Biografie von Dr. Thomas Grünewald (english)

Staatssekretär Grünewald CV

State Secretary Dr Thomas Grünewald was born in Merzig, Saarland, on 18 September 1959. He is married and has three adult children. Dr Grünewald has published several books and numerous articles on Roman and ancient Greek history. Since 1991 he has been member of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD).

since 2014 State Secretary, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia
2012 – 2014 Director General, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia
2012 Commissioner for the development of the Lusatia Higher Education Region, State government of Brandenburg
2007 – 2012 Vice President in full-time position for Teaching and Learning at the University of Potsdam
2002 – 2007 Director, Ministry of Higher Education and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia
2001 – 2002 Head of Division for University Planning, Ministry of School, Higher Education and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia
1998 Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification). Privatdozent (non-tenured academic position) for Classical Antiquity at Duisburg-Essen University
1989 Doctorate (Dr. phil.) at Duisburg-Essen University
1986 – 2001 Research Assistant at the Universities of Trier and Duisburg-Essen
1980 – 1986 Degree course in History and Political Sciences at Trier University. First of two ‘state examinations’ for a teaching career (Years 10 - 13)
1979 – 1980 Alternative civilian service with the German Red Cross
1979 Abitur (university entrance qualification)

Mandates and memberships

  1. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich, Member of the Senate
  2. German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  3. Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, member of the Board of Executives
  4. Institute for Energy and Environmental Engineering (IUTA), Duisburg, member of the Board of Governors
  5. Center for Turkey Studies and Integration Research (ZfTI), Duisburg-Essen University, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  6. Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment, Energy (WI), Wuppertal, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  7. Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it), Bonn, Head of Council
  8. Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Jülich, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  9. Jülich Association for Nuclear Waste Management (JEN), Jülich, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  10. University Entrance Foundation (SfH), Dortmund, Chairman of the Foundation Board
  11. CAESAR Foundation, Bonn, member of the Foundation Board
  12. Max-Planck-Institute for Carbon Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, member of the Board of Governors
  13. Max-Planck-Institute for Ferrous Research (MPIE), Düsseldorf, member of the Board of Governors
  14. Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC), Mülheim an der Ruhr, member of the Board of Trustees
  15. Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design (IEM), Paderborn, member of the Board of Trustees