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Dr. Holger Backhaus-Maul

Dr. Holger Backhaus-Maul, Dipl. Soz., Mag. rer. publ., has studied sociology, public administration and social sciences at the University of Bielefeld,  the German University for Administrative Sciences (Speyer) and the Humboldt University  (Berlin); he was research assistent at the Center for Social Policy Research/Department „Theory and Constitution of the Welfare State“ at the University of Bremen (1989-1994); since 1995 he is a researcher and lecturer for Social Security and Welfare Politics, Public Administration and Organizational Theory at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg/Department of Educational Sciences.

He is a board member of the foundation „Aktive Bürgerschaft“ - the Corporate Citizenship Initiative of Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken in Germany (Berlin;   ) and a nationwide assoziation of universities ("Education through Responsibility"/"Bildung durch Verantwortung";     ). He was an academic member of the advisory board for the second and third "Survey on Volunteerism" in Germany (    . ) and the first "German Goverment Report on Volunteerism"   (,did=152728.html    . )

He is a Member of the German Association for Political Science/Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW;     ) and the German Society for Sociology/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS;     ).

His academic work about Service Learning with international students was honored by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft  (2011;    and the State of Sachsen-Anhalt (2013; ).

He spent several years as for academic researches in the US and India.


Dr. Holger Backhaus-Maul
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Faculty of Philosophy III

Franckeplatz 1

06110 Halle, Germany

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