Student, University Munich. Student, University Munster. Doctor of Philisophy, University Bochum, 1968.
Dr honoris causa, State University Rostov on Don, 1995.
Journalist, 1968-1969; assistant, Pad Hochschule Ruhr, Dortmund, Germany, 1969-1971; dozent, Pad Hochschule Schwabisch, Gmund, Germany, 1971-1972; professor, Pad. Hochschule, Dortmund, 1972-1980; professor, U. Dortmund, since 1980; dean of faculty, U. Dortmund, 1980-1982, 92-93; vice rector, U. Dortmund, 1993-1994; rector, U. Dortmund, since 1994.
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Married Dörte Walbrecker, July 2, 1964. Children: Hortense, Johann Peter.