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Overview of Rector

Overview of Rector of Bielefeld University

Prof. Dr. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker

Born 25th September 1926 in Hameln/Weser
Studied Law in Frankfurt/Main
1953 Doctorate in Frankfurt/Main
1958 Post-doctoral habilitation in Frankfurt/Main

1959-1963 Professor at Saarbrücken University
1963-1969 Professor at Münster University
1969-1978 Professor of Civil, Commercial and Economic Law at Bielefeld University
1979 Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg

1965-1969 Member of the Founding Committee of Bielefeld University (1967-1969 as Chair)

1983 Honorary Senator of Bielefeld University

1980-1994 Professor of Hamburg University

Prof. Dr. Karl Peter Grotemeyer

Born 8th of September 1927 in Osnabrück
Studied Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy in Göttingen
1951 Doctorate in Göttingen
1958 Post-doctoral habilitation in Freiburg

1958 Professor and Director of the Institute of Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin
1969-1992 Professor of Mathematics at Bielefeld University

1965-2007 Member of the Wissenschaftliche Beirat [Academic Advisory Board] of Bielefeld University
1969/70 Vice-President for Research and Teaching; Re-elected Rektor five times in succession
1990-1992 Chair of the Landesrektorenkonferenz [Standing Committee of Rectors in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia]

1992 Honorary Senator of Bielefeld University

Died 30 July 2007 in Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Helmut Skowronek
(Psychology und Sport Science)


Born 31st of October 1931 in Breslau
Studied Psychology in Göttingen
1967 Doctorate in Göttingen

1970/71 Professor at Hamburg University
1971-1996 Professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education, Psychology, and Philosophy (later Psychology and Sport Science) at Bielefeld University

1971-1973 First Dean of the Faculty of Education, Psychology, and Philosophy
1983-1989 Vice-President for Teaching and Student Affairs

Died 26 July 2019 in Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Gert Rickheit
(Linguistics and German Studies)

Born 4th of October 1941 in Braunschweig
Studied Educational Science followed by Linguistics, German Studies, and Psychology in Bochum
1973 Doctorate in Bochum

1978-2008 Professor of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Bielefeld University

1980-1981 Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Died 18th of April 2011

Prof. Dr. Dieter Timmermann
(Educational Science)

Born 16th of July 1943 in Friedrichsdorf/Mecklenburg
Studied Economics in Bonn
1973 Doctorate in Bonn
1979 Post-doctorate in Bielefeld

Since 1982: Professor of Educational Planning and Economics in the Faculty of Educational Science at Bielefeld University

1989-1991 Dean of the Faculty of Educational Science
1996-2001 Vice-President for Teaching, Student Affairs, and Continuing Education

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer
(Faculty of Technology)

Born 26th of May 1956 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Studied Informatics and Mathematics at Nürnberg-Erlangen University
1985 Doctorate at Nürnberg-Erlangen University
1990 Post-doctorate at Nürnberg-Erlangen University

Since 1990 Professor of Applied Computer Science at the Faculty of Technology

1993-1995 and 1997-2001 Dean of the Faculty of Technology

2001-2007 Vice-President for Learning and Teaching

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