Technical University of Berlin
Prof. Hachtmann studied from 1972 to 1979 History at the Technical University of Berlin and in parallel 1973-1979 Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin . After 1981-1983 scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation had been, he worked from 1983 to 1986 as a research assistant in the DFG project on biographies of social democratic Reichstag and Member of Parliament until 1933 and his PhD in 1986 with a study on industrial work during the Third Reich to TU Berlin. There he worked from 1986 to 1991 as a research assistant and from 1991 to 1997 as a research assistant of Reinhard Rürup and habilitated in 1995 with a thesis on the political and social history of the revolution in Berlin 1848th
In addition to professorships at the University of Bremen (1998/1999) and the University of Freiburg (2000/2001) led Hachtmann 1998-2006 the DFG project overall presentation: The German Labor Front 1933-1945 and the project history of the General Administration of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society in “Third Reich” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, which spawned a two-volume standard work on the scientific management in the Third Reich.
Since 2001 Hachtmann is an adjunct professor at the TU Berlin and in addition since 2007 head of the project The Fordist century the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam.