Diverse Appointments

Professorships with External Funding

Every year, the University of Bonn successfully acquires funding for additional professorships and cooperates with a variety of research institutions in joint appointments. Discover the diversity of our externally funded professorships.

High Profile Professorships

Strategic key professorships in the Transdisciplinary Research Areas (Hertz/Argelander/Clausius) as well as in the faculties (Schlegel) are funded by the Excellence Strategy (second pillar) as well as University resources.

Hertz-Professorships at the University of Bonn

Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dominik Bach
Since 04/2022
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  • Life Ethics
    Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen
    Center for Life Ethics
    Since 10/2021
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  • Global Heritage
    Prof. Dr. Paul Basu
    Global Heritage Lab
    Since 06/2022
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  • Innovation for Planetary Health
    Prof. Dr. Ina Danquah
    Center for Development Research
    Since 10/2023
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Argelander-Professorships at the University of Bonn

Mathematics - Economics - Computer Sciences
Prof. Dr. Florian Brandl 
Institute for Microeconomics
Since 04/2021
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  • Biohybrid Research
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Patrycja Kielb
    Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    Since 10/2021
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  • Organoid Biology
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ana Ivonne Vazquez-Armendariz
    Life & Medical Sciences-Institut (LIMES)
    Since 04/2023
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  • Organoids and Chemical Biology
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Elena Sabrina Reckzeh
    Seit 04/2023
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  • Environmental Economics, Sustainability and Inequality
    Jun.- Prof. Dr. Julia Mink
    Institute for Microeconomics
    Since 09/2022
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  • Law of Sustainability and Ecological Transformation
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Lorenzen
    Seit 04/2022
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  • Critical Museology and Heritage Studies
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter
    Global Heritage Lab
    Since 05/2023
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  • Integrated System Modeling for Sustainability Transitions
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wolfram Barfuss
    Center for Development Research
    Since 02/2023
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Schlegel-Professorships at the University of Bonn

  • Church History/ Reformation and Enlightenment
    Prof. Dr. Martin Keßler
    Church History
    Since 01/2022
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  • Economic and Technological Change
    Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim
    Center for Development Research
    Since 10/2021
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  • Systematic Theology
    Prof. Dr. Klaus von Stosch
    International Center for Comparative Theology and Social Issues (CTSI)
    Since 10/2021
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  • Neurovascular Cell Biology
    Prof. Dr. Carmen Ruiz de Almodóvar
    Institute for Neurovascular Cell Biology
    Since 02/2022
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  • Öffentliches Recht mit Rechts- und Verfassungstheorie und Rechtsvergleichung
    Prof. Dr. Shu-Perng Hwang
    Department of Law
    Since10/2022
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  • Bürgerliches Recht, Internationales Privatrecht
    Prof. Dr. Birke Häcker
    Institute of International Private Law and Comparative Law
    Since 01/2023
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  • Öffentliches Recht und Rechtsphilosophie
    Prof. Dr. Laura Münkler
    Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät/ Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
    Seit 10/2023
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  • Computational Biology
    Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer
    Life & Medical Sciences-Institut (LIMES)
    Seit 07/2022
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Clausius-Professorship at the University of Bonn

  • Computational Quantum Field Theory
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lena Funcke
    Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics
    Since 11/2022
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Professorships within the Clusters of Excellence in Bonn

Within the Excellence Strategy (first pillar), cluster professorships are established at the University of Bonn, which are financed by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Hausdorff Center for Mathematics

  • Prof. Dr. Anne Driemel
    Institute for Computer Science
    Since 12/2018
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  • Prof. Dr. Florian Brandl
    Institute for Microeconomics
    Since 04/2021
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  •  Prof. Christian Brennecke
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 10/2021
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  • Prof. Barbara Verfürth
    Institute of Numerical Simulation
    Since 10/2022
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  • Prof. Dr. Giles Gardam
    Mathematical Institute
    Since 10/2023
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  • Prof. Dr. Philip Milton Engel
    Mathematical Institute
    Since 10/2023
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  • Prof. Dr. Laura Vargas Koch
    Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics
    Since 10/2023
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  • Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer
    Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute & Hausdorff Center for Mathematics - HCM
    Since 01/2019
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  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Effland
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 04/2021
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  • Prof. Dr. Kevin Thurley
    Institut für Experimentelle Onkologie
    Since 02/2021
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Bonn Research Chair holders are fellows who spend three to six months a year working for the HCM.

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Ortiz
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 2016
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  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Volberg
    Hausdorff Center for Mathematics - HCM
    Since 03/2021
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Here you can find the Hausdorff Chairs at the University of Bonn that are financed from state funds allocated to the HCM Cluster.

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 12/2008
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  • Prof. Dr. Angkana Katharina Rüland
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 03/2023
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  • Prof. Dr. Lisa Sauermann
    Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
    Seit 08/2023
    Website

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Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer
Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute & Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM)
Since 01/2019
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlitzer
Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute
Since 09/2019
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Prof. Dr. Elvira Mass
Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute
Since 02/2020
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Prof. Dr. Jonathan Schmid-Burgk
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology
Since 06/2020
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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stephanie Jung
Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology
Since 10/2020
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Prof. Dr. Tobias Bald
Institute of Experimental Oncology
Since 01/2021
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Prof. Dr. Felix Meißner
Institute for Innate Immunity
Since 01/2021
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Prof. Dr. Kevin Thurley
Institute of Experimental Oncology
Since 02/2021
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Effland
Institute for Applied Mathematics
Since 04/2021
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  • Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer
    Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute & Hausdorff Center for Mathematics - HCM
    Since 01/2019
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  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Effland
    Institute for Applied Mathematics
    Since 04/2021
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  • Prof. Dr. Kevin Thurley
    Institut für Experimentelle Onkologie
    Since 02/2021
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  • Prof.Dr. Özgün Gökce
    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
    Seit 04/2023
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Beyond Slavery and Freedom

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Witzenrath
    Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
    Since 12/2017
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  • Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink
    Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 
    Since 09/2021
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  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Jarzebowski
    Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 
    Since 09/2021
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  • Prof. Dr. Julia Hillner
    Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
    Since 10/2021
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PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production

  • Dr. David Wüpper
    Institute for Food and Resource Economics
    Since 04/2023
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  • Prof.Dr. Ana Meijide Orive
    Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation
    Since 09/2023
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ECONtribute: Märkte & Public Policy

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Amelie Schiprowski
    Institute for Applied Microeconomics
    Since 10/2019
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  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Auster
    Institute for Microeconomics
    Since 09/2020
    Website

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Kleiner
    Seit 08/2023
    Institute for Microeconomics
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  • Prof. Dr. Christine Laudenbach
    Institute of Finance and Statistics
    Since 09/2020
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  • Prof. Dr. Farzad Saidi
    Institute of Finance and Statistics
    Since 04/2021
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  • Prof. Zainab Iftikhar
    Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics
    Seit 02/2023
    Website

ML4Q: Matter and light for quantum computing 

  • Prof. Dr. David Luitz
    Physikalisches Institut
    Since 01/2022
    Website 

Alexander-von-Humboldt-Professorships

Humboldt Professorships are the most highly endowed research awards in Germany. They have been awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 2008 and are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF). Below you find an overview of current and former Humboldt Professorships at our university. 

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Prof. Aimee van Wynsberghe, Alexander von Humboldt-Professur für Künstliche Intelligenz © Guus Schoonewille

Humboldt-Professorships at the University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe
Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik
Bonner Talweg 57
53113 Bonn

gefördert seit 2021

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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmucker
Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)
Abt. Entwicklung neuronaler Verschaltungen
Carl-Troll-Straße 31
53115 Bonn

gefördert seit 01.09.2019

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Prof. Dr. Judith Pfeifer
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)
Department of Islamic Studies and Languages of the Middle East
Adenauerallee 4–6
53113 Bonn

gefördert seit 01.10.2016

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Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl
Physikalisches Institut
Wegelerstrasse 8
53115 Bonn

gefördert seit 01.04.2013

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Prof. Dr. Michael Neil Forster
Internationales Zentrum für Philosophie NRW / Institut für Philosophie
Poppelsdorfer Allee 28
53115 Bonn

gefördert seit 20.03.2013

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Langer
Argelander Institut für Astronomie
Auf dem Hügel 71
53121 Bonn

gefördert seit 2009

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Prof. Walter Bruchhausen, Stiftungsprofessur für „Global Health“ am Universitätsklinikum Bonn © Katharina Wislsperger / UK Bonn

Third-party Funded Professorships

Professorships are partly funded by public institutions such as the DFG, ministries and other research organizations within the framework of third-party funded projects or research cooperations. Private donors or non-profit foundations also endow entire professorships. The following list (in alphabetical order) provides you with an overview of current professorships at the University of Bonn that are financed by such third-party funds.

Third-party Funded Professorships at the University of Bonn

  • Professur für Kunstgeschichte der Moderne und der Gegenwart, 19.-21. Jh, Schwerpunkt Provenienzforschung/Geschichte des Sammelns
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Zuschlag
    Kunsthistorisches Institut
    Regina-Pacis-Weg 1
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 04/2018
    Website

 

  • Professur für Bürgerliches Recht, Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller
    Institut für Deutsches und Internationales Zivilverfahrensrecht und Konfliktmanagement
    Lennéstr. 31
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 04/2018
    Website

 

  • Henry-Kissinger Professur für Sicherheits- und Strategieforschung
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie
    Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie
    Römerstraße 164
    53117 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 03/2019
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  • Heisenbergprofessur "Narrative der Essstörung in der zeitgenössischen Mediengesellschaft (Erzählliteratur, Film, Serien) - Spanische Literaturgeschichte der Tränen - Digitale historisch-kritische Anthologie und Übersetzung: Dichterinnen des Mittelalters"

    Prof. Dr. Claudia Jacobi
    Institut für Klassische und Romanische Philologie
    Abteilung für Romanistik
    Am Hof 1
    53113 Bonn
    Funded since 2022
    Website

  • Heisenbergprofessur "Time and temporality of the ancient city"

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuser
    Institut für Archäologie und Kulturanthropologie
    Abteilung Klassische Archäologie
    AVZ III, Römerstraße 164
    53117 Bonn
    Funded since 2022
    Website

  • Heisenbergprofessur für Kardiale Optogenetik
    Prof. Philipp Sasse
    Institut für Physiologie 1
    Venusberg-Campus 1
    53127 Bonn
    Funded since 2017
    Website

 

  • Forschungsprofessur in der Forschergruppe „Geschichte und Kultur in der Mamlukenzeit“
    Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker
    Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
    Brühler Str. 7
    53119 Bonn
    Funded since 07/2013
    Website
  • Stiftungsprofessur für Global Health - Social and Cultural Aspects
    Prof. Dr. Walter Bruchhausen
    Institut für Hygiene und Öffentliche Gesundheit
    Venusberg-Campus 1
    53127 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 05/2020
  • Stiftungsprofessur für Zellbiologie und Molekulare Wirkstofforschung
    Prof. Dr. Hanns Häberlein
    Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie
    Nussallee 11
    53115 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 09/2002
    Website
  • Stiftungsprofessur für Christliche Archäologie
    Prof. Dr. Sabine Feist
    Abteilung Christliche Archäologie
    Regina-Pacis-Weg 1
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 07/2008, neu besetzt durch Frau Feist am 01.10.2020
    Website
  • Stiftungsprofessur für Öffentliches Recht, insb. Eigentumsrecht
    Prof. Dr. Foroud Shirvani
    Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
    Adenauerallee 24-42
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 05/2013
    Website
  • NRW-Rückkehrerprogramm; Immun- und Tumorbiologie
    Prof. Dr. Eva Kiermaier
    Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)
    Immun- und Tumorbiologie
    Carl-Troll-Straße 31
    53115 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 12/2017
    Website

  • NRW-Rückkehrprogramm; Internationale Beziehungen und globale Technologiepolitik
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer
    Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie
    Römerstraße 164
    53117 Bonn
    Website
  • Neurourologie
    Prof. Dr. Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns
    Venusberg-Campus 1
    53127 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 09/2012
    Website
  • Psychosomatik und Kommunikation in der Onkologie und Transplantatuonsmedizin
    Prof. Dr. Nicole Ernstmann
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
    Venusberg-Campus 1
    53127 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 04/2016
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  • Politische Wissenschaft
    Prof. Dr. Grit Straßenberger
    Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie
    Lennéstraße 25
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 10/2015
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  • Entwicklungsgeographie und umweltbezogene Risikoforschung
    Prof. Dr. Julia Verne
    Geographisches Institut
    Meckenheimer Allee 166
    53115 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 11/2015
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  • Medienwissenschaften: Digitale Medienkultur
    Prof. Dr. Kathrin Friedrich
    Institut für Sprach-, Medien- und Musikwissenschaft
    Lennéstraße 1
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 04/2021

  • Amerikanistik
    Prof. Dr. Sabine Meyer
    Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
    Nordamerikastudienprogramm
    Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 04/2021
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  • Stiftungsprofessur für Wissenschaftsforschung und Politik
    Prof. Dr. David Kaldewey
    Forum Internationale Wissenschaft
    Abteilung Wissenschaftsforschung
    Heussallee 18-24
    53113 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 01/2018
    Website
  • Stiftungsprofessur Digital Material Appearance
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Hullin
    Institut für Informatik II
    Endenicher Allee 19A
    53115 Bonn
    gefördert seit: 11/2013
    Website

Joint Appointments

Numerous professorships are filled by joint appointments with non-university research institutions. Here you find a list of current professorships appointed according to the “Berliner Modell” or the “Jülicher Modell”.

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Rektor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch und Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) © Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

Joint Appointments

  • Prof. Dr. Nicolas Brüggemann
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Schnepf
  • Prof. Dr. Harry Vereecken
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Krieg-Venghaus
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kollet
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Luu
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Merkel
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher
  • Prof. Dr. Bert Heinrichs
  • Prof. Dr. Wulf Amelung
  • Prof. Dr. Ribana Roscher
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Pierluigi Nicotera
  • Prof. Dr. Tony Stöcker
  • Prof. Dr. Ina Vorberg
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler
  • Prof. Dr. Gabor Petzold
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Schneider
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Bradke
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Fuhrmann
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Meier
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Alexander Schweitzer
  • Prof. Dr. Lüder Jochen Garcke
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherber
  • Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter
  • Prof. Dr. Armin Falk
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Zimmermann
  • Prof. Botond Kőszegi
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gregor
  • Prof. Dr. Britta Hänisch
  • Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge
  • Prof. Dr. Clara Brandi
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Aeschbach
  • Prof. Dr. Jason Kerr
  • Prof. Dr. Juliane Fluck
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