Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung

Dr. Herlind Gundelach, Senator for Science and Research

President of the Department of Science and Research (Senator for Science and Research)

Dr. Herlind Gundelach, Senator for Science and Research

vergrößern Dr. Herlind Gundelach Dr. Herlind Gundelach (Bild: BWF)  Curriculum Vitae

  • Born on 28th February 1949 in Aalen in Württemberg, married, one daughter

  • 1955 - 1959
    elementary school in Aalen and Bonn

  • 1959 - 1967
    Gymnasium (grammar school) and Abitur (university entry qualification) in Bonn

  • from 1968
    Studies of political science, history, philosophy and constitutional law in Bonn. Doctorate degree (Dr. phil.) under Prof. Dr. Karl-Dietrich Bracher, dissertation title: "Die Sozialausschüsse zwischen CDU und DGB - Selbstverständnis und Rolle 1949 - 1966" ("Welfare committees between CDU and the Confederation of German Trade Unions - identities and roles 1949 – 1966")

Professional career

  • 1968/1969
    CDA press relations officer and editor in chief of CDA's monthly periodical (CDU welfare committees)

  • from 1970
    Research associate for several CDU Bundestag members, focus on regional planning and urban development, European affairs, family, women and youth

  • 1981 - 1982
    Advisor to the Education and Research Working Group of CDU/CSU parliamentary group

  • 1982 - 1984
    Personal advisor to the Parliamentary State Secretary Anton Pfeifer, MdB  (Bundestag member) at the Federal Ministry of Education and Science

  • 1985 - 1987
    CEO of the Education and Science Working Group of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group

  • 1988 - 1998
    Head of Division at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, tasks: basic groundwork, communication with other parties, with associations and other public organisations

  • 1999 - 2003
    State Secretary at the State Ministry for Environment, Agriculture and Forestry in Hesse

  • 2004 - 2008
    Staatsrat (member of the Senate of Hamburg, comparable to a State Secretary) for the Department of Urban Development and Environment

  • since May 2008
    Senator, President of the Department of Science and Research

Honorary work

  • 1999 - 2002
    Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU Federal Expert Committee for Environment and Energy

  • since 2004
    Permanent guest in the CDU Federal Expert Committee for Environment and Energy

  • since 1999
    Member of the German Economic Council's Federal Expert Commission for Environment and Energy

  • since 2000
    President of the “Bund Heimat und Umwelt e.V.” (Association for Culture and Environment (formerly: Deutscher Heimatbund