Dr. Ernst Wagner is a lecturer and researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His research explores on Visual Literacy, International Cooperation / Intercultural Communication, Heritage Education / Art History, and Education for Sustainable Development. Ernst studied art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and exhibited in Germany and the United States. He graduated with a Ph.D. in art history at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, minors: philosophy and ethnology. He taught visual arts at secondary schools for several years. He was employed by the Institute for School Quality and Research in Education in Munich (responsible for art, film and drama education, curriculum development and central assessment). From 2009 – 2018 he worked as an executive coordinator at the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg). He is an honorary professor at the Hong Kong University of Education. He has published over 300 books and chapters in eight languages.