since 04/2015: Doctoral studies at the University of Cologne
thesis advisor: Professor Dr. André Kaiser (Chair of Comparative Politics)
2014: Magister Artium degree at the University of Cologne
- Major Political Science, Minors Philosophy as well as Medival and Recent History
- Topic of the thesis: "Counterinsurgency versus High Value Targeting" (advisor and first examiner: Prof. Dr. Thomas Jäger (Chair of International Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Cologne), second examiner: Prof. Dr. André Kaiser).
2008 to 2010: interruption of academic studies
Due to assistance and care for a critically ill near relative I restricted my university activities considerably.
2002 - ?: Geography studies
I studied Geography at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (University of Bonn). My interests were Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Human Geography. Minors were Computer Science and Public Law. Due to the interruption (see above) I decided to stop this second course of study and finished without a degree to focus on my studies in Cologne.
Winter 2002: beginning two courses of study
At the university of Cologne and at the University of Bonn.
2001 to 2002: 14 months of military service
German university entrance qualification at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium (FWG) in Cologne. Majors were Latin & Math.
1982: born in Cologne (West-Germany)