Bernd Holznagel

  • Professor, University of Münster
  • Director, Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law

Bernd Holznagel is a professor of constitutional law, administrative law, European law and administrative sciences at the University of Münster in Germany.

He studied law and sociology in Berlin and passed his first state exam in law in 1984. After postgraduate LL.M. studies at McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg and passed the second state exam in law in 1991. He finished his habilitation at the University of Hamburg in 1995. The habilitation, “Broadcasting Law in Europe. The Path to a Common Law in the European Broadcasting System,” won a special award issued by the European Group of Public Law during its Spetses Reunion in 1996.

Holznagel is chairman of the academic advisory council of the Bundesnetzagentur Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway.

His research interests include public law and regulatory law, including media, telecommunication, energy, data protection and security, and state aid law. Holznagel teaches European Union Law at the Law School.


  • Habil.
    University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Dr. jur.
    University of Hamburg, Germany
  • LL.M.
    McGill University

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