive member of the board of HAFA e.V. (institute for further education), Hamburg / Kassel

 

1984 - 1985 Freelancer at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Hamburg

 

1987 second state examination in law

 

1987 - 1988 Freelancer at the German Association for Public and Private Welfare, Frankfurt

 

1988 Doctorate in law at the University of Hamburg (with Prof. Dr. Hoffmann-Riem)

 

1988 - 2021 Professor at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Freiburg

 

In a secondary office: Data Protection Officer of the Protestant Church in Baden from 1992 - 2013, 2015 - 2020 Data Protection Officer of Diakonisches Werk Baden

 

Since 1999 lawyer in Freiburg, Munich and Berlin

2010 Habilitation (venia docendi in gerontology) at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt / Vienna Graz; Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education

 

Private lecturer at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, IFF Vienna

 

2010 to 2021 Visiting Professor at UNAM Windhoek, Namibia

 

Since 2021 Visiting Professor at the University of Graz

 

2018 - 2021 Research Officer at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg