Dr Stefan Gruber

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable Development in China and Asia
  • Cultural Heritage Law and Policy
  • Art Crime
  • International Environmental Law
  • Laws of War

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Sydney)

Master of Laws (Sydney)

Diplom-Jurist; Magister Artium (Frankfurt)

Professional Organisation

Kyoto University

Dr Stefan Gruber

Dipl.-Jur.; Magister Artium, LLM, PhD

Dr Stefan Gruber is an associate professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research of Kyoto University and is based at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies. He also gives frequent lectures at the Graduate School of Medicine. Until 2013, he taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Sydney, and held visiting positions inter alia at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Ottawa, and Renmin Law School of China in Beijing. He also continues to teach and research at law schools in China and East Asia on a regular basis. Recent overseas teaching engagements include courses by Duke University, Seoul National University, and Wuhan University. Stefan is further active as a consultant, and is a legal practitioner and member of the World Commission on Environmental Law. He was educated at the Universities of Sydney, Frankfurt, Mainz, and at Harvard Law School, and holds degrees in law, philosophy, and political science.

Stefan’s regional focus is on East and Southeast Asia and particularly China. His current research concentrates on the protection of cultural heritage, sustainable development law and policy, international and comparative environmental law, regional security and cooperation, and human rights. Another major focus is on the illicit trafficking of cultural property, forgery, and other forms of art crime, their prevention and prosecution, and the restitution of illegally exported objects. Stefan further researches and publishes in the field of armed conflicts.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

Local Government Planning and Environment NSW Volume C, Looseleaf Contact: LN SC Publishing

Professional Contact

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
Kyoto University
Yoshida-Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501, JAPAN
Tel: +81-75-753-6889
E-mail: gruber.stefan.7c@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Speaking Engagements

Information about speaking engagements is available at http://www.research.hakubi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/h26/gruber/


Chamber of Lawyers, Frankfurt am Main
World Commission on Environmental Law
Asian Society of International Law
Asian Law and Society Association