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Dr. Walter A. LORENZ Rector, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano; Coordinator, EuregioLab 2015; Bozen/Bolzano

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 Walter A. Lorenz completed a degree in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen and then a postgraduate vocational qualification in Social Work (M.Sc.) at the London School of Economics in 1976. In the seventies he worked as a social worker in London in the area of youth work. From 1978 he was a lecturer in Social Work at the National University of Ireland, University College Cork where he was also appointed Jean Monnet Professor for European Social Policy in 1995. Since 2001, he has been in charge of the degree course in Social Work at the Faculty of Education at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and has been rector of that same institution since 2008. He has been involved in various research projects at both a European and national level concerning social work and in particular in the development of European professional courses.