Professor Dr Peter-André Alt

President of the German Rectors´ Conference since 1 August 2018

Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt

The President heads the Executive Board. He or she represents the HRK internally and externally, is responsible for the day-to-day business and convenes and chairs the meetings of the various decision-making bodies. The term of office is three years and holders may only be re-elected once.

YearEvent
1960Born in Berlin
1979-1984Degree in German Studies, Political Science, History and Philosophy, Free University of Berlin
1984Doctoral degree in German Studies
1985-1987 Casual academic staff member, German Studies Department, Free University of Berlin
1987-1992Research assistant, German Studies Department, Free University of Berlin 
1992-1993Habilitation fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
1993Habilitation in German Studies
1993/1994Interim professorship, University of Rostock
1994-1995Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
1995-2002Professorship (C 4) in Modern German Literature, Ruhr University Bochum
1996-1997 Executive Director, Institute of German Language and Literature, Ruhr University Bochum
1997-2000Member of the assembly (Konvent), Ruhr University Bochum
2002-2005Professorship (C 4) in Modern German Literature, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
2005Executive Board Member of the Institute of German Philology at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
Since 2005Professorship (W 3) in Modern German Literature, Free University of Berlin
2006-2007 Dean of Studies, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Free University of Berlin and Chair of the Joint Commission of the Centre for Teacher Education
2007-2009Dean, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Free University of Berlin
2007-2010Member of the Academic Senate, Free University of Berlin
2007-2010Spokesperson for the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies funded at the Free University under the Excellence Initiative
since 2008Director of the Dahlem Research School
Since 2012President of the German Schiller Society
2010-2018President of the Free University of Berlin (re-elected 2014)
2011-2012/
2017-2018
Spokesperson of the Berlin State Rectors’ Conference
2014-2016Chair of the Executive Board of the German U15
From 1/8/2018President of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
(elected by the HRK General Assembly on 24/04/2018)