Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen Catholic University of Applied Sciences


Prof. Dr. Josef  Freise

Reckstr. 52

D-56564 Neuwied


Curriculum Vitae

Year of Birth                                     1951

 School-life                                        1958 - 1964 Primary School         

                                                            1964 – 1970 Secondary School

University Studies:

Education and Catholic Theology

 1970  – 1972 University of Muenster  

1972-1973   Université de Louvain (Belgium)

1972-1973   University of Tübingen

1974-1982   University of Muenster   


1975  “Diploma” in Catholic Theology

1976  “ 1st State’s Exam  in Education and Theology 

1982     Ph. D. (Thesis  on “Cross-cultural Education”)


Professional Life:                             

1976 – 1978 Pastoral assistant in a catholic parish

1980 – 1986 Teacher for Political Education in a Catholic Youth Center

1986 – 1997 Head of division and General Secretary in the Intenational Christian Peace Service  EIRENE    

from March 1987:

Professor at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Northrhine-Westfalia, Department Cologne

Main fields of research: Intercultural and interreligious education 

from March 2017:

retreat and part-time teaching



        Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen 2014