Konrad Schily

Konrad Schily (born 7 November 1937 in Bochum) was from 2005 to 2009 a member of the German parliament, the Bundestag. He is a neurologist and co-founder of the Witten/Herdecke University, Germany's first private university that opened in 1982. He was the university's president from 1982 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2004.

Schily was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), but in 2003 he became a member of the Innovationskreis NRW liberal, a think tank of the centrist party Free Democratic Party (FDP). In 2005 Schily became a member of the FDP. He was elected to the Bundestag the same year.


Konrad Schily is the youngest of five children. He is married and has four children. His brother is Otto Schily, the former German Minister of the Interior.

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