Prof. Dr. h.c. Rolf Gollob was a primary school teacher for years before studying cultural anthropology at University of Zurich. After obtaining his Master's degree he concentrated on ethnological research and later went on to become a lecturer at Zurich University of Teacher Education. He has focussed his efforts on civic education and intercultural pedagogy. Since 1996, he has repeatedly travelled to East/South East Europe Asia and Africa as an expert in general teaching methodology, human rights and civic education (often for the Council of Europe). In the Centre IPE (www.phzh.ch/ipe) he is responsible for the acquisition and realisation of projects in the field of Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. Since 2008 Rolf Gollob is the Swiss National Coordinator for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights for the Council of Europe. For his 20 years engagement for teacher training and Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights he received in December 2013 doctor honoris causa from University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola Macedonia.

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