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Professor Karl Schlösser

Surname : Schlösser

Christian name : Karl-Helmut

Date of birth : 23.04.1955

Nationality : German

Marital status : married, four children

Profession : Civil Engineer, university degree:   Diplom Bau-Ingenieur  (MSc Civ Eng)

 Econom. Eng., university degree:   Diplom Wirt.-Ingenieur (MSc Econ)

University Education


01.10.1975 - 19.06.1982 : study in civil engineering at  University (RWTH) of Aachen with university degree:

Diplom Bau-Ingenieur (MSc  Civ. Eng.)

 specialisation: Construction Management and Construction Methods

 Dipl.-thesis:    Application criteria of grading equipment used in earthworks and road construction works

01.04.1982 - 02.11.1985 : study in economics at  University (RWTH) of Aachen with university degree:

Diplom Wirtschafts-Ingenieur (MSc  Econ.)

 specialisation:   Management of personnel and staff appraisal, civil and commercial law, planning and production methods

Dipl.-thesis:   Financing systems for and promotion of small and medium sized contractors in the building industry



01.08.1981 - 31.10.1981 : Site Engineer´s Assistant at dam-building construction site Al Ibtissam (Khemis Miliana - Algeria)


01.05.1982 - 31.03.1986 : Lecturer (teaching and research) at Lehrstuhl und Institut für Baumaschinen und Baubetrieb der RWTH Aachen; Faculty and Institute of Construction Equipment & Construction Management


01.10.1984 - 01.10.1985 : Assistant Professor (avocational) with the Faculty of Construction Equipment and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen, (Lehrgebiet für Baumaschinen und Verfahrenstechnik, Fachhochschule Aachen)


01.04.1986 - 31.05.1986 : Project-Leader with Consulting Engineers for International Planningtasks (Ingenieurgesellschaft für Internationale Planungsaufgaben - IGIP, as desk-officer in Germany responsible for training projects in Mali and Burkina Faso


01.06.1986 - 11.03.1990 : Chief Technical Officer and Senior Roads Engineer  with  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), German International Cooperation at the Roads Training Centre (RTC),  Ministry of Works in Gaborone - Botswana.


12.03.1990 - 31.12.1990 : Specialist Engineer with the Department of Construction Works, Infrastructure, Transport & Traffic Planning at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn, Germany


01.01.1991 - 31.07.1994 : Project-Co-ordinator for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) at Technical College Arusha (TCA) in Tanzania, responsible for the implementation of the training component of the Integrated Roads Program as part of the Structural Readjustment Programs introduced to Tanzania by a Worldbank initiative.


15.10.1994 - 31.12.1995 : Head of Division  for International Training at Kocks Consulting Engineers, Germany


since 1996 : Consulting Engineer on short-term assignments of up to several months time in various projects related to international development and co-operation, especially in projects for Road Construction/ Maintenance e.g.: Thailand, Advisor to the Ministry of Interior;

Ghana, Advisor to Ghana Highway Authority;

Malawi, Advisory Service to and Appraisal of Bitumen Training Production Unit of the Ministry of Works;

Kosovo, Institutional Building of Directorate of Roads;

Kenya, Feasibilitystudy: Rural Transport Infrastructure Mt.Kenya Region;

Bangladesh, Appraisal of the Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives;

Tadjikistan, Appraisal of the Tadjikistan Transportinstitute;

Liberia, Advisory Service to Ministry of Works and Ministry of Transport on conceptualization of the National Transport Policy


1996 - 1997 : Associate Professor for Construction Economics at University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Faculty of Civil Engineering


1998 - 2000 : Professor for Construction Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Lippe, Faculty of Civil Engineering

since 2000 - presently: Professor  for Construction Management at University of Applied Sciences Aachen, Faculty of Civil Engineering


01.04.2005 - 31.12.2008 GIZ-Program-Manager: „Strengthening of Institutional Development in the Road Sector in Namibia“ and Advisor to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Namibia, while on sabatical leave from University

Languages : German (mother tongue), English (fluently in speaking & writing), French (basic working knowledge), Africaans (basic understanding), Swahili (basic conversation level)

Overseas Experience : Algeria, Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Thailand, Kosovo, Ghana, Kenya, Bangladesh, Tadjikistan, Namibia, Liberia








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