Ulrich Hilpert







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Education

1973-1978

Studying political science, sociology, philosophy and history at the University of Constance, Germany

 

1978

M.A. in political science

M.A. in sociology

 

November 1978 - January 1983

Research work on the doctoral dissertation

On the Functionalisation of Science in Highly Industrialised Countries - the Role of Public Science and Technology Policies for Energy Research in Germany

 

February 18 1983

Receiving a PhD in social sciences

grade "magna cum laude"

 

Autumn 1985 - November 1989

Research work on the post-doctoral degree entitled

New World Markets and the State

 

December 1989

Start of the procedure of the postdoctoral degree at the Department of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin

 

July 4 1990

Passing through the procedure on the post- doctoral degree based on a public lecture on

The European Union's Policies on Social and Economic Problems Associated with the Building of a Unitary European Market

 


Positions in Research and Teaching

Jan - Dec 1979

Researcher on the project Environmental Policies of German Political Parties directed by Prof. E.R. Wiehn, University of Constance, Germany

 

June 1980 - July 1982

Researcher on the project Changing World Energy Demands directed by Prof. H. Elsenhans, University of Constance, Germany

 

Jan - Aug 1984

Development of a computer assisted scientific bibliography on international relations to be used by Prof. Hartmut Elsenhans, University of Constance, Germany

 

Sep 1984 - May 1985           

Visiting researcher at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy

 

Oct 1984 - Sep 1985

Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Constance, Germany

 

Aug - Sep 1985

Researcher at the special research department on Public Administration under Change, funded by the German Science Foundation at theUniversity of Constance, Directed by Prof. Thomas Ellwein on Technology Transfer

 

Oct 1985 - April 1992

Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

until December 1989

Organiser of the area of Public Administration and Planning at the Department of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

Jan 1990 - Jan 1991

Visiting Professor and a Feodor-Lynen research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

Jan - June 1991

Research Fellow at the Kenan Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

July - Oct 1991

Visting the Silicon Valley Research Group as Feodor Lynen research fellow at the University of California at Santa Cruz

 

Nov - Dec 1991

Visting the Columbia University, New York City, as a Feodor Lynen-research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation and as a visiting professor

 

Jan - April 1992

Associate professor at the Department of Political Science of the Free University, Germany

 

Since April 1992

Professor and Chair of Comparative Government at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

 

Since Jan 1993

Director of the Center for European and International

Studies (CEIS), Jena, Germany

 

Since 1987

Chair of ECPR Standing Group on Politics and Technology

 

Sep 1994 - Oct 1998

Co-chair of the section on German Governmental System and Governance of the federal republic of Germany within the German Association of Political Science (DVPW)

 

since December 2003

DVPW co-chair of the working group Arbeitskreis Politik in der Region

 

Since 2010

Elected Member of the Academy of Social Science

 

Since 2015

Chair of the IPSA Research Committee 11 Science and Politics

 

 

·  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Department of City and Regional Planning), 1990

·  University of California at Santa Cruz (Silicon Valley Research Group), 1991

·  Columbia University in New York City (Department of Architecture and City Planning), 1991

·  Roskilde University Centre, Denmark, 1993

·  University of Pittsburgh (Centre for West European Studies), PA, 1997

·  University of Leipzig, Germany, 1997

·  Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 2001

·  University of Chester, UK, 2003 to 2009

·  Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna in Pisa, Italy, 2007

·  IREP in Florence, Italy (jointly with Scuoala Superiore Sant' Anna), 2010/11

·  Universita di Ancona, Italy, 2010

·  open invitations as visiting professor to the University of Pittsburgh, PA

      .  Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, 2013

      .  Birkbeck, University of London, 2013 - 2016

He has been Consultant to International Organisations, to ministries of several German Länder and other subnational authorities in Europe, as well as to both labour unions and business organisations at national and international levels on innovation and on workforce and regional development. Here are some examples:


Aug 1989 - Dec 1995





Consultant to the Commission of the European Communities (DG V, DG XII und DG XVI)

 

Since May 1990





Consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD-TUAC)

 

Since Feb 1992





Member of the policy-working group Humane Technikgestaltung of Friedrich Ebert Foundation (directed by Gert-Michael Katenhusen, MdB)

 

Sep 1994 - Nov 1998





Consultant to Thüringer Ministerium für Umwelt und Landesplanung

 

Since June 1998





Member of the policy-strategy group Strukturpolitik of Hans Böckler Foundation

 

Since April 2003





Member of the Committee on the programme Regional Innovative Growth Poles, Federal Ministry of Research (BMBF)

 


ECPR Standing Group on Politics and Technology, since 1987

Virtualisation of Space through Inter-regional Networks
research network supported by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), with co-director Nicola Bellini, Florence, Italy, 2010 to 2013

Sub-national Collaboration for Regional Development: The Role of Networking among Regions
research network supported by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), with co-director Nicola Bellini, Pisa, Italy, 2007 to 2009

Techno-Scientific Progress and Regionalized Innovation
European-American research network on the case of biotechnology, 1999 to 2004

Regional Identity and Economic Development - A Trans-European Comparison
European research network, 1998 to 2002

Rositz - Ein Projekt für beschäftigungswirksame Innovation. Möglichkeiten durch die Entwicklung und Produktion moderner Umwelttechnologien
multidisciplinary research network formed out of both natural and social sciences, Jena, 1994 to 1997

Regional Innovation and Social and Industrial Restructuring in East Germany
jointly with Wolfgang Thierse (speaker of the German House of Parliament),
1993 to 1999

Archipelago Europe II: Europe's Innovative Centre - It's Role for Continental Europe and for Community Cohesion
European research network, 1992 to 1995

Archipelago Europe I: Islands of Innovation
European-American research network, 1989 to 1992

Staatliche Politik und nicht-intendierte Konsequenzen (FU Berlin), with co-director Nils Diederich, 1989 to 1992