Dr. Gerhard Naegele received professional training as an industrial manager in Berlin. He has a background in business studies and education, and he earned his PhD from the University of Cologne in 1976.
Naegele served as Scientific Assistant to the Chair for Welfare Policies at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (1973–1976) and as Managing Director of the Institute of Social Policies and Societal Policies (1976–1981) at the University of Cologne, Germany. He was Professor for Local Social Policy at the Faculty for Social Work at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences from 1982 to 1992. Following this, he was University Professor (Chair) for Social Gerontology (1992–2013) and Director of the Institute of Gerontology (1992-2016) at the TU/Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Since January 2017, Gerhard Naegele has been doing freelance work as an independent researcher and policy advisor.
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