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Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn



Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Law
Building GD, E2, Room 147
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

Email: Markus.Kaltenborn@rub.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25252

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Short Profile

Markus is Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum. His main areas of research are health law, the law of development cooperation, human rights law and social protection law in low- and middle-income countries. Currently he is project leader of the research project “Rights-based health protection” (financed by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Moreover, Markus Kaltenborn is distinguished fellow of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), member of the board of supervisors of Oxfam Germany e.V., member of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR e.V.) and member of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors.

Research Focus

Health Law and Social Security Law
health insurance law (particularly health service provider law) / hospital law (particularly hospital planning, financing of hospitals) / public health competition law

Law of Development Cooperation / Social protection in developing countries / Human Rights
German and European development cooperation law / international law of development / developing countries and world trade law / health systems and social security legislation in developing countries / social rights

International Financial Law
law of international financial institutions (World Bank group, International Monetary Fund, regional development banks)

Constitutional and Administrative Law
comparative constitutional law / administrative procedure (particularly public private partnerships, conflict mediation in administrative law)



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Institute of Development Research and Development
Ruhr University Bochum
Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum
E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22418