Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schneider is Director of the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim/Germany, UNESCO-Chairholder in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development, Member of the International Theatre Institut and the German UNESCO Commission, Chair of the National Fund for the Performing Arts and Honorary President of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.
He was Member of the Commission Culture in Germany“ of the German Parliament Examiner for Arts Education, Socio-Cultural Centers and the Performing Arts. Research Projects and Publications about Cultural Policy, Cultural Diplomacy, Arts Education, Cultural Diversity and Theatre Arts; Editor of books and magazines in Cultural Studies, f.e. of „Good Governance for Cultural Policy. An African-European Research about Arts and Development“ (together with Daniel Gad, Frankfurt am Main 2014), „Vital Village. Development of Rural Areas as a Challenge for Cultural Policy“ (together with Beate Kegler and Daniela Koß, Bielefeld 2017), „Theatre in Transformation. Artistic Processes and Cultural Policy in South Africa“ (together with Lebogang L. Nawa, Hildesheim 2019).