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Rector

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Freimuth

Axel Freimuth was born in Duisburg in 1957. He studied physics in Cologne. After his doctorate and subsequent postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Cologne, he became professor at the University of Karlsruhe in 1996. In 1998, he accepted the Chair for Experimental Solid-State Physics at the University of Cologne. From 1999 to 2000, he was managing director of the Institute of Physics II, and from 2000 to 2002, head of the Department of Physics. 

From 2002 to 2006, he was the speaker of a Collaborative Research Centre sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Following a research stay in 2002 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences from 2003 to 2005. Since April 2005, he has been Rector of the University of Cologne. 

From 2008 to 2010, Professor Freimuth chaired both the Rectors’ Conference of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (LRK) and the research alliance Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde. He is moreover currently chairman of the supervisory board of Cologne University Hospital. 

Since 2007, Professor Freimuth has served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne) and been a member of the board of trustees of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne) and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn) since 2005.

Rector's Office

Gabriela EsserGabriela Esser 
Email: g.esser(at)verw.uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 470 2201, 5600
Fax: +49 221  470 4893

Personal Assistant

Luzia Goldmann
Email: l.goldmann(at)verw.uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 470-1978
Fax: +49 221 470-4893

Assistant to the Rector

Annett Reicke
Email: a.reicke(at)verw.uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 470 2498


Coordination Institutional Strategy

Dr. Stephanie Bölts
Email: s.boelts(at)verw.uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 470 2345