Prof. Dr. Kurt Faßbender was born in 1968. After his law studies at the University of Trier, he started as a research fellow at the former Institute of Environmental and Technical Law of the University of Trier and hereafter at the Institute of Public Law of the University of Bonn. After the second state examination in law, he worked as an attorney. During that time he received his Ph.D. (Dr. iur.). In 2000, he started as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Public Law of the University of Bonn. In 2006, he finished his habilitation and received the venia legendi for Constitutional and Administrative Law, European Law and Public International Law from the University of Bonn.
Since 2009, he is Professor for Public Law, in particular Environmental and Planning Law and Executive Director of the Institute for Environmental and Planning Law (Institut für Umwelt- und Planungsrecht – IUPR) at Leipzig University.
Kurt Faßbender teaches, researches and advises in the entire spectrum of Constitutional and Administrative Law with its references to European and international law. He is specialised in diverse fields of Environmental and Planning Law, in particular: water management, land-use planning, various infrastructures and renewable energies.