Publisher by choice

The history of our publishing company started with a young man and his enthusiasm for psychology. He founded a publishing company primarily to provide a communication platform for psychologists, which started with our first journal (1949), followed by our first book (1952), and then our first psychological assessment (1953). These events formed the foundation for today’s Hogrefe Publishing Group.

2019

We celebrated our 70th anniversary

2017

The publishing division of CEGOC in Portugal becomes part of the Hogrefe Publishing Group and continues as Editora Hogrefe, Lda. (Lisbon).

2017

TEA Ediciones in Spain becomes part of the Hogrefe Publishing Group. TEA Ediciones is the leading Spanish developer and publisher of psychological tests.

2015

New brand identity established for the entire Hogrefe Publishing Group. Publishing house Hans Huber operates under the Hogrefe umbrella brand.

2015

CETEPP (Centro Editor de Testes e Pesquisas em Psicologia) in Brazil becomes part of the Hogrefe Publishing Group and continues as Editora Hogrefe CETEPP, São Paulo.

2013

Founding of the Group Executive Board, as the top executive management team of the Hogrefe group.

2013

Psykologien Kustannus Oy in Finland becomes part of the Hogrefe group and continues as Hogrefe Psykologien Kustannus Oy, Helsinki (Finland).

2012

Consulting division established.

2012

Sale of the bookstores Huber & Lang in Bern and Zurich (Switzerland) as well as the subscription agency to Lehmanns Media.

2012

Founding of Hogrefe Editore, Florence (Italy).

2010

Launch of the Hogrefe eLibrary.

2010

The test division of Dansk Psykologisk Forlag becomes fully part of the Hogrefe group and continues as Hogrefe Psykologisk Forlag A/S, Copenhagen (Denmark).

2009

Acquisition in Göttingen of a new main office building in the Merkelstrasse and of a new distribution and warehouse building in Herbert-Quandt-Strasse.

2008

Psykologiförlaget becomes part of the Hogrefe group and continues as Hogrefe Psykologiförlaget AB, Stockholm (Sweden).

2007

Founding of Hogrefe Uitgevers BV, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

2006

Founding of Éditions Hogrefe France, Paris (France).

2005

Founding of Hogrefe Austria GmbH, Vienna (Austria).

2005

Introduction of the umbrella brand „Hogrefe” and uniform design elements for all companies in the Hogrefe group.

2004

Hogrefe acquires a stake in Dansk Psykologisk Forlag Holding A/S, Copenhagen (Denmark).

2003

The Test Agency Ltd. becomes part of the Hogrefe Publishing Group and continues as Hogrefe Ltd., Oxford (UK).

2003

"Explorix', the first electronic procedure to be carried out online (www.explorix.de ) is published.

2001

Founding of the umbrella company Hogrefe Verlagsgruppe GmbH.

2000

Founding of the Hogrefe Testzentrum in Prague (Czech Republic).

2000

Launch of Hogrefe training. First event on BIP (Business-Focused Inventory of Personality).

2000

Foundation of the online job market PsychJOB.

1999

Verlag Hans Huber acquires parts of the book list of Ullstein Medical expanding its nursing list.

1998

Founding of the Testzentrale of the Swiss Psychologists, as the leading provider of psychological tests in Switzerland.

1996

Hogrefe goes online with its first website including a webshop.

1995

Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe is elected as member of the board of management of the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers (STM).

1994

Acquisition of Beltz Test GmbH.

1994

The company in Göttingen becomes Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG and the founder passes overall responsibility to his son, Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe.

1993

With the release of our test software "Hogrefe Testsystem", electronic testing is introduced.

1991

Testzentrale moves from Stuttgart to Göttingen, in a new building at Robert-Bosch-Breite 25.

1990

Together with NFER-Nelson launched the initiative for establishing the European Test Publishers Group.

1988

Founding of Testzentrale of the Swiss Psychologists, as the leading provider of psychological tests in Switzerland.

1985

Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe, son of the publisher, joins the company management at Verlag Hans Huber.

1984

Hogrefe acquires Verlag Hans Huber. The English-language publishing activities of Hogrefe and Huber are continued in a joint company, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers Inc.

1981

Dr. Christine Hogrefe, daughter of the publisher, designs the company signet which includes the initials of the founder and “Psi” for psychology. This is introduced with the first volume of “Enzyklopädie der Psychologie” in 1982.

1974

Founding of C.J. Hogrefe, Inc., Toronto (Canada).

1971

The company moves from the private home of the founder to its own dedicated premises at Rohnsweg 25, Göttingen (Germany).

1958

The first volume of the “Handbuch der Psychologie” in 12 volumes is published.

1955

Dr. Carl Jürgen Hogrefe leaves his job at Göttingen University and dedicates his time to developing the publishing company.

1954

Founding of Testzentrale, Stuttgart (Germany).

1953

Publication of the first test, “Intelligenz-Struktur-Test (IST)” by Rudolf Amthauer.

1952

Publication of the first book, “Konstitution und Entwicklung” by Wilfried Zeller.

1949

Publication of the first issue of the scientific journal “Psychologische Rundschau” (“Psychological Review”). Foundation of the Hogrefe Publishing Group.