Leipzig University’s Head of Administration and Finance is responsible for the areas of budget, personnel, legal affairs, construction matters and technology as well as security, environmental protection and occupational safety. Professor Birgit Dräger has been our Head of Administration and Finance since 2015.

Die Kanzlerin der Universität Leipzig, Frau Prof. Dr. Birgit Dräger sitzt am Tisch und schaut in die Kamera.
Leipzig University’s Head of Administration and Finance: Professor Birgit Dräger. Photo: Swen Reichhold

Biography

  • Since 16 February 2015
    Head of Administration and Finance at Leipzig University
  • 2010–2015
    Vice-Rector for Structure and Finance at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2002–2010
    Managing Director of the Biocentre at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1999–2002
    Dean of the Department of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1995–2015
    Professorship for Biogenic Drugs at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1995
    Habilitation and authorisation to teach pharmaceutical biology
  • 1991
    Specialist pharmacist for pharmaceutical analytics
  • 1988–1995
    Assistant professor (C1) at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry at the University of Münster
  • 1986–1989
    Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for a period at the Research Center for Cell and Tissue Culture at Kyoto University
  • 1982–1986
    Doctoral thesis at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Münster, overseen by Professor W. Barz
  • 1981
    Pharmaceutical examination and licence to practise pharmacy
  • 1976–1981
    Pharmacy degree at Westphalian Wilhelm University of Münster
  • 1957
    Born in Hopsten in the district of Steinfurt

Duties of the Head of Administration and Finance

  • Head of central administration
  • Responsible for the budget: preparation of the business plan and annual accounts, financial management
  • Internal legal oversight
  • Building, space and property matters
  • Maintaining security, in particular ensuring technical security, data protection, information security, building security, environmental protection, occupational safety and fire safety
  • Appointment and retention negotiations in cooperation with the Rector
  • Supervisor of non-academic staff
  • Human resources administration
  • Human resources development
  • Occupational health management 
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