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  • Studied law and social sciences at the University of Hanover - 1988 doctorate
  • 1988 - 1991 administrative lawyer in the service of the State of Hesse and the Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Since 1992 professor for public law and social law at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
  • 2001 Habilitation in the field of public law
  • Since 2010 second professor at the University of Oldenburg in the Department of Economics and Law
  • See also: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst-Wilhelm_Luthe


"Truth is a liar's invention." (Heinz von Foerster)

SUBJECT MATTER: Public law of the social, educational and health sector

Social law, health law, education law, public social economy and competition law, service provision law, constitutional law, administrative law, European law.


Research focuses on the aforementioned areas of law as well as the development of control concepts for public and private institutions in the social, health and education sectors.


Expert and advisory work for government organizations, associations, social security agencies, service providers and municipalities.