Since September 2001, Professor Dr. Stephan Hobe holds the Chair for Public International Law, European Law, European and International Economic Law at the University of Cologne. Concurrently, he is Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne and Co-Director of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne.
Born in 1957 in Bremen, Germany, Prof. Hobe studied law at the Universities of Munich, Freiburg and Göttingen. He received his LL.M. from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and his doctorate as well as his habilitation in law from the University of Kiel, Germany. He was awarded the Jean-Monnet Professorship for the Law of European Integration in 1998. Prof. Hobe is Board member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and the German Society of International Law. He is the Rapporteur of the Space Law Committee of the International Law Association, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Member of the American Society of International Law and Member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Prof. Hobe is the author of over 250 publications in the fields of public international law, European law, German public law, air and space law and international investment law. He is also editor of the German Journal of Air and Space Law (ZLW), the series “Studies in Air and Space Law” (Carl Heymanns Verlag / Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Munich) and the book series “Cologne Studies on Public International Law and European Law” (LIT-Verlag / Münster). He is also co-editor of the looseleaf collection “Space Law – Basic Legal Documents” (Eleven International Publishing / Utrecht).
Prof. Hobe is co-editor as well as author of CoCoSL.