Curriculum Vitae

Klaus Kufeld, Dr. phl.

Klaus Kufeld | Foto: Marlis Jonas
Klaus Kufeld | Foto: Marlis Jonas


  • 1951 in Germany, Bavaria; Grammar School Pocking



  • of Educational Science, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science
  • Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich und University Regensburg with scientific Pedagogue-Degree


Graduation / Doctorate:

  • as Dr. phil. at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich at Chair for Philosophy with Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin (Minister of State for Culture and Media, retd.)


Professional Career:

  • Advisor for Education
  • Representative for Integration of Foreigners
  • Founding Director of Cultural Affairs in City-Government of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
  • Founding Director of Ernst-Bloch-Centre / General Manager of Bloch-Foundation (1997-2018)



  • University of Regensburg, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences, Lectures at Beijing Normal University and at Universities in Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan


Secondary Employments:

  • Scientific Assistant at Institute for Sociology at University Regensburg
  • Work Contract at German Institute for Urbanism (Deutscher Städtetag)
  • Advisor in Cultural Affairs for the City-Parliaments of Leipzig, Chemnitz and Dresden; Academic Advisor for the NGO-Project „A Soul for Europe“ (Berlin)


Honorary Appointments:

  • Member of Expert-Commission of German Academic Scholarship Foundation(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (2002-2006)
  • Member of Free Academy of Arts (Freie Akademie der Künste Rhein-Neckar) (seit 2003); Co-Founder of Citizen Foundation Ludwigshafen am Rhein, General Manager and Executive Board (2003-2012)
  • President of Forum of Culture of Trinational German-French-Swiss Oberrheinkonferenz (2008-2010)
  • Juror at Ernst-Bloch-Award and "Die Zukunftsrede"



  • Monographies
  • Editions, scientific and literary Essays at the Publishing Houses: Corso (Hamburg), Edition Splitter (Vienna), Hermann Schmidt (Mainz), Insel (Frankfurt am Main), Jovis (Berlin), Karl Alber (Freiburg/München), Lit-Verlag (Münster), Quantum Books (Ostfildern), Suhrkamp (Frankfurt am Main), Talheimer (Mössingen-Talheim), Wilhelm Fink (München)