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Press release: Senate confirms Vice-Presidents of the University of Göttingen

No. 12 - 26.01.2023

Professor Anke Holler and Professor Bernhard Brümmer re-elected to University management


The Senate of the University of Göttingen has elected linguist Professor Anke Holler and agricultural economist Professor Bernhard Brümmer as Vice-Presidents of the University for a further term of office, posts to be held alongside their other academic roles. These proposals have been submitted to the University Foundation Committee for a decision. Both have been members of the Presidential Board since April 2021: Holler is responsible for the then newly established business area "Professorial Appointments and Equal Opportunities", Brümmer for the area "Research". Their second term of office begins on 1 April 2023 and lasts four years. "I am very pleased that the Senate has agreed with my proposals and confirmed the additional terms of office for Anke Holler and Bernhard Brümmer," said University President Professor Metin Tolan.


Anke Holler, born in 1967, has held a professorship in German Linguistics at the University of Göttingen since 2008. Previously, she held a junior professorship with tenure track at the University of Göttingen. Holler was a member of the Senate Commission for Development and Finance of the University from 2015 until her election as Vice-President and was the Senate representative for the Humanities on the Göttingen Campus Council for three years. She has initiated various interdisciplinary research projects and participated in coordinated programmes. She is currently deputy spokesperson for the DFG Research Training Group "Form-meaning mismatches".


Bernhard Brümmer, born in 1969, has held the professorship of Agricultural Market Analysis at the University of Göttingen since 2005. Before being elected Vice-President, he was Dean of Finance of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences for four years. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Board of the Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the University of Göttingen, of which he was Executive Director from 2016 to 2019. Since 2016, Brümmer has been a review board member in the DFG Review Board for Agricultural Sciences, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; he has also been and continues to be active as a principal investigator in a number of DFG programmes.