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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Ines Härtel

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  • Professor at the Law Faculty of the European-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Chair of Public Law, Administrative, European, Environmental, Agricultural and Nutrition Economic Law (since 2014)


  • Head of the Research Centre for Digital Law at the European University Viadrina


  • Member of the Digital Advisory Board of the State of Brandenburg (since 2018)


  • Judge, Supreme Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg (three-year activity from 2017 to 2019)


  • Adjunct Professor at the China Agricultural University of Beijing (Elite university), College of Humanities and Development, China 中国农业大学 (since 2010)

  • Vice President of the European-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (2015-2017)

  • Professor at the Law Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Chair of Public Law, Administrative Law, European Law, Agricultural Law and Environ-mental Law (2009-2014)


  • Director of the Institute for Mining and Energy Law of the Ruhr-University Bochum (2010-2014)


  • Managerial head of the Institute for Agricultural Law at the Georg-August-University Göttingen (2003-2009), at the same time co-editor of the scientific series for Agricultural Law, Environmental Law and Consumer Protection Law


  • Habilitation with a study about “European law-making", Venia Legendi for Public Law, European Law and Comparative Law (2005)


  • Doctoral dissertation with a comparative study in Agricultural and Environmental Law (2001)


  • Awardee of a dissertation fellowship by the “Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt” (German Federal Environmental Foundation), research periods at the Institute for Agricultural Law in Wageningen (Netherlands) and at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium)


  • Lecturer at the University Halle-Wittenberg


  • Participation in the OECD research project “Risk Assessment Dictionary/Thesaurus”


  • Law studies at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. 1. und 2. Staatsexamen [first and second state exam] (1995, 1998)


  • Further international activities:

- Various guest lectureships, inter alia for Constitutional Law at the German Law School of
   the Eötvös Lorand University Budapest, for Public Commercial Law and Environmental
   Law at the German Chinese Law Institute, Faculty of Law of the University Nanjing, for
   Agricultural, Environmental and Energy Law at the Faculty of Law of the Moscow State
   University (Moskowski gossudarstwenny uniwersitet imeni M. W. Lomonossowa (MGU)).

- German national rapporteur to the XXIV. European Congress of Agricultural Law in Naples.

- German national rapporteur to the 18th World Congress of Comparative Law in
   Washington.

- Several lectures and speeches at universities (inter alia in Dàqìng, Nanjing, Beijing,
   Bogotá, Poznań).

- Member of the Assessment Committee for a phd thesis on EU Food Health Law, University
  of  Copenhagen (2016)

- Member of Thesis Committee/Academic Board for a phd thesis on Food legal and civil law
  requirements for digital contracts, Wageningen University (2017)

- Member of Gratuation Committee, Doctoral School on Agro-Food System, Università
  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy (2018)

- Head of the School of German Law at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  and Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (2014-2019)

  • Editorial boards/memberships, and others

- ­ Editor of the scientific series "Forum for Environmental Law, Agricultural Law, Climate
  Change Law"

- Co-editor of the text collection „Federal State Law Brandenburg“

- Co-editor of Journal „Nature and Law“ (Natur und Recht)

- Co-editor of the Public Law journal „Local and state administration“ (Landes- und
  Kommunalverwaltung (LKV))

- ­ Member of the advisory council of the Journal for Legislation (“Zeitschrift für
  Gesetzgebung”)

- ­ Member of Research Committee of Przeglad Prawa Rolnego

- Member of the Selection Committee for Schoolarship of the German Federal Foundation
  for Environment (DBU), Osnabrück

- Member of the Jury of the dissertation prize ´Environmental Energy Law` (2013-2018)

- ­ Frankfurt Institute for the Law of the European Union (fireu)

- Advisory Board "food4future"/ Leibniz Institute (IGZ), Großbeeren

- ­ Board of Trustees, Institute for Mining and Energy Law, Ruhr-University Bochum

- ­ Member of the scientific advisory council of the German Foundation for Property (“Deutsche
   Stiftung Eigentum”)

- Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for European Politics (IEP) (Institut für
  Europäische Politik, IEP)

- ­ Association of German Tutors of Constitutional Law (Vereinigung der Deutschen
   Staatsrechtslehrer)

- ­ German Society for Agricultural Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Agrarrecht)

- ­ Scientific Society for Food Law (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Lebensmittelrecht)

- ­ Society for Comparative Law (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung)

  • Research projects (third-party funding) - selection:

- Interdisciplinary scientific joint project "Agricultural Systems of the Future:
  DAKIS - Digital Knowledge and Information System for Agriculture", funded by the Federal Ministry
  of Education and Research (BMBF), 2019-2024.

- KORN - Cosmopolitan Legal Regime for Neo-Nutritional Sovereignty, funded by the Ministry of
  Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg / Borders in Motion, finalised in 2017.

- Sustainable Partners - Partners for Sustainability: Sustainable Use of Resources in Agriculture
  against the Background of Global Food Security: The Contribution of Environmental and
  Agricultural Law (German-Chinese Legal Dialogue), funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, finalized in
  2018.