Dr. Jens-Peter Gaul

General-Secretary of the HRK since 11 January 2016

Portrait photo of Jens-Peter Gaul
1968 Born in Karlsruhe
1989 - 1994 Studied Law, First State Law Examination, University of Heidelberg
1994 - 1997 Lecturer/research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Law Faculty, University of Heidelberg
1997 - 1999 Legal clerkship in Freiburg im Breisgau, Second State Law Examination
1999 - 2001 Biography "Jean-Jacques Rousseau", Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich 2001
2000 Doctoral degree (Dr. iur. utr.), University of Heidelberg
2001 - 2002 Policy Officer at the Executive Board of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) with responsibility for "Boards and Committees”
2002 - 2007 Initially Policy Officer, and from 2004 Director and Head of "Perspectives in Research", for the Executive Board of the DFG
2007 - 2016 Director of the European Liaison Office of German Research Organisations (KoWi, Bonn/Brussels), concurrently CEO of the Association for the Promotion of European and International Cooperation in Science (an association that legally and financially supports KoWi)
Since 11 January 2016 Secretary-General of the German Rectors´ Conference

Contact: gs[at]hrk.de