Hans-Peter Füssel

Hans-Peter Füssel

Professor and advisor

German Institute for International Educational Research


From 1968 until 1973 Professor Füssel studied law, economics and political science at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the University of Göttingen.


In 1976 he started to work as the Higher Civil Service Officer to the Senate for Education in Bremen, responsible for legal matters and supra-regional as well as international co-ordination.

A break of 2 years (1983–1985) from his employment at the Senate in Bremen posted Professor Füssel at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin where he was an academic staff member.

In the following year (1986) he acquired a doctorate (Dr. jur.) at the University of Hamburg. From 1985 until 1988 he returned to his function of Higher Civil Service Officer at the Senate for Education and Science in Bremen, responsible for supra-regional co-ordination and for research planning of engineering in the state of Bremen.


Between 1988 and 2003 Professor Füssel lectured Public & Social Law at the Universities of Applied Sciences both in Bremen and Hamburg.

In the next 7 years he was the Deputy Director to the Department for Educational Governance at the German Institute for International Educational Research and also Professor for Governance In modern Educational Systems at the Institute for Educational Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin.


Since 2014 up till today, Professor Füssel takes up the function of Advisor to the German Institute for International Educational Research.

He is one of the founding members of E.L.A.,  the European Association for Educational Law and Policy.

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