As Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics, Professor Erich Schröger is responsible for the areas of research funding and developing our university’s research profile. He is also in charge of promoting junior scientists, quality assurance in research, and scientific information infrastructures.

Porträtaufnahme des Prorektors für Forschung und Nachwuchsförderung Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger
Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics Professor Erich Schröger. Photo: Swen Reichhold


  • Since April 2017
    Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics at Leipzig University
  • 2014–2016
    Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology at Leipzig University
  • Since 2013
    Member of the Committee for the Allocation of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Awards
  • 2009
    Reinhart Koselleck Project of the DFG
  • 2004–2011
    Member of the DFG Review Board for Psychology  (spokesperson from 2008–2011)
  • 1998–2003
    Spokesperson of the DFG Research Unit “Working Memory”, Leipzig University
  • Since 1997
    Professor of Cognitive and Biological Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at Leipzig University
  • 1996
    Habilitation and authorisation to teach psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1991
    Visiting scholar at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki
  • 1991
    Doctorate with the title Dr. phil. (main subject Psychology, minor subjects Statistics, Philosophy) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1986
    Diplom in Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1982
    Baccalaureate in Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy
  • 1958
    Born in Munich

Duties of the Vice-Rector

  • Fundamental and cross-faculty research issues
  • Developing the University’s research profile
  • Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Research Units and other research funding instruments
  • liaising with research funding organisations (DFG, BMBF, EU, foundations)
  • promotion of young academics
  • Research Academy Leipzig
  • quality assurance in research and ensuring good scientific practice
  • scientific information infrastructure (University Library, University Computer Centre, research information system, research data management)
  • cooperation with affiliated institutes and non-university research institutions.

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