Horst Hippler

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Horst Hippler

President of the German Rectors´ Conference since 1 May 2012

1946 Born in Goettingen
1966-1970 Studies of Physics, Universitaet Goettingen, Germany
1971 - 1975 Assistant lecturer at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland
1974 Dr. sc. tech., École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland
1975 - 1976 Postdoctoral fellow at the IBM Research Laboratory San Jose, California, USA
1977 - 1992 Research associate at the Institute for Physical Chemistry, Universitaet Goettingen, Germany
1988 Promoted to professor for Physical Chemistry, Universitaet Goettingen, Germany
since 1993 Professor for Physical Chemistry, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
since 2000 Member of the curatorship of the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
2002 - 2009 President of the Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH)
2004 - 2012 Deputy chairman of the plenum of the universities in the German Rectors´ Conference (HRK)
since 2004 Member of the supervisory board of the German-French University
2006 - 2009 President of TU9 German Institutes of Technology
since 2007 Member of the "Board of Trusties" of the German university-information-system GmbH (HIS)
2008 - 2012 Chair of consortium of German Technical Universities (ARGE TU/TH)
since 2008 Member of the "Conseil d´Administration" de l´Université de Lyon
since 2008 Member of the "Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation l´énergie de demain" of the EDF ( France)
2009 Member of acatech (German Academy of Science and Technology)
2009 - 2012 President of the "Karlsruhe Institute of Technology" (KIT)
2010 - 2012 Chair of the rectors´ conference of the universities of Baden-Württemberg
since 2010 Member of the Visionary Board of MINATEC (Grenoble)
5/2011 Awarded honorary doctorate by the École nationale supérieure d’arts et métiers (ENSAM) in the university association ParisTech
2011 Correspondant member of the Mathematic-Physical Class of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities Goettingen
since 2011 Member of the "Conseil d´Administration de l´École Polytechnique de Paris"
since 2011 Member of the "Comité consultatif international de l´ANR sur l´Energie Durable et Environnement"
since 2011 Member of the "Comité d´Orientation et Prospective" of the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris
since 2012 Member of the "Comité Stratégique" of the Sorbonne University, Paris
since 1 May 2012 President of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz / German Rectors´ Conference (HRK Presidency, International Affairs incl. EU)
12 May 2015 Re-elected as President of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz / German Rectors´ Conference (until 31 August 2018)