Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Eric Mührel,
Professor for Profession-specific and Ethical Foundations of Social Professions at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Department of Social Sciences.
Co-publisher of the „Journal for Social Pedagogy / Zeitschrift für Sozialpädagogik (ZfSp)“ and of the scientific book series „Epistemology of Social Work and its Approaches“ (BeltzJuventa) and „Social Work in Theory and Science“ (Springer VS).
Several years of experience in university organisation and management.
Member (scientific advisory board) of the worldwide project „Extension of Human Rights to Education“ (Art. 26 AEMR).
Expert in various scientific and political committees; member of the Association of German Scientists (VDW).
Lecturer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
Research and work focuses
1. Current and Future Social Challenges
Development of European society(s)
Transgenerative Ethics for (Social) Sustainability in the Context of Social Transformation Processes (e.g. Digital Globalization)
Democracy – Education – University
Religion in a Democratic and Liberal Society
Cultural-philosophical foundations of the development of Europe as a „social space“
Ethics of World Community
Deconstruction of Identities in the Context of Flight and Migration
Critique of Totalitarianism and Foundations of a Liberal Society
Timeliness of the Thinking of Blaise Pascal
3. Social Pedagogy and Social Work
Social Work Science
Social work Ethics
History and Theories of Social Pedagogy and Social Work
Philosophical Foundations and Aspects of Social Pedagogy and Social Work
After graduating from high school in 1984 at the Gymnasium Mayen, he did alternative civilian service at the children’s neurological early detection centre of the Rheinische Landesklinik Bonn. Subsequently he studied Catholic theology (up to intermediate diploma) at the University of Bonn and social work (diploma) at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
Year of professional recognition in the probation service Bonn. Then seven years of full-time work in child and youth welfare and probation services. Doctorate in philosophy at the University of Stuttgart and studies of pedagogy (diploma) at the University of Cologne.
From March 2000 Professor of Social Pedagogy and Social Work Science at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences.
2005 Habilitation in Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; from 2006 to 2010 private lecturer.
From March 2008 to September 2011 (re-elected 2009) Dean of the Department of Social Work and Health at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences. Head of the structural commission of the department within the framework of the founding of the new Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences in 2009.
From October 2011 to March 2013 leave of absence at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences to represent the Chair of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Responsible for the introduction of the BA course in Social Pedagogy and Gerontology and head of the AG for the conception of an MA course in Social Pedagogy.
From September 2013 to 16 October 2017 Vice-President for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences (re-elected in 2015).
Since 17 October 2017 Professor for Profession-specific and Ethical Foundations of Social Professions at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz.