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Prof. Dr. phil. Ingrid Schneider


Dr. Ingrid Schneider

Prof. Dr. phil. Ingrid Schneider

University of Hamburg
Lottestr. 55
D - 22529 Hamburg, Germany

Telephone: 0049-40- 74 10-5 63 11
Fax: 0049-40-74 10-5 63 15
E-mail: Ingrid.Schneider@uni-hamburg.de


Proceedings of the ESF-Workshop on "The Future of Patent Governance in Europe"

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Professional Status
  • Professor at Department of Political Sciences at the University of Hamburg (since 2014)
  • University Lecturer in Department of Political Sciences at the University of Hamburg (since 2010)
  • Employed as Senior Researcher in the Research Group Medicine and Neurosciences at the Research Centre for Biotechnology, Society and the Environment (BIOGUM), University of Hamburg (since 2002)

Academic Degrees

  • Professor under the terms of §17 HmbHG (2014)
  • Habilitation and Venia Legendi (postdoctoral qualification) received in January 2010
  • Doctorate in Political Sciences at the University of Hamburg in 1996 
  • Diploma (M.A.) in Political Sciences completed in 1987

Professional Experiences

  • University Lecturer: For Political Sciences at the Universities of Bremen and Hamburg, for Management in Health and Social Affairs at the University for Economy and Policy Studies in Hamburg, and in History, Ethics, and Technology Assessment at the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg (1990 - to date).
  • Policy Advisor: a member of the Parliamentary Study Commission “Law and Ethics of Modern Medicine” in the German Bundestag (2000-2002), a scientific expert at a number of expert hearings in the European Parliament, the European Patent Office, the German Bundestag and the Swiss and Austrian Parliaments (1996 - to date).
  • Former Employment: Several years of professional experience in international relations and development policy (Senate Chancellery of the State of Hamburg, and Institute for Iberoamerican Studies) and in the media.
Member of Scientific Advisory Boards
  • Member of the Working Group "Political Science" in BMBF funded project "Assessing Big Data" (ABIDA) (from 2015)
  • European Commission Expert Group on the development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering (2013 - to date)
  • German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) (2010 - to date)
  • Board member of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) (EPIP) (2010 - to date)
  • Discourse Project "Good Science", funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) (2012-2013)
  • Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics, Catholic University Leuven, BE (2010-2014)
  • Research Project ‘Genomics, intellectual property and global justice’, Wageningen University, NL (2010-2012)
  • Research platform ‘Life-Science-Governance’, University of Vienna, AU,

Research Focus

  • Policy Analysis and Theory of Democracy
  • National, Transnational and Supranational Governance
  • European Integration Research
  • Law and Politics
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Social Studies of Science (STS)
  • Technology Assessment, particularly on biomedical technologies
  • Politics in the information age


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