Senior Professors at Heidelberg University
“Senior Professor” is an honorary degree, inaugurated in 2007, that can be bestowed upon a university professor following his or her retirement or the conclusion of their obligations. The rectorate decides who shall receive the title. Heidelberg University awards both “Senior Professor” and “Senior Professor Distinctus” titles.
Upon faculty request, the rectorate may give the temporary title of “Senior Professor” to a retired professor still working at the university. A Senior Professor signs a contract for a limited time specifying their rights and duties during their continued work at Heidelberg University. The amount and duration of duties assigned to a Senior Professor may differ from case to case and may be remunerated.
The rectorate may bestow the title “Senior Professor Distinctus” on distinguished professors after their retirement or the conclusion of their obligations who had rendered exceptional services to the university. This is an honorary title awarded for life in cases of special merit and is unconnected to and does not demand any additional activities or duties at Heidelberg University.
Prof. Dr. Konrad Beyreuther
Prof. Dr. Hermann Bujard (Seniorprofessor distinctus)
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Dinjus
Prof. Dr. Rolf Gleiter
Prof. Dr. Werner Hacke
Prof. Dr. Günter Helmchen
Prof. Dr. Detlef Junker
Prof. Dr. Paul Kirchhof (Seniorprofessor distinctus)
Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose
Prof. Dr. Peter Meusburger (Seniorprofessor distinctus)
Prof. Dr. Lieselotte E. Saurma
Prof. Dr. Volker Storch
Prof. Dr. Jochen Tröger (Seniorprofessor distinctus)
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wagner
Prof. Dr. Stefan Weinfurter
Prof. Dr. Michael Welker
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Winnacker
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolfrum