Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Trute

Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Trute (31.12.1952) studied law in Kiel and Heidelberg. He completed his doctorate at Ruprecht-Karls-Univeisity Heidelberg with a thesis on environmental law (1988) with a post-doctoral qualification dissertation on the freedom of research (1992). From 1992 to 2001 he was a professor of public law and administrative studies at Dresden Technical University where he was also pro-rector for teaching. Since 2001 he has been a professor of public law, media and telecommunications law at the Faculty of Law of Hamburg University where he also coordinates the teaching and research area of specialisation information and communication. From 2008 he was a project leader and coordinator of the EU project “Europe China School of Law” and European Co-Chairman of the Joint Managerial Committee of the China Europe School of Law, Beijing. Since 2011 he has been the Director of the Faculty of Law of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. Prof. Dr. Trute has also been the judge of the Constitutional Court of the Free State of Saxony since 1993. He is a member of numerous academic associations and institutes including the board of trustees of the Hans-Bredow-Institute for media research in Hamburg. Mr Trute publishes works on a range of subjects including media, telecommunications and internet law and also works in a consulting role in this field.