Rector of Heidelberg UniversityBernhard Eitel

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dr. h.c.

Dr. h.c. Comenius University Bratislava

Current term: 2019–2025

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel, a geographer, is the Rector of Heidelberg University. He represents the university both internally and externally and exercises the university’s domiciliary rights.

The Rector is responsible for the university’s development and strategic orientation, as well as fundraising. Other duties include appointments to professorships as well as the governance of the Excellence Initiative.

Equal opportunity issues are handled in the Rectorate under the aegis of the Rector. Further, the Rector is the head of the University Senate and all of its committees and he bears overall responsibility for the medical faculties.

The Rector serves a six-year term.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel has been Rector of Heidelberg University since 1 October 2007. He was re-elected by the senate for another six years in December 2012. On 12 March, 2019, the members of the University Council and the Senate voted by a large majority for his third term as Rector, which began on 1 October 2019.

Portrait Bernhard Eitel

Essays and Talks on Higher Education Issues

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Annual Celebration 2019 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2019 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2018 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2018 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2017 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2017 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2016 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2016 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2015 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2015 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2014 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2014 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2013 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2013 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2012 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2012 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2011 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2011 (DE).

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Annual Celebration 2010 (DE)

Transcript of the Rector's speech for the Annual Celebration of 2010 (DE).

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Universität Heidelberg – Realizing the Potential of a Comprehensive Research University (2017) (DE)

Bernhard Eitel: Universität Heidelberg – Realizing the Potential of a Comprehensive Research University (DE) in Hochschulgovernance - Best-Practice-Beispiele (2017), ISBN: 978-3-95721-262-7, pp. 19–32.

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The Academic Community as the Basis for a Successful University (DE) (2014)

Bernhard Eitel: The Academic Community as the Basis for a Successful University (DE), 2014.

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Leading in Science – Are Successes in Science Partly a Question of Leadership? (DE) (2014)

Bernhard Eitel: Leading in Science – Are Successes in Science Partly a Question of Leadership? (DE) in eponymous publication of the Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung (2014), ISBN: 978-3-9809206-2-9, pp. 27–32.

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The Meaning of the Doctorate (DE) (2010)

Bernhard Eitel: The Meaning of the Doctorate (DE), 2010.

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