Prof. Holger Burckhart completed his PhD in philosophy in 1990 and his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 1997. In 2008 he was appointed to the professorship for “Anthropology and Ethics in Curative Education, taking Special Account of People with Disabilities” at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne. From 2007 to 2009 he was also pro-rector for “Teaching, Studies and Study Reform” at the University of Cologne.
He is currently the Rector of the University of Siegen, vice-president of the German Rectors’ Conference for the department of “Teaching, Learning, Teacher Training, and Lifelong Learning” and member of the German Accreditation Council. In 2014 he was appointed to the professorship for “Philosophy of Education with special focus in Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics and Theory of Science” at the University of Siegen. In 2015 he was elected to the board of the European University Association.
Term of office: 2015-2019