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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwab

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwab

Institute of Practical Theology


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5043
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 13514

Website: German Website


  • Born in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1957


  • 2004 Diploma in Theme Centered Interaction (TCI), Ruth-Cohn-Institute, Germany
  • 1994: Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation), LMU Munich (“Family and Religion”, 1995)
  • 1991: Doctorate (Dr. theol.), LMU Munich (thesis on “History of Protestant Youth Work in Bavaria", 1992)
  • 1988–1991: Advanced Training in Group Dynamics in Stein/Nuremberg
  • 1978–1985: Study of Protestant Theology and Educational Science, LMU Munich and University of Hamburg, Germany


  • 2001 Professor of Practical Theology at LMU Munich.
  • 1995–2001 Professor of Practical Theology at Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
  • 1994–1995 Lutheran Minister, Wasserburg a. Inn, Germany
  • 1988–1994 Lecturer at LMU Munich, Faculty of Protestant Theology
  • 1987–1988 Lutheran Minister at Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1985–1987 Assistant Minister at Bad Füssing, Germany

Research Fields

  • Youth Ministry
  • Group Dynamics and TCI 
  • Family and Religion
  • Religious Education in modern society


  • Member of the Academic Board of the "Journal of Youth and Theology" (JYT)
  • International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM)
  • International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV, Elected member of the General Purposes Committee)
  • Co-editor of the journal "Pastoraltheologie"
  • 2006–2012 Member of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria, Germany
  • 1992–2003 Member of the Council for Education and Youth of the Evangelical Church of Germany (1998–2003 Vice-Chairman)

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