Franz Lehner

Sozialwissenschaftler mit vielen Ideen           Social Scientist with a lot of Ideas


Born 14th July, 1946, Place of Birth Zurich, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss

Position Professor emeritus, Ruhr-University Bochum
Free-lancing social scientist, publicist and consultant


1966 - 1970 Studies in sociology, political science and business administration at the Universities of Freiburg and Mannheim

1970 Diploma in sociology, University of Mannheim

1972 PhD in Political Science and Sociology, University of Mannheim,

1978 Habilitation in Political Science at the University of Mannheim


1970 - 1980 Teaching Assistant and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, University of Mannheim

1974 - 1975 German Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Harvard University

1975 - 1977 Scholarship of German Research Foundation

1981 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim

1981 – 1989 Professor of Political Science, Ruhr-University Bochum

1989 - 2006 President, Institute of Work and Technology, Science Center of Northrhine-Westphalia

2007 - 2011 Professor of Applied Social Research, Ruhr-University Bochum

2007 – 2011 Director, Institute of Work and Technology, University of Applied Science, Gelsenkirchen in Cooperation with Ruhr-University Bochum

Professional Activities (Sample)

1975 Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

1976 Visiting Fellow, Center for Study of Public Choice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1982-1993 Member, Executive Committee, European Consortium for Political Research

1984 - 1987 Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-University Bochum

1985 - 1991 Vice-President, German Political Science Association

1986 - 1987 Consultant, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) in Peru

1996 -1999 Member, Scientific Councils of the Swedish Institute for Regional Research

1997 - 2001 Member, Expert Committee on Education, Hans-Boeckler-Foundation

2001 - 2003 Member, Committee of Administrative Reform of the State of Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany

2001 - 2002 Consultant Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) in Yemen