Faculty biographies

Annette Froehlich

Dr. Annette Froehlich is an honorary adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town (SA) at SpaceLab. After graduating in European and International Law at the Robert-Schuman University of Strasbourg in France, Dr Annette Froehlich went on to do her Master of Law (LLM) degree on European competition law at the University of Kiel in Germany.  

Dr Froehlich was also a member/alternate head of delegation of the German delegation to UNCOPUOS (United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space). In addition, together with UNESCO she promoted space applications for the protection of World heritage sites and developed creative marketing products for promoting German space technology competence (examples of which are eye-catching postcards of satellite images in four languages, attractive card game of space infrastructure). In 2011, she had the chance to spend her DLR term abroad during Poland’s EU Presidency in Warsaw at Polish Space Research Center/Polish Ministry of Economy.

Moreover, Dr Annette Froehlich is an author of a multitude of specialist publications and serves as a lecturer at various universities worldwide in space policy, law and society aspects and as scientific coach for the Lachs Space Law Moot Court. Her main areas of scientific interest are European space policy, international and regional space law, emerging space countries, space security and space & culture. She has also launched, as editor, the new scientific series “Southern Space Studies” (Springer publishing house) dedicated to Latin America and Africa.

Actually Dr Annette Froehlich is seconded as scientific expert by DLR to the European Space Policy Institute/Vienna.

Languages: German (mother tongue), French, English, Spanish, Polish (basic), Arabic (basic)