Teaching offer is expanded: Four new honorary professors at TUM LS

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They complement academic teaching and are an important enrichment to the course offerings: Honorary professors. Four new members have now been welcomed to the TUM LS Professorial Board.

New honorary professors with the president
From left to right: Gregor Vollkommer, Lilian Busse, Martina Gastl, Peter Eisner and TUM President Thomas Hofmann (Photo: Heddergott/TUM)

Honorary professors work part-time as university lecturers and contribute their professional experience, their areas of specialization and economic and social aspects to teaching. They can also supervise doctoral theses and are entitled to participate in doctoral committees.

New honorary professors at TUM LS are:

  • Gregor Vollkommer, Presiding Judge at the Munich Higher Regional Court - Honorary Professor of Jurisprudence
  • Lilian Busse, Vice President of the Federal Environmental Agency, Dessau-Roßlau - Honorary Professor for Environmental Science -  Policy Interaction
  • Martina Gastl, Institute Director of the Weihenstephan Research Center for Brewing and Food Quality at TUM, Honorary Professor of Brewing Technology
  • Peter Eisner, Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV - Honorary Professor of Food Technology

Appointments are made according to a defined procedure, which includes a selection committee obtaining two independent external expert opinions. The appointment of honorary professors is intended to attract people with practical experience to university teaching and to bind them closely to the university in the long term.

There are currently 13 honorary professors at the TUM School of Life Sciences. Honorary professors are also employed at the other TUM Schools.

Susanne Neumann
TUM School of Life Sciences
Press Officer