Degree, University Marburg, 1952. Degree, University Heidelberg, 1953. Graduate in law, University Freiburg, 1956.
Assistant, judge 1960-1961. Legal adviser in a state ministry 1961-1965. Head of Administration University of Hohenheim 68.
Federation Ministry for Scientific Research, Bonn 1968. Deputy Chairman 1971. Ministerial Adviser, Federation Chancellery 1970.
Consultant for planning methods and techniques 1971. President University of Tubingen since 1972. Bundesverdienstkreuz.
Honorary Doctor of Laws (Temple University), (Hanyang) 1987. Honorary Professor (Heilongjiang) 1987. Honorary D.H.L. (Valparaiso University, Industry) 1988.
Federation Ministry of Interior’s Project Group for Government, and Administration Reform for Ministry of Science and Research 1969, Deputy.
Married H. Genzmer Theis.