Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Newly appointed in Göttingen in October 2019: Prof. Dr. Sascha Münnich


On October 1st, Sascha Münnich is joining the faculty of social sciences as professor of sociology within the field of sociological theory. Sascha Münnich is bridging political sociology and economic sociology in his work and has been a junior professor of comparative sociology in Göttingen since 2013. He was John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, Center of European Studies in 2014/15 and has worked for many years as researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. The German Ministry of Education and Science has funded his research projects in the past. Sascha Münnich has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for an excellent dissertation by the German Max-Planck-Society in 2011.


Newly appointed in Göttingen in October 2019: Prof. Dr. Jessica Löser

Dr. Jessica Löser

Jessica Löser has assumed the junior professorship "Inklusiver gymnasialer Fachunterricht" as of October 2019. Previously she taught and conducted research as a research assistant at the Leibniz Universität Hannover in the Department of Special Education, Institute of Inclusive School Development/Education for Learning Difficulties.

She was also working at the Universität Bielefeld in the Department of School development and School Research. Her PhD focused on linguistic and cultural diversity at schools in different national contexts. The question of how to support heterogeneous groups, particular in inclusive settings, remains within her field of research.


Göttingen – An academic venue par excellence


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, founded in 1737, sees itself as a global player among the world’s major research institutions with a focus on research-based teaching. As many as 25,000 students are enrolled at the 13 faculties at any one time. By engaging international scholars, researchers and scientists and a high proportion of foreign students, the University of Göttingen follows its tradition as a research campus of international significance and renown. In 2007, thanks to its institutional strategy to promote top-level research entitled “Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”, Georg-August-Universität was successfully included in the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government and the State Governments. This placed Göttingen among the top nine German universities accredited with a pedigree in international competitiveness.