Board of Members

Prof. Dr. Andreas Timm-Giel Chairman
President of Hamburg University of Technology

Prof. Martin Köttering
President of Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E.h. Edwin J. Kreuzer
President of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Lenzen
President of Universität Hamburg

Dr. Dorothea Rüland
Secretary-General

Executive Committee

Frank Fehrenbach is a professor in the Department of Art History at Universität Hamburg, a position that arose from his appointment to an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2013. From 2005 to 2013, he was professor at Harvard University. Since 2018 he has served as co-speaker for the Centre for Advanced Studies “Imaginaria of Force” at Universität Hamburg.Frank Fehrenbach received his PhD from the University of Tübingen in 1995 and his habilitation from the University of Basel in 2003.

Lorraine Daston has been a member of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science since 1995 and served as its director until 2019. She is a regular visiting professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and honorary professor of the history of science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Lorraine Daston received her PhD in the history of science from Harvard University in 1979 and has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis and Göttingen University, among others.

Jörg Hacker served as president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina from 2010 to 2020 and was president of the Robert Koch Institute from 2008 to 2010. From 2003 to 2009 he served as vice president of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
After receiving his PhD in biology from the University of Halle in 1979 and his habilitation from the University of Würzburg, Jörg Hacker was appointed professor of microbiology at Würzburg in 1988.

Margret Wintermantel served as president of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2012 to 2019 and as president of the German Rectors’ Conference from 2006 to 2012. She was president of Saarland University from 2002 to 2006.After studying psychology and journalism at Mainz University, Margret Wintermantel received her PhD in 1972 and her habilitation in psychology from the University of Heidelberg in 1986. In 1992, she was appointed professor of social psychology at Saarland University.

Administrative Office

Dr. Dorothea Rüland
Secretary-General
dorothea.rueland@hias-hamburg.de
phone: +49 40 428 38 – 4033

Dr. Astrid Bothmann-Lucko
-on parental leave-

Sonja Gräber-Magocsi, PhD
Fellow Management
Academic Coordination
sonja.graeber-magocsi@hias-hamburg.de
phone: +49 40 428 38 – 4475

Tanja Kruse Brandão
Public Relations and Events
tanja.kruse.brandao@hias-hamburg.de
phone: +49 40 428 38 – 6795

Christiane Kuhrt
Financial & Legal Administration
christiane.kuhrt@hias-hamburg.de
Tel.: +49 40 428 38 – 4049

Lola Mense
Fellow Management
Academic Coordination
lola.mense@hias-hamburg.de
phone: +49 40 428 38 – 2193

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