Joint Symposium on "Mobility. A concept and a way of life" with the Martin Buber Society

Together with the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem the Zukunftskolleg will hold a joint symposium on "Mobility. A concept and a way of life".

The meeting is organized by Giovanni Galizia, Anda Lohan, Lukas Barwitzki, Daniela Kromrey, Daniela Poli, Bianca Gaudenzi, Nadir Weber, Andrea Lailach-Hennrich and Oleksandra Kukharenko

Margarita Stolarova

New position for Margarita Stolarova

We congratulate Margarita Stolarova who accepted a position as  Head of the Devision for Early Childhood Educational Concepts at the German Youth Institute in Munich. Margarita Stolarova joined the Zukunftskolleg as a Research Fellow in December, 2009. After holding temporary professorships at the University of Konstanz and the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Margarita will start her new position in June 2016. We wish her all the very best!

Sven Lauer

5-year Emmy-Noether project for Sven Lauer

Sven Lauer was successful in applying for a DFG funded Emmy-Noether project. For the upcoming five years, Sven and his research team will work on the project "What Is It to Ask a Question? - A Formal Pragmatic Investigation of Interrogative Force". The project will start in autumn 2016. In the meantime, Sven is a visiting researcher at Georg-August-University Göttingen (Germany). We congratulate Sven!


4- year research-based Postdoctoral Fellowship for Elliott Lash

We congratulate Elliott Lash, who has accepted a position as a Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, starting on May 1, 2016. The 4-year position is part of the ERC funded project Chronologicon Hibernicum. The project aims to create a methodology to linguistically date early Irish texts in order to facilitate research into the history of the Irish language. We wish Elliott Lash all the best for his...

Daniel Plaumann

Professorship for Daniel Plaumann

We congratulate Daniel Plaumann who has accepted an associate professorship in Algebra and its Applications at the Faculty of Mathematics at the TU Dortmund (Germany). Daniel Plaumann joined the Zukunftskolleg as a Research Fellow in 2013. His professorship will start in April 2016 and we wish him all the very best!

Ulrich Sieberer

Professorship for Ulrich Sieberer

Ulrich Sieberer has accepted a Professorship for Empirical Political Science at the University of Bamberg (Germany) starting on April 2016. Ulrich Sieberer has been a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg and the Department of Politics and Public Administration since 2011. We wish him all the best for his new position.

Eleanor Coghill

Professorship for Eleanor Coghill

We congratulate Eleanor Coghill who has been offered a full professorship in “Semitic Languages” in the Department of Linguistics and Philology at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). Eleanor Coghill is a Research Fellow since 2010 and also Researcher at the University of Zürich (Switzerland). Her professorship will be starting in August. We wish her all the best!

Tanja Rinker

Research grant for Tanja Rinker, the Center of Mulilinguism and the Binational School of Education

The Center of Multilinguism and the newly built Binational School of Education were successfull in applying for the program „Leuchttürme der Lehrerbildung ausbauen“, called by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg. Their project „Bildungssprache fördern: neue Perspektiven auf Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Fachunterricht“ will be supported with 930,000 euros. Zukunftskolleg Research Fellow Tanja Rinker, Janet Grijzenhout and her team will research in this area fort the...


Exhibition “Gedankengeflechte” on European Tour

Thanks to the success of the exhibition “Gedankengeflechte”, Julien Bernard and Julie Pelletier are organizing similar events on Biomorphism in Europe - with several artists and interdisciplinary researchers. The next exhibition will be in Lisbon in February 2016. They have also submitted applications to realize the project in Marseille and Barcelona. Julien Bernard points out: “We are happy and proud about the Zukunftskolleg having trusted us for this project, and we still present the...

Philip Leifeld

Professorship for Philip Leifeld

The Zukunftskolleg congratulates Philip Leifeld who accepted a Professorship at the University of Glasgow. In July he will start working as Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods at the School of Social and Political Sciences. We wish him all the best.

Johanna Chojnicka

4-year Postdoctoral Fellowship for Joanna Chojnicka

We congratulate Joanna Chojnicka who accepted a position as research fellow at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies of the University of Bremen. The four-year postdoctoral fellowship is financed by the program “Independent Projects for Post-Docs” of the University’s Central Research Development Fund (Zentrale Forschungsförderung). The fellowship will last until November 2019. The topic of her project is “Strategies of constructing femininity, masculinity and sexual identity in German,...


Ariel Gutman started as Software Engineer for Google

We congratulate Ariel Gutman who started working as a Software Engineer at Google in December. He is part of a group dealing with Natural Language Processing, i.e. the computational handling of human language. “I was approached by Google last year, asking me if I want to make an interview by them. Since I was at that time reflecting whether I want to continue in academia or do something else, it seemed like a fortunate opportunity. Moreover, they proved to be very flexible, waiting for a year...

Julia Boll

DFG Grant for Julia Boll

We congratulate Julia Boll whose application to the DFG for a 3-year position was granted. Starting on April 2016 she will work on her project “Thinking through Theatre: the Bare Life on Stage”. Further she will receive money for student assistants, conference and research travels, inviting guests and organizing workshops.


Professorship for Roland Weierstall

The Zukunftskolleg congratulates Roland Weierstall who accepted a Professorship for Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapy at the Medical School in Hamburg, Germany. He started working there on October 1, 2015. We wish him all the best.

Malte Drescher

Heisenberg Professorship for Malte Drescher

We congratulate Malte Drescher who is the first Heisenberg Professor at the University of Konstanz. He is professor for “Spectroscopy of Complex Systems” at the department of chemistry. On October 15, he will give his inaugural lecture on “Spies, Spins and Spectra” in which he explains the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy as a method to analyze the structure and dynamic of macromolecules.  The Heisenberg Professorship is funded by the German Research Foundation for the duration of five...

Philip Leifeld

Philip Leifeld takes up Positions in Zurich and Bern

Since October 1, Philip Leifeld has a dual affiliation at Eawag in Zurich and at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and is part of the ETH Domain, which includes the two universities of ETH Zurich and ETH Lausanne (EPFL) and the four independent research institutions of Empa, PSI, WSL and Eawag. Both in Zurich and Bern, he works as a senior researcher and member of the Policy Analysis...

Nina Schneider

Double Success for Nina Schneider

We congratulate Nina Schneider whose application to the Volkswagen Stiftung for funding a symposium was granted. She receives up to 25.000 euros to organize the conference on “The Brazilian National Truth Commission in the Context of Latin America: Local, National, and Global Perspectives” that will take place from October 15-17 at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover.

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Further the historian accepted a 3-year postdoc position at the...