University Representatives


Prof. Dr rer. nat. habil. Dr h.c. Bernhard Eitel
Heidelberg University
Rector
Personal Information
Born in 1959 in Karlsruhe.
Education
1994 Habilitation, Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart Habilitation Title: "Kalkreiche Decksedimente und Kalkkrustengenerationen in Namibia: Zur Frage der Herkunft und Mobilisierung des Calciumcarbonats." ("Calcium-Rich Cover Beds and Calcrete Generations in Namibia: On the Origin and Mobilization of the Calcium Carbonate")
1989 Doctorate, Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart (with Honours) Dissertation Title: "Morphogenese im südlichen Kraichgau unter besonderer Berücksichtigung tertiärer und pleistozäner Decksedimente. Ein Beitrag zur Landschaftsgeschichte Südwestdeutschlands." ("Morphogenesis in the South-ern Kraichgau with Respect to the Tertiary and Pleistocene Cover Beds: A Contri-bution to Landscape History in Southwest Germany")
1980-1986 Staatsexamen, Geography and German, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Academic Career
Since 2001 Full Professorship (C4) of Physical Geography, Director of the Institute of Geography, Universität Heidelberg, Director of the Institute of Geography of Heidelberg University
2001 Offered full professorship of Physical Geography, University of Bayreuth (declined)
2000 Offered full professorship (C4) of Physical Geography, University of Göttingen (declined)
1995 Professor (C3) for Physical Geography, University of Passau
1989-1995 Akademischer Rat (Associate Professor), Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart
1989 Scientist at the Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart
1986-1989 Scientist at the Department of Geography and Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Functions in Academic Self-Administration
Since 2007 Rector of Heidelberg University
2006-2007 Vice Dean for Earth Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
2005-2006 Spokesman of the University Senate
2004-2006 Dean of the Combined Faculties of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
2002-2004 Vice Dean for Earth Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Since 2001 Director, Institute of Geography
Memberships (Selection)
Since 2021 Member of the Board of Directors of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)
2018-2020 Chairman of the Baden-Württemberg state Rectors' Conference
Since 2017 Vice Chairman Council Science Media Center Germany (SMC)
2016-2018 Vice Chairman of the Baden-Württemberg state Rectors' Conference
2012-2014 Spokesman of the German U15, a strategic interest group for outstanding research universities with top medical faculties
2006-2007 Member of the Scienti c Advisory Board for the Research Group (AK) on Geomorphology (Deutscher AK für Geomorphologie in der DGfG e.V.)
2005 Commission Member of the State of Niedersachsen Commission for the Evaluation of Research in the Departments of Geography in the State's Universities
2004-2009 Member of the UNESCO-IGCP 500 Management Group "Westerlies and Monsoons: Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Dryland Environments, Hydrology and People"
2004-2007 Committee Member of the Heidelberg Geographic Society (Heidelberger Geographischen Gesellschaft [HGG])
2002 Steering Committee Member of the GeoUnion (Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung)
2002-2007 Member of the Executive Commission of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)-Working Group on "Interaction between Fluvial, Aeolian and Lacustrine Processes in Arid Regions"
2002-2006 Chairman of the Research Group on Geomorphology in the German Society for Geography
2002-2004 Chairman of the Heidelberg Geographic Society
1994-2002 Member of the Supervisory Board for the Research Group on Geomorphology in the German Society for Geography
Awards and Distinctions
2021 Awarded with the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" of the state of Japan for the many years of commitment to the founding and build-up of HeKKSaGOn, a German-Japanese university consortium
2019 Awarded with the "Pro Universitate" medal of the Semmelweis University Budapest for the promotion of scientific exchange and partnership between the universities of Budapest and Heidelberg
2016 Honored by the Geological Society of America with the "Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research" for pioneering achievements in researching the environmental history of deserts
2015 Awarded honorary doctorate by the Comenius University in Bratislava
2011 "Ordre des Palmes Académiques" (highest grade) by the French Republic for significant contributions to the French higher education system
2010 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences
2009 Elected as corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
2008 Member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
Areas of Research
Geomorphology, Soil Geography, Geoecology, Geoarchaeology, Arid Environments and Dryland Research, in particular in Europe, the Arctic, Southern Africa, South America, China (Xinjiang).
Selected Publications
  • Eitel, B., van der Borg, K., Eberle, J. & Megies, H. (2002): Late Pleistocene / Early Holocene glacial history of northern Andréeland (Northern Spitsbergen / Svalbard Archipelago): evidence from glacial and uvio-glacial deposits. – Z. Geomorph. N. F. 46: 337–364.
  • Eitel, B., Hecht, S., Mächtle, B., Schuhkraft, G.,Kadereit, A., Wagner, G. A., Kromer, B., Unkel, I. & Reindel, M. (2005): Geoarchaeological evidence from desert loess in the Nazca-Palpa region, southern Peru: Palaeoenvironmental changes and their impact on Pre-Columbian cultures. – Archaeometry 47: 137–185.
  • Eitel, B., Kadereit, A., Blümel, W. D., Hüser, K. Lomax, J. & Hilgers, A. (2006): Fluvial deposits in the Upper Hoanib river catchment, northwestern Namibia: New evidence of environmental changes before and after the Last Glacial Maximum at the eastern Namib Desert Margin. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 234: 201–222.
  • Eitel, B. & Mächtle, B. (2009): Man and environment in the eastern Atacama Desert (Southern Peru): Holocene climate changes and their impact on Pre-Columbian cultures. In: Reindel, M. & Wagner, G.A. (ed.): New Technologies for Archaeology, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 17–37.

Prof. Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller
Heidelberg University
Vice-Rector for International Affairs
Education
2008 Habilitation, University of Cologne
2004 Doctorate, Heidelberg University
1995-2002 Law studies, Heidelberg University and University of Montpellier
Academic Career
2019 Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University (NTU)
2018 Visiting Professor, University of Vienna ("Das politische IPR unserer Zeit")
2017 Visiting Professor, Georgetown University in Washington, DC ("Doing business in Europe")
2017 Visiting Professor, Nancy-Université ("Droit international privé")
2015-2018 Visiting Professor, University of Göteborg ("Comparative Company Law")
2014 to present Professor of Private Law, Commercial Law, International Private Law, and Comparative Law, Heidelberg University
2011-2014 Professor of Private Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, and Comparative Law, University of Freiburg
2008-2011 Professor of Private Law, International Company Law, and European Business Law, University of Mannheim
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, Institute for Private International and Comparative Law, University of Cologne
Academic Administration
2019 to present Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Heidelberg University
2014 to present Director of the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Law, and International Business Law, Heidelberg University
2011-2014 Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law, University of Freiburg
2008-2011 Director of the Institute of Business Law, University of Mannheim
Scholarships and Awards
2008 Helmut Schippel Award from the German Notary Association for the post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation)
2005-2008 Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Professional Organisations and Publications
  • Member of German Council for International Private Law (Federal Ministry of Justice), German Association of Professors of Civil Law, Society of Comparative Legislation (Paris), German Corporate Lawyers Association (VGR), German Institute for Art and Law Heidelberg (IFKUR), German-French Lawyers Association (President since 2016), German Society of International Law (member of expanded Executive Board), German Lawyers' Day (DJT), German Society for Comparative Law, European Group for Private International Law (GEDIP)
  • Co-editor, "Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht" [Journal for Business and Corporate Law] (since 2011)
  • Co-editor, "Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht" [Journal for European Private Law] (since 2012)

Dr. Nagahiro Minato
Kyoto University
President

Dr. Kyoko Inagaki
Kyoto University
Exective Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs,
Public Relations, and External Affairs

Prof. Yasuyuki Kono
Kyoto University
Vice-President for International Strategy

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Vice-President for Innovation and International Affairs
Education
He studied chemistry at Universität Karlsruhe, one of the predecessors of the KIT, and then graduated in Karlsruhe at the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry.
Academic Career
From 1992 to 2007 Thomas Hirth worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal, Germany and held various positions. In December 2007, Hirth became director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart.
Since April 2008, he in addition has been professor at the University of Stuttgart and head of the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP of Stuttgart University.
From 2012 to 2015, Hirth was vice dean of Faculty 4 Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering of Stuttgart University.
From 2014 to 2019 Thomas Hirth was chairman of the steering committee in the research program "Bioeconomy Baden-Württemberg".
Position Held
Vice-President for Innovation and International Affairs, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Awards, Decorations, and Memberships
From 2012 to 2015, Hirth was spokesman of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences and Member of the Presidential Council of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
From 2012 to 2020 he was a member of the DFG Process Engineering Review Board.
He is also Chairman of the ProcessNet Steering Committee and Spokesperson for THINKTANK Industrial Resource Strategies.
Selected Publications
  1. F. Derwenskus, F. Weickert, I. Lewandowski, U. Schmid-Staiger, T. Hirth
    Economic evaluation of up- and downstream scenarios for the co-production of fucoxanthin and eicosapentaenoic acid with P. tricornutum using flat- panel airlift photobioreactors with artificial light
    Algal Research 51, 1-11 (2020)
  2. I. Lewandowski, E. Bahrs, N. Dahmen, T. Hirth, T. Rausch, A. Weidtmann
    Biobased value chains for a growing bioeconomy
    Global change biology/Bioenergy 11, 4-8 (2019)
  3. J. Barz, M. Haupt, C. Oehr, T. Hirth, P. Grimmer
    Stability and water wetting behavior of superhydrophobic polyurethane films created by hot embossing and plasma etching and coating
    Plasma processes and polymers 16, (2019)
  4. I. Jesswein, S. Uebele, A. Dieterich, S. Keller, T. Hirth, T. Schiestel
    Influence of surface properties on the dip coating behavior of hollow fiber membranes
    Journal of applied polymer science 135 (2018)
  5. R. W. Scholz, T. Hirth Losses and efficiencies – From myths to data: Lessons learned from sustainable phosphorus management Resources, Conservation and Recycling 105, 211-215 (2015)

Prof. Dr. Hideo Ohno
Tohoku University
President
Education
1982 Ph. D of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
Professional Experience
2018- The 22nd President of Tohoku University
2016-2018 Director, Center for Spintronics Research Network, Tohoku University
2013-2018 Director, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
2012-2018 Professor, Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems, Tohoku University
2012-2013 Director, Laboratory of Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
2010-2018 Principal Investigator, WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research
2010-2018 Director, Center for Spintronics Integrated Systems, Tohoku University
2004-2010 Director, Laboratory of Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
1995-2018 Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
1994 Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University
1988-1990 Visiting Scientist, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
1983-1994 Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Hokkaido University
1982-1983 Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Hokkaido University
Awards
2019 JSAP Paper Award
2019 ISCS Welker Award
2018 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2017 MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology
2016 C&C Prize
2016 Leo Esaki Prize
2016 DPS Paper Award
2015 JSAP Compound Semiconductor Electronics Achievement Award
2012 IEEE David Sarnoff Award
2012 JSAP Outstanding Achievement Award
2011 Distinguished Professor, Tohoku University
2011 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates
2009 IEEE Magnetics Society, Distinguished Lecturer
2008 Distinguished Professor, Tohoku University
2006 Honorary Professor, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2005 The 2005 Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize
2005 Presidential Prize for Research Excellence
2005 Japan Academy Prize
2004 Fellow, Institute of Physics
2003 IUPAP Magnetism Prize
1998 IBM Japan Science Award
Research Field
Spintronics


Professor Hideo Ohno received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1982.
He is currently the 22nd President of Tohoku University. He was Director of Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Director of Center for Spintronics Integrated System, Tohoku University, Principal Investigator of WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Professor of Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems, Tohoku University and Director of Center for Spintronics Research
Network, Tohoku University. His current research interests include physics and applications of spin phenomena in semiconductors and metal-based nanostructures. Professor Ohno received the IBM Japan Science Award (1998), the IUPAP Magnetism Prize (2003), Japan Academy Prize (2005), Presidential Prize for Research Excellence, Tohoku University (2005) and the 2005 Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) since 2004, an honorary professor of Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2006, a fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) since 2007, a fellow of American Physical Society (APS) since 2012 and a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2018. IEEE Magnetics Society named him for the Distinguished Lecturer for 2009. He was awarded the Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate (2011), the JSAP Outstanding Achievement Award, IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2012), JSAP Compound Semiconductor Electronics Achievement Award (2015), DPS Paper Award (2016), Leo Esaki Prize (2016), C&C Prize (2016), MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology (2017), ISCS Welker Award (2019) and JSAP Paper Award (2019). He was appointed as the Distinguished Professor at Tohoku University.

Prof. Toshiya Ueki
Tohoku University
Executive Vice President for General Affairs, Financial Affairs and International Relations
Positions Held
Since 2018 Executive Vice President for General Affairs, Financial Affairs and International Relations, Tohoku University
2012-2018 Executive Vice President for General Affairs, International Relations, Tohoku University
Director, Office of President, Tohoku University
2009-2012 Executive Vice President for Financial Affairs, Tohoku University
Director, Tohoku University Library
2008-2009 Executive Vice President for International Affairs and Legal Affairs, Tohoku University
2006-2008 Executive Vice President for Education and Professional Graduate Schools, Tohoku University
2004-2006 Dean, Faculty and Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
Member of the President Election Committee, Tohoku University
2001-2003 Member of the Education and Research Council, Tohoku University
Teaching and Research Career:
Since 2001 Professor of International Law, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
1999-2000 Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University
1996-1997 Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University, U.S.A
1988-1990 Visiting Fellow, Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, UK
1986-1999 Associate Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University
1983-1986 Research Associate, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Education
1983 B.A. in Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Awards and Memberships (Selection)
2021- Executive Council Member, Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
2020- President, Japanese Association of World Law
2020- Treasurer, Japanese Society of International Law
2019- Council Member, International Law Association of Japan (ILA Japan Branch)
2018-2020 Editor in Chief and Chairperson of the Editorial Committee, Japanese Society of International Law
2016- Executive Council Member, Japanese Society of International Law
2014-2017 Chairperson of the Planning Committee, Japanese Association of World Law
2012-2018 Chairperson of the Committee for Young Researchers, Japanese Society of International Law
2006- Member, Planning Committee, International Law Association of Japan (ILA Japan Branch)
2005- Council Member, Japanese Association of World Law
2003-2006 Member of the Editorial Committee, Japanese Society of International Law
2000-2004 Member, International Committee on Accountability of International Organization, International Law Association (ILA)
2000-2003 Member of the Planning Committee, Japanese Society of International Law
2000- Council Member, Japanese Society of International Law
1994 27th Adachi Mineichiro Memorial Award
 Toshiya Ueki is the Executive Vice President for General Affairs, Financial Affairs and International Relations of Tohoku University and is also a Professor of International Law at the Faculty and Graduate School of Law. Prof. Ueki served as the Dean of the Faculty and Graduate School of Law (2004-2006) and from 2006 he has been an Executive Vice President of Tohoku University.
 He has authored or co-authored articles on international law and written many books on the subject. He has been recognized for his exceptional work in the fields of transnational / international law and for his studies on the theory of international law related to international organizations. For his outstanding academic achievements, he was awarded the 27th Adachi Mineichiro Memorial Award in 1994. From 1988 to 1990 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, UK, and from 1996 to 1997 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University, USA. Prof. Ueki is a member of a number of distinguished academic societies including the Japanese Society of International Law and the International Law Association, and from May 2020 he is serving as the President of the Japanese Association of World Law.
 As EVP of Tohoku University, Prof. Ueki strives to develop Tohoku University's international relationships, academic affairs, and its global network through active participation in international academic consortia and other global activities.

Prof. Dr. Noriko Osumi
Tohoku University
Vice President for Public Relations and Promotion of Diversity
Noriko Osumi is vice president of public relations and the promotion of diversity at Tohoku University.

A graduate of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Osumi has a Ph.D. in craniofacial developmental biology. She has been a professor at Tohoku University's School of Medicine since 1998, working in the field of developmental neuroscience.

Osumi's research interests include development of the brain and models of neurodevelopmental disorders to understand underlying neuropathology.

Recently, she has been studying the regulatory mechanisms for transgenerational effects of paternal aging with regards to offspring behaviour. Handling rodent embryos and imaging brain cells are the expertise of her lab.

Osumi sits on various governmental committees and has particular interest in those dealing with ethical issues, grant system development and career paths for young scientists. She served as a member of Science Council of Japan (2005-2014) and has been assigned as Associate Fellow of TWAS (2012-) and as Associate Member of EMBO (2018-). She was a representative of the Japan Science and Technology Agency's CREST project (2005-2010) and of the KAKENHI Group Grant (2016-2020), supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

As Tohoku University's first female vice president from 2018, Osumi is passionate about gender equality and diversity, and being a role model for young women in science. She heads the Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion and is an active member of Japan's diversity network.

Osumi is a keen reader, and her love of books is also reflected in her work. She currently serves as director of Tohoku University Libraries. She has contributed to write several books on brain development, evolution, and disease for public, and also translated three books so far, from English into Japanese: "Essential Developmental Biology" by Jonathan M.W. Slack, "The Birth of the Mind" by Gary Marcus and "Why Aren't More Women in Science?" a collection of essays edited by Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams.

Prof. Dr. Masahiro Yamaguchi
Tohoku University
Vice President for Education Reform and Global Engagement
Masahiro Yamaguchi is Vice President for Education Reform and Global Engagement, and also Director of Advance Graduate School, Director of the Global Learning Center and the Center for Culture and Language Education in the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, as well as Director of the International Strategy Office at Tohoku University. He has played an important role in the internationalization of the university, in particular in designing the international strategy and international education. He has devoted himself to the implementation of the Tohoku University's Top Global University Project.

He has been a professor at the Department of Physics in the Graduate School of Science since 2003. His research area is theoretical particle physics and cosmology. He was awarded the Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Prize in 1996.

Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne
University of Göttingen
Representative for International Affairs
Education and Academic Career
Since 2004 W2 Professor of German as a Foreign Language and Linguistics, De-partment of Intercultural German Studies, Department of German Phi-lology, University of Göttingen
2003 Venia Legendi; university teaching credentials for the subject "German as a Foreign Language (Intercultural German Studies)", Faculty of Lan-guages and Literature, University of Bayreuth; Post-doctoral degree on the topic: "Everyday intercultural communication between German native speakers and Anglophone US-American foreign language learners. Face work in narrative, discursive and directive discussions"
1997-2004 Commissioned by the Institute for German Studies, responsible for the development and implementation of the degree programme "German as a foreign and second language" for students in teachers' training, TU Braunschweig
1996-2004 Deputy Head of Language Centre, Technical University (TU) Braun-schweig, Germany Department Head "German as a Foreign Language" Academic Counsellor, Language Centre, TU Braunschweig
1990-1992 Distance Learning Business Administration, Business Academy Bad Harzburg, Germany
1989-1995 Teacher of special tasks; Head of International Summer Courses, Lan-guage Centre, TU Braunschweig
1987 Doctorate in linguistics, Institute for German Studies, TU Braunschweig
1986-1988 University Lecturer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Department of German Studies, School of Mechanical Engineering Shanghai, People's Republic of China
1982 Degree course in German Studies/History and English Literature, Higher Teaching, TU Braunschweig, 1st state examination
Positions Held
Since 2021 Representative for International Affairs, University of Göttingen
2009-2021 Vice-President for International Affairs, University of Göttingen (2009–2011 additionally Vice-President for Research)
Since 2015 Head, "Refugees" Task Force, University of Göttingen
2007-2009 Member of the Senate, University of Göttingen
Awards and Decorations
2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nanjing University, People's Republic of China
2009 Honorary Professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, People's Republic of China Appointments to national and international posts, committees, expert groups
Since 2020 Member of Executive Committee of the European University ENLIGHT
Since 2018 Head of the "Regional Research Team Europe" for the World Humanities Report in cooperation with UNESCO-CIPSH
2018 Member, Ad-hoc Expert Group "European Universities", EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Since 2018 Chair of the working, group "China Competence in Lower Saxony" of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
2018-2020 Member, Steering Committee "Global Education", British Council, London, UK
Since 2016 Member, Board, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany
2015-2021 Member, Language Advisory Board, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany
Since 2015 Member, Advisory Board, Society for Intercultural German Studies, Bayreuth, Germany
2014-2021 Chair, Board of Trustees, Academic Confucius Institute, Göttingen/ Nan-jing/Beijing
2014-2016 Member, Executive Board, COIMBRA Group, Brussels
2014-2019 German Chair, "Intercultural German Studies" Working Group in China, Beijing
2014 Chair, Expert Circle on developing of a China strategy, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin
2013-2019 Member, Board of Directors, U4 Network; Ghent, Groningen, Uppsala, Göttingen
2012-2015 Member, Board, Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Founding activities and memberships
2005-2012 Founder and CEO, not-for-profit Institute for Intercultural Communication (IIK e.V.), University of Göttingen
Since 2004 Founder and Director, Institute for German-Chinese Cultural Comparison, University of Göttingen (since Nov. 2005: German-Chinese Institute for Intercultural German Studies and Culture Comparison)
Selected Publications
Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Egron-Polak, Eva/Green, Madeleine/Matei, Liviu/Nokkola, Ter-hi/Purser, Lewis/Teixeira, Pedro (Hrsg.) (ab März 2019): Internationalisation of Higher Education. Developments in the European Higher Education Area and Worldwide. DUZ Academic Publisher. Berlin.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Reiffenrath, Tanja (Hrsg.) (2017): Internationalisierung der Curricula an Hochschulen. Konzepte, Initiativen, Maßnahmen. W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Bielefeld.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud (2017): Die Rolle der Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Göttingen aus der Sicht der Hochschulleitung. In: Schaede, Stephan (Hrsg.): Unvermeidliche Königsdisziplinen. Zur forschungspolitischen Relevanz des Selbstverständnisses von Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften im norddeutschen Raum. Reihe Loccumer Protokolle Band 79/16. Rehburg-Loccum, 73-87.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Müller, Andreas (2017): Umbrüche gestalten, zwischen Hochschule, Schulpraxis und Bildungsadministration. In: Mercator-Institut für Sprachförderung und Deutsch als Zweitsprache (Hrsg.): Blick zurück nach vorn. Perspektiven auf sprachliche Bildung in Lehrerbildung und Forschung. Erfahrungen aus den geförderten Forschung- und Entwicklungsprojekten. Köln: Mercator-Institut, 33-35.

The complete list of publications can be found here:
https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/591929.html

Prof. Dr. Shojiro Nishio
Osaka University
President
Education
1980 Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Kyoto University
1977 Master of Engineering, Kyoto University
1975 Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto University
Academic Career/Positions Held
2015-Present President, Osaka University
2013-2015 Distinguished Professor, Osaka University
2013-2015 Director, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
2007-2011 Executive Vice President, Osaka University
2004-2006 Advisor to the President, Osaka University
2003-2007 Dean, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
2002-2015 Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
2001-2008 Program Director (Information and Networking Area), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2000-2003 Founding Director, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
1998-2002 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
1992-1998 Professor, School of Engineering, Osaka University
1992-1992 Associate Professor, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1989-1992 Associate Professor, Education Center for Information Processing, Osaka University
1988-1989 Associate Professor, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1988-1988 Visiting Fellow, British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute, Canada
1980-1981 Visiting Research Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
1980-1988 Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Awards, Decorations, and Memberships
Awards and Decorations
  • Person of Cultural Merits (selected by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) (2016)
  • Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award in the information science and technology field from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (2014)
  • Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award from IEICE (2014)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award from Tateisi (OMRON) Science and Technology Foundation (2012)
  • Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan (2011)
  • Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award from IPSJ (2011)
  • Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award from DBSJ (2011)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award from Funai Foundation for Information Technology (FFIT) (2005)

Memberships
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Computer Society, Technical Committee on Data Engineering, Asian Coordinator: 1992-1997)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) (Honorary Member) (member of the board of trustees: 1999-2000, Vice President: 2012-2013, President 2017-2019)
  • Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) (Honorary Member)
  • Database Society of Japan (DBSJ) (member of the board of trustees and auditors: 2002-2011, President: 2012-2013)
  • Japan Federation of Engineering Society (JFES)
  • Fellow of IEEE (Life Fellow), IPSJ, IEICE, and JFES.
  • Science Council of Japan (2006-2020, Chair of Informatics: 2011-2014)
Selected Publications
  • M. Shirakawa, T. Hara, and S. Nishio: IDF for Word N-grams, ACM Trans. on Information Systems, Vol. 36, No. 1, Article No. 5, June 2017.
  • M. Shirakawa, K. Nakayama, T. Hara, and S. Nishio: Wikipedia-based Semantic Similarity Measurements for Noisy Short Texts Using Extended Naive Bayes, IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 205-219, June 2015.
  • Y. Komai, Y. Sasaki, T. Hara, and S. Nishio: KNN Query Processing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 1090-1103, May 2014.
  • Y. Okaie, T. Nakano, T. Hara, and S. Nishio: Distributing Nanomachines for Minimizing Mean Residence Time of Molecular Signals in Bionanosensor Networks, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 218-227, Jan. 2014.
  • T. Yoshihisa and S. Nishio: A Division-Based Broadcasting Method Considering Chanel Bandwidths for NVoD Services, IEEE Trans. on Broadcasting, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 62-71, Mar. 2013.
  • M. Erdmann, K. Nakayama, T. Hara, and S. Nishio: Improving the Extraction of Bilingual Terminology from Wikipedia, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 4, Article 31, pp. 31-1-31-17, Oct. 2009.
  • K. Harumoto, T. Nakano, S. Fukumura, S. Shimojo, S., and S. Nishio: Effective Web Browsing through Content Delivery Adaptation, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 571-600, Nov. 2005.
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Prof. Dr. Genta Kawahara
Osaka University
Executive Vice President
Education
1994 Doctor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1989 Master of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1987 Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Academic Career
2005-present Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
2001-2005 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
1999-2001 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Ehime University
1998-1999 Visiting Scholar, Center for Turbulence Research, NASA-Ames/Stanford University
1996-1998 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Ehime University
1989-1996 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Ehime University
Position Held
2017-present Executive Vice President, Osaka University
2015-2017 Executive Advisor to President, Osaka University
2013-2017 Dean, Graduate School of Engineering Science, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
2011-2013 Member of University Council, Osaka University
2009-2011 Associate Dean, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Awards, Decorations, and Memberships
2019 Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge
2006 RONBUN Prize (Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics)
2002 RYUMON Prize (Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics)
1997 JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) Medal for Outstanding Paper
1994 JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) Young Engineers Award
Selected Publications
  • G. Kawahara, M. Uhlmann, L. van Veen, The Significance of Simple Invariant Solutions in Turbulent Flows, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 44 (2012), 203-225.
  • G. Kawahara, S. Kida, Periodic motion embedded in plane Couette turbulence: Regeneration cycle and burst, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 449 (2001), 291-300.