Prof. Dr. Dieter Engels

(Lawyer, former President of the German Federal Court Prof. Dr. Dieter Engelsof Auditors) 

As a member of the Advisory Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter Engels has accompanied the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" from the outset and left the Scientific Advisory Board in July 2015.

Curriculum vitae 

  • Study of law in Bonn 1968-1973
  • First state examination 1973
  • Legal clerkship 1973-1977
  • Second state examination 1977
  • Research Assistant at the Criminal Law Institute of the University of Bonn 1978-1983
  • Obtained degree Dr. jur. in Bonn 1979
  • Civil servant in the administration of the German Bundestag, last post Ministerialdirigent 1983-1996
  • Granted leave for the faction of the SPD in the German Bundestag, where he lead the faction’s administration
  • Vice President of the German Federal Court of Auditors 1996-2002
  • Named Honorary Professor at the Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften in Speyer 2001
  • President of the German Federal Court of Auditors since April 9, 2002


  • Federal representative for cost effectiveness in administration (Bundesbeauftragter für Wirtschaftlichkeit in der Verwaltung)
  • Chairman of the Federal personnel committee (Bundespersonalausschuss)
  • Member of the board of the German chapter of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences