University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The University’s practice orientation guarantees a continuous adjustment of teaching based on current development. Small groups, interdisciplinary projects and academic support ensure that our students feel at home at our university.HAW draws on its wide range of experts developing international projects and cooperation.

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is part of a consortium of four European universities and four Australian universities that work together in the field of Public Health. The research project "Early help for children and their families" analyses the support of the mother-child relationship (from pregnancy until the child is two years old) in so-called high risk families, so that the children do not have to be removed from their families.

The HAW staff members who will be involved in the work are:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Langer, (born 1966): since 2007 professor for social sciences at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He has been fellow of the research training group (DFG Graduiertenkolleg) „Criteria of Justice“ of the German Research Association (DFG) at Bochum and received his PhD (Dr. rer. soc.) from the Ruhr-University of Bochum.
His research focus at HAW Hamburg lies in social sciences and social policy, local government and human service policy: (child- and youthcare-/ disability studies and policy, social services). He has been engaged in numerous policy projects e.g. “Professional social management between academics academization and diaconal identity” 2007-2009 (project leader: Prof. Dr. Andreas Langer), “Survey on demographic changes in the municipality of Odenthal NRW” in co-operation with Ruhr-University of Bochum (2007-2009 project management: Prof. Dr. Notburga Ott; Prof. Dr. Andreas Langer). Prof. Langer has been scientific advisor for the project „Supporting integration –developing potentials for democracy – strengthening self-organization“ of the Federation of Protestant Youth in the Federal Republic of Germany (aej) (2009-2011 project leader: Prof. Dr. Andreas Langer).
Recent Publications:
Professionalisierung im Nonprofit-Management (zus. mit A. Schröer) VS-Verlag 2010;
Jugendhilfe und Verwaltungsreform. Zur Entwicklung der Rahmenbedingungen Sozialer Dienste (mit S. Krone;U.Mill; S. Stöbe-Blossey, VS-Verlag 2009);
The Agency Problem and Medical Acting: An Example of Applying Economic Theory to Medical Ethics. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12(1), 2009: 99-108 (zus. mit P. Schröder-Bäck; A. Brink; J. Eurich).;
Trust as a Criterion and heuristic Approach to Sociopolitical Consultation. An Alternative View on Ethics and Values of Professionalism in Social Work. In: Current Sociology, Nr. 54, Heft 4, S. 663-678. (2006).

Prof. Dr. Simon Guentner is professor for social science and social policy at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He has been engaged in numerous EU projects on cities, social cohesion, migration and integration (Interreg IIc: Innovative Urban Planning and Management; FP5:Empowering Neighbourhoods through Recourse on Urban Synergies with Trades; URBACT:
Partners4Action; URBACT: Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Citizen Participation
(Coordinator); PROGRESS: Organizational approaches to tackling the complexities of multiple
deprivation at city level; INTI: INTI-Cities, European Integration Fund: Diversity and Equality in
European Cities; European Website on integration: Guentner, Simon /
Calandrino, Michele (2010): The Role of Cities in EU Social Policy, in: Hamedinger, Alexander
/Wolffhardt Alexander (eds.): The Europeanisation of Cities, Amsterdam: Techne Press.

M.A. Gemma-Dorina Favaro is scientific assistant at Hamburg University Applied Sciences. She was educated in Hamburg where she received a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from the Hamburg University Applied Sciences.

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Dipl. Manfred Kaulbach

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B.A. Laura Crcic

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