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educator , sociologist

Hans-Georg Soeffner, German sociologist, educator. Grantee, German Research Council, since 1995, Institute for Study of Economic Culture, Boston University, since 1999. Chairman jury selection committee for prize Fritz Thyssen Foundation, since 1997; Member of German Sociological Association (board directors since 1990), Institute Empirical Cultural Society since 1987.

Background

Soeffner, Hans-Georg was born on November 16, 1939 in Essen, Germany. Son of Hans-Georg and Gertrud Soeffner.

Education

Master of Arts in Sociology, Philosophy, Communications, Literature and Art History, University Bonn, Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology of Communications and Philosophy, University Bonn, Germany, 1972. Habilitation, University Bonn, Germany, 1976.

Career

Administrator University Bonn, 1969—1972, assistant lecturer, 1972—1974. Instructor, administrator University Essen, 1974—1976, adjunct professor, 1976—1979, adjunct professor, 1979—1980. Professor sociology University Konstanz, since 1980, director social science archive, since 1994.

Chairman advisory board science, literature and current events Goethe Institute, Munich, since 1991. Expert German Academy Exchange Service, since 1994, Volkswagen Foundation, since 1996, German-Israeli Project Cooperative, since 2000.

Membership

Chairman jury selection committee for prize Fritz Thyssen Foundation, since 1997. Member of German Sociological Association (board directors since 1990), Institute Empirical Cultural Society since 1987.

Connections

Married Anette Keusen. Children: Jan, Julia.

father:
Hans-Georg Soeffner

mother:
Gertrud Soeffner

spouse:
Anette Keusen

children:
Jan Soeffner

Julia Soeffner