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Prof. Dr. phil. Daniel Gredig, Dipl. Social Work

Prof. Dr. phil. Daniel Gredig, Dipl. Social Work

Prof. Dr. phil. Daniel Gredig, Dipl. Social Work

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience

  • Since 2000: Professor at the FHNW School of Social Work of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • 1999: PhD in Pedagogy/Social Education at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Zurich
  • 1992: Dipl. Social Work
  • 1991: Licentiate phil. I, Social Work, University of Fribourg
  • 1984-1991: Studied social work, sociology, criminal and family law at the University of Fribourg and the Free University of Berlin

Practice activities and responsibilities

  • Since 1985/1997: Co-founder and since 1997 president of the Dessaules Foundation, Biel (decentralised residential care groups)
  • 1997-2007: President of the Swiss AIDS Federation
  • 1995-1997: Member of the Board of the Swiss AIDS Federation
  • 1989-1990: Johannesstift Spandau, Berlin: social educator in a residential group for the rehabilitation of young people with disabilities

Main focus

Research and development

  • Social scientific HIV research: HIV prevention, HIV protective behaviour and social work offers for people with HIV
  • Stigmatisation and discrimination
  • Research-based intervention development and innovation in social work
  • History of social work


  • Scientific theory and research methods
  • Responsibility in continuing education
  • CAS Research in the Social Sciences (cooperation with the University of Zurich)

Further information

Publications and projects