[lang_de]Prof. Dr. Hermann Voesgen
After his diploma in social sciences, Hermann Voesgen was involved in several research projects with a focus on urban development and the analysis of new ways of housing (University of Oldenburg, Germany).
In 1986 he got his PhD with a thesis on the history of the theory of needs and wants (needs and contradiction). Between 1989 and 1993 Hermann Voesgen was head of a model project initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, aiming at developing and experiencing new ways in rural cultural work.
After working as a freelance arts consultant for two years, he was appointed professor in the newly established course of arts management at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam and responsible for theory and practice of project work. Since 1999 he has been the subject leader of the course of study.
During the last years Hermann Voesgen initiated a lot of cultural projects in Berlin and Brandenburg. In his research work he is engaged in the problem of continuity in project work. A further focus in his research are the role concepts of cultural managers and questions of cooperation in the cultural sector.
From June 01 until May 07 Hermann Voesgen was a member in the Board of ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres, Brussels), from June 05 until May 07 as President of this network.