Committee for Research Strategy and Coordination

The Committee for Research Strategy and Coordination was established to discuss joint research strategies, to harness synergies with non-university research institutions, and to strengthen specific research areas. The committee primarily has an advisory function on issues of research strategy, the further development of mechanisms for strategic cooperation, the establishment of new research collaborations and outreach activities. Members serve a three-year term of office.


President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Bernd Engler

Dr. Ulrike Albrecht

Consultant, former head of the Strategy and External Relations department at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Professor Dr. Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt

Chair of Microbial Bioactive Compounds, coordinator of the CRC TRR 261 “ANTIBIOTIC CellMAP”

Professor Dr. Peter Dayan

Chair of Computational Neuroscience, director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Professor Dr. Peter Grathwohl

Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Professor Dr. Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou

Chair of Palaeoanthropology, director of the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment

Professor Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse

Professor Emeritus for Applied Cognitive Psychology, founding director of the IWM

Professor Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Professor Dr. Ulrike von Luxburg

Chair of Theory of Machine Learning, speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Machine Learning

Professor Dr. Claudia Maienborn

Chair of German Linguistics

Professor Dr. Mischa Meier

Chair of Ancient History, coordinator of the CRC 923 “Threatened Orders”

Professor Dr. Bernd Pichler

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland

Director of the NMI, Natural and Medical Sciences Institute

Professor Dr. Josef Schmid

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Professor Dr. Thilo Stehle

Dean of the Faculty of Science

Professor Dr. Detlef Weigel

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen