Harro von Senger, citizen of Geneva (Switzerland), was born in 1944. During 8 years, he visited the gymnasium of the Benedictin Coventry in Einsiedeln where he graduated in 1963. From 1963 till 1969, he studied at the Law Faculty of Zürich University where he obtained his title of doctor in law in 1969 with a doctor thesis on "Contracts of Sale in Traditional China". From 1969-1971, he worked at two Law Courts in Zürich/Switzerland.
In 1971 he passed the lawyer's examination of the Canton of Zürich. From 1971-73, he studied at the Law Faculty of National Taiwan University (Taiwan), from 1973-75 at the Law Faculty of Tokyo University (Japan), and from 1975-77 at Beijing University, Faculty of History and Faculty of Philosophy, please look at我在北京大学的留学收获（1975 – 1977）/ MY REWARDING YEARS STUDYING AT BEIJING UNIVERSITY (FROM 1975 TO 1977): https://www.china-in-our-memories.ch/edition1-2/#1975_8211_1977
. 1981 he obtained his second doctor title in Philosophy (major: Sinology) at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) where he is since 1989 Professor of Sinology at the Faculty of Philosophy (retired in 2009, but with all rights of a professor). From 1981-89, he was scientific collaborator of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne, www.isdc.ch
), since 1989 he is expert in Chinese law of the same Institute. He was member of a human rights expert team sent to Tibet by the Swiss Foreign Ministry (August 1997) and of several Swiss legal delegations visiting different parts of the PRC. In April 2008, he was a member of a delegation of the German minister for education, Missis Annette Schavan visiting Beijing and Shanghai. He was one of less than a half dozen European participants of two Human Rights Symposia in Beijing (April 2008, November 2009). Two of his books have been published in 15 languages, among them Uighur, Chinese, Japanese, Corean, Indonesian a.s.o.