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Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

After graduating in political science (Dipl.-Pol.) and law (1st and 2nd state exam) in 1967, 1969 und 1972 at Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Schäfer has been engaged in different research activities at FU Berlin, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIfU) etc. In 1982, he was appointed Professor for Administration Science and Public Law at Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege Berlin (university of applied science). In 1988, he became Professor for Planning and Building Law and Administration at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin after receiving his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. At TU he has been working as Dean of Faculty of Architecture and then Faculty VI – Planning, Building and Environment of TU Berlin for 21 years (1989-2010). He is the owner and CEO of Forschungsgruppe Stadt & Dorf since 1988 and an active partner of Planungsgruppe Stadt & Dorf since 2000.

Professor Schäfer has more than 150 publications in the fields of planning and building law and administration, urban renewal and urban development. He conducted numerous research projects in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Building and Housing and various respective ministries of German states like Bavaria, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony etc. He is active member of German Academy of Urban Design and Spatial Planning, German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning, European Academy of Science and Arts etc.

Presently he is the ‘Study Dean’ of the Urban Development department of TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. Before he had the position of the “Founding Director” for this campus from 2010-2012. In the MENA region, he was the Project Director of a Megacities Project in Iran and co-founded and leaded WANACU and MENASHDA networks of TU Berlin.

Consultation Hours
Summer Semester 2018
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm
ACK 376 | Campus ElGouna Berlin




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