Arbeitsbereich: Law

Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun

27. April 2023

Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun holds the Chair of Civil Law, German and European Competition Law at the Faculty of Law of the HHU-Düsseldorf. He is Director of the Institute for Antitrust Law and substitute member of the Commission for the Assessment of Concentration in the Media Sector. He is vice chairman of the non-partisan Theodor Heuss Foundation, which promotes democracy and civil rights.

His research focuses primarily on issues of economic governance in light of the transformation of the economy through digitalization and sustainability goals. One focus is on addressing the role of digital platforms.

Prof. Dr. Harald Hofmann

19. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Harald Hofmann has been teaching and researching at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NRW in the subjects of general administrative law and municipal law since 1991. He is currently working on a research project on “Administrative Decision Making” and “Civic Participation” in China and Germany.

His research interests include the legal aspects of political participation.

Prof. Dr. Frank Bätge

14. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Bätge is a university lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NRW as well as a lecturer at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer and at the NRW School of Governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a legal advisor in local government. His research focuses on the areas of municipal law and the law of political participation.

He is particularly interested in legal issues of e-democracy and e-participation. He has written various publications in this field and is co-editor of the journal “Kommunalpraxis Wahlen” as well as of the series “Besonderes Verwaltungsrecht”.

Dr. Thomas Weiler

9. March 2018

Dr. Thomas Weiler, ass.iur., was a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NRW (now: Hochschule für Polizei und öffentliche Verwaltung des Landes NRW) in Cologne. He studied law, political science, modern history and Scandinavian studies at Saarland University, Lund University (Sweden) and Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In 1999-2000 he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Government at Harvard University.
In his doctoral thesis at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, he dealt with the legal requirements of mandatory online participation at the municipal level in North Rhine-Westphalia. He is a lecturer in public law at the HSPV in Cologne and admitted to the bar.

He is particularly interested in electronic elections and voting in the European context and has also published on this topic.