Education and work
After graduation in 1951 at the Maximilian Gymnasium in Munich Probst made initially an agricultural teaching, which he completed with the test agents. Subsequently, he studied agricultural science at the Technical University of Munich, which he finished in 1958 with a degree in agricultural engineering. In Munich, he became in 1953 a member of the Catholic Student Association KDSt.V. Agilolfia in Freising in the CV. Upon graduation, he passed the state examination for the higher agricultural civil service. He then worked as a researcher at the Scientific Institute of milk at the TU Munich. In 1961 he was here with the paper "On hereditary influences on milk protein content - studies for three Simmental herds " doctorate to the Dr. agr.
After two years as a special adviser for agriculture in Upper Franconia Albert Probst was back working at the Technical University of Munich from 1963. He was in charge here, a research project in the field of population genetics. In parallel, the scientists became involved in local politics.
Albert Probst is married and has four children.
He was deputy for many years chairman of the cultural policy working group of the CSU.
Member of Parliament
From 1960 to 1973 Probst was a member of the council of the district of Munich -Land. He was also a member of the Municipal Council of Garching 1966-1990.
Probst was from 1969 to 1998 Member of the German Bundestag. Here he was from 1972 to 1976 Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science and from 1976 to 1982 Chairman of the Committee for Research and Technology.
Until 1982 he held the position of Chairman of the Working Group on Education, Science and Journalism of the CSU group.
Probst is always drawn as a directly elected representative of the constituency of Munich - Freising country or in the Bundestag.
From 1991 to 1999 Probst Germany represented in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council and in the Assembly of Western European Union.
On October 4, 1982 Probst was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Research and Technology led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl Federal Government. He spoke up vehemently for his early teaching of dealing with (micro- ) computers at school. After the parliamentary election in 1990 he resigned from the government on 24 January 1991.