Hon.-Prof. Dr. Reinhold Friedl

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Reinhold Friedl

Biographical Short Summary

Born in Hamburg 1948. Worked with German Border Police instead of military service. Studies of Political Science und Education at University of Hamburg. First and Second State Examination. Teacher at all educational levels, primary school, lower and higher secondary school, comprehensive school, including A-Level examinations. Promotion to Senior Master of Secondary School. He has been International Civil Servant of the United Nations in Geneva, Paris and Africa with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNESCO. At UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva in charge of the UNHCR Education Unit. Doctoral thesis at Free University of Berlin and Max-Planck-Institute for Educational Research, Berlin. Title: “Education and Training for Refugees in Africa. – Possibilities and Limits of the Educational Assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees/UNHCR.” Doctor in Political Science with the title: Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.). 1986.

Further Reinhold Friedl has been Chief of Section in the Presidential Division of the Ministry of School, Education and Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, in charge of political committees, European and International Affairs. Representative of the Federal State of Hamburg for EU and International Affairs in the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Lecturer at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (since 2001), appointment as Honorary Professor of CvO University Oldenburg, Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences, Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies (CMC), 2013. Since more than 30 years publication of magazine/newspaper articles as well as scientific articles/books with focus on United Nations, world refugee problems and refugee education. Representative of the United Nations Refugee Aid (UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe) for North Germany. Additionally author of short stories and political, diplomatical and crime novels.

(Stand: 21.08.2020)