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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz is director of the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research and has the university professorship "Media Law and Public Law including Theoretical Foundations” at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg. In February 2012, he was also appointed director at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

Wolfgang Schulz is a member of the Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the European Council and has been elected chairman thereof. He is also chairman of the expert committee “Information and Communication” and, thus, board member of the German Commission for UNESCO. Furthermore, he will serve on the advisory board of the Law & Technology Centre of Hong Kong University.

His work emphasises the freedom of communication, problems of legal regulation with regard to media contents, questions of law in new media, above all in digital television, and the legal bases of journalism, but also the jurisprudential bases of freedom of communication and the implications of the changing public sphere on law. In addition, he works on the forms taken by the State’s functions, for instance, in the framework of concepts of “regulated self-regulation” of "informational regulation". Many of his projects are designed internationally comparative.

Wolfgang Schulz studied law and journalism in Hamburg. Since 1997, he has taught the optional special subject on information and communication in the Department of Law at Universität Hamburg. He has also been a member of the state office for legal examinations since January 2000. In July 2009, he habilitated at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg and was granted Venia Legendi in public law, media law and legal philosophy. Since November 2011, Wolfgang Schulz has the university professorship at Universität Hamburg. It is a joint placement of the University of Hamburg and the Hans-Bredow-Institut. The focus of this professorship lies on research at the Hans-Bredow-Institut. Initially, he acted as deputy business director as well as head of the Hans-Bredow-Institut’s area of media and telecommunications law. Since 2001, he has been a member of the board of directors.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Director (Chairperson)

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

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