Prof. Mahulena Hofmann is holder of the SES Chair in Satellite Communications and Media Law at the University of Luxembourg. At the same time, she continues part−time teaching of international law at the Charles University in Prague.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Luxembourg, Professor Hofmann, a Czech and German national, was the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Transition Studies at the Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen. At the same time she served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg where her research activities were in the field of International Space and Telecommunications Law, as well as the public law of Central and Eastern European countries. Member of the European Centre for Space Law and an Expert Committee of the Council of Europe dealing with regional and minority languages, she has a scientific background encompassing all aspects of Satellite Communication and Media Law (International, European and comparative).
Professor Hofmann holds a PhD on Remote Sensing of the Earth from Space − Legal Aspects from Charles University, Prague and a ‘habilitation thesis’ on The Position of International and European Law in the Legal Systems of the Transformation Countries of Central and Eastern Europe from the University of Cologne. Since 1986, she has been a member of the International Institute of Space Law and a regular participant in its colloquia. Since 2010 she has been full a member of the International Astronautical Academy (IAA). From 2007−2011 she was co−chair of the IAA Project “Protecting the Environment of Celestial Bodies”. She is involved in the activities of the Space Law Committee of the International Law Association. In the European Centre of Space Law she is, together with Prof. Vladimir Kopal, the National Point of Contact with the ECSL.
Prof. Hofmann is author, co−author or editor of six books and more than a hundred articles.