Vita of the President of the State Parliament Dr. Matthias Rößler

Dr. Matthias Rößler (Credit: Steffen Giersch)

Biographical details

  • Born January 14th 1955 in Dresden
  • Protestant (Lutheran), married, 2 sons

Political Functions since 1990

since 2009 President of the Saxon State Parliament
2007-2009 Deputy Member and Representative of the German Parliaments at the Federalism Committee of the German Government and the Federal States for Restructuring Financial Relationships
2008-2009 Deputy Chairman of the CDU Parliamentary Party (Saxon State Parliament)
2006-2009 Speaker on Financial Policy of the CDU Parliamentary Party (Saxon State Parliament)
2006-2007 Chairman of the Inquiry Committee on the ‘Consequences of the PISA Study for Hamburg’s School Development’ of the City Parliament of the Free Hanseatic League City of Hamburg
2006-2007 Member of the Fundamental Committee of the German CDU
2005-2007 Chairman of the Inquiry Committee on Demographic Development (Saxon State Parliament)
2002-2004 Saxon State Minister for Science and Art
1994-2002 Saxon State Minister for Education and Culture
1990-1994 Speaker on Scientific Policy of the CDU Parliamentary Party (Saxon State Parliament)
1991-2009 Chairman of the Meissen district CDU association
since 1990 Member of the Saxon State Parliament
since 1990 Member of the CDU

Other Current Functions

Chairman of the "Tag der Sachsen" Advisory Board
President of the Tourism Association of Saxony
Vice Chairman of the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation Board of Trustees
Chairman of the „Forum Central Europe at the Saxon State Parliament“ Advisory Board

Political Activities in 1989 and 1990

Member of the “Democratic Rising” group (Demokratischer Aufbruch) (GDR Board / State Board for Saxony)
Representative at the “Round Table” negotiations for the Dresden district in GDR
Member of the coordinating committee for re-establishment of the Free State of Saxony (State Structural Commissioner and Head of the “Culture and Education” working group)
Joint Committee of the states of Baden-Württemberg and Saxony (Head of the Specialist Committee on "Science and Education" or "Universities, Colleges and Science”)

Career before 1989

1990 Facultas Docendi (University lecturer qualification)
1985-1990 Development engineer and head of a research team at the Locomotive Construction Combine - Electrotechnical Plant, Henningsdorf
1979-1985 Lecturer at Dresden University of Technology
1983 Doctorate
1979-1985 Research student and research assistant at Dresden Transportation College
1979 Graduation
1975-1979 Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Dresden University of Technology
followed by Basic Military Service
1973 University Admission Examinations (Abitur)