External MemberAnnette Julius

Since 2012, Dr Annette Julius has been general secretary of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the oldest and – with approximately 14,000 scholarship holders – the largest of the thirteen foundations financed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research to support highly gifted students.

From 1984 to 1991, Dr Julius studied Russian, English and German in Cologne, Dundee (Scotland) and Moscow (then USSR) to qualify as a teacher. In 1995, at the University of Cologne, she gained her doctorate in Russian literature with a thesis on the life and work of the poet Lidija Čukovskaja.

From 1995 to 2000, after completing her doctorate, Dr Julius served as academic staff at Bischöfliche Studienförderung Cusanuswerk. In 2001 she moved to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), where she first took over the policy desk and, from 2004, headed the group “Strategy and cross-sectoral tasks”. In 2006 she switched to the DAAD office in Berlin, which she headed until 2012. Starting in 2007, she also directed the DAAD’s regional programme department “Northern Hemisphere” in Bonn.

Dr Julius is currently a member of the respective boards of trustees of the DAAD, FU Berlin, the Tönissteiner Kreis and she is a member of the advisory council of University College Freiburg.

Annette Julius joined the Heidelberg University Council in October 2021.

Dr. Annette Julius