Honorary Senators at Bielefeld University

Conferred on 16.02.1983

Retired Principal Dr. h.c. Eberhard Freiherr von Medem †
(died 19 January 1993)
1965-1968: commissioner of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for planning the organization and administration of a university in eastern Westphalia; 1965-1968: member of the founding committee of Bielefeld University

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker, Emeritus
1965: member of the founding committee of Bielefeld University; 1967-1969 chair of said committee; 1969: "founding rektor" of Bielefeld University; 1969-1978: Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law at the Faculty of Law, Bielefeld University

Retired Minister of State Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Paul Mikat †

1965-1967: chair of the founding committee of Bielefeld University; 1962-1966: Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Schelsky †
(died 24 February 1984)
"Planner" of the university in eastern Westphalia; 1965: member of the founding committee and chair of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1970-1971: managing director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF); 1970-1973: Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University

 

Conferred on 05.07.1989

Retired University Chancellor Dr. Eberhard Firnhaber
1968: member of the founding committee of Bielefeld University; 1968-1989: chancellor of Bielefeld University

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hartmut von Hentig PhD, Emeritus
1965: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1968-1987: Professor of Education at Bielefeld University and academic director of the Laborschule [Laboratory School] and the Oberstufenkolleg [High School College]; 1972-1974: Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhart Koselleck †
(died 3. February 2006)
1965: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1968: member of the founding committee of Bielefeld University; 1973-1988: Professor of Theory of History at the Faculty of History (and Philosophy, History Department), Bielefeld University; 1974-1979: Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Maihofer †
(died 6. October 2009)
1965: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1970-1972 and 1978-1981: Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Philosophy of Law, and Sociology of Law at the Faculty of Law, Bielefeld University; 1971-1972: managing director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF); 1972-1974: Federal Minister With Special Responsibilities; 1974-1978: Federal Minister of the Interior

 

Conferred on 15.07.1992

Prof. Dr. Karl-Peter Grotemeyer †
(died 30. July 2007)
1965: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1970-1992: Rektor of Bielefeld University

 

Conferred on 29.06.1994

Prof. Dr. Erich Christian Schröder †, Emeritus
died 2. April 2013)
1967-1969 and 1978-1980: Rektor of the Pedagogical University Westphalia-Lippe; 1980-1990: Professor at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Bielefeld University; 1980-1983: Vice President for Teaching, Student Affairs, and Continuing Education at Bielefeld University

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Storbeck †
(died 9. Mai 1997)
1970-1993: Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University; 1971-1987: Vice President for Structure, Planning, and Building at Bielefeld University

 

Conferred on 03.07.1996

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Niklas Luhmann †
(died 6. November 1998)
1968: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1968-1993: Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University (Bielefeld University's first ever Professor)

 

Conferred on 16.12.1998

Bundespräsident a. D. Dr. h.c. Johannes Rau †
(died 27. January 2006)
1970-1978: Minister of Science and Research for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia; 1978-1998: State Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia; 1999-2004: Federal President of Germany

 

Conferred on 21.01.2004

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Ulrich Wehler †, Emeritus
died 5. Juli 2014)
1971-1996: Professor of General History of the 19th and 20th Centuries at Bielefeld University; founding dean of the Faculty of History

 

Conferred on 08.07.2009

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, Emeritus
1968: member of the Academic Advisory Board of Bielefeld University; 1968-1997: Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at Bielefeld University; 1970/71: Dean of the Faculty of Sociology; 1979-1983: Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

 

Conferred on 14.06.2017

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus
Since 1994 Professor of Physical Chemistry, Bielefeld University; 2001-2003: Vice President for Research and Young Researchers at Bielefeld University; 2008-2013: member of the University Council of Bielefeld University; engaged in numerous science and research organizations and on many occasions awarded for her commitment; provider of ideas and impulses, e.g. for the teutolabs of Bielefeld University

 

Interview on the occasion of the appointment (YouTube)