A voluntary position (Ehrenamt) is an activity that someone carries out voluntarily and without receiving payment. The German Research Fellowship (DFG) supports research activities financially and promotes the collaboration of researchers both nationally and internationally. Its efforts focus on promoting and training young academics. DFG members work voluntarily and are employed at institutions of higher education, in research positions as well as in academic and scientific capacities.
Numerous employees of the University of Konstanz volunteer their time for the German Research Fellowship.
Professor Andreas Marx is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Konstanz. His main areas of expertise are organic and cellular chemistry. Andreas Marx has been the coordinator of the Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology since 2007. He is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 325 Biological Chemistry and Food Chemistry.
Professor Oliver Deussen is professor of visual computing at the University of Konstanz. He is one of the co-speakers of the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” and vice speaker of the Transregio CRC “Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing”, in which research is carried out in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart. As the president of the Eurographics Association, he advocates for European research in computer graphics. Deussen is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 409 Computer Science.
Professor Karin Leonhard is professor of art theory in the Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies at the University of Konstanz and leads the Graduate Research Programme “Changing Frames”. Leonhard is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 103 Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Media Studies.
Professor Thomas G. Kirsch is professor of social and cultural anthropology in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of Konstanz. He was a member of the executive board of the Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration”. Kirsch is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 106 Social and Cultural Anthropology, Non-European Cultures, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies.
Professor Thomas Hinz is professor of empirical social research in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of Konstanz. His focus is on survey research. Hinz participated in the research project “Soziale Integration in multikulturellen Gesellschaften” (social integration in multicultural societies) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration”. He is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 111 Social Sciences.
Professor Astrid Stadler is chair of civil law, international private and civil procedural law, and comparative law at the University of Konstanz. Since 2011, she has been the Department of Law’s coordinator for the double master's programme “Comparative Studies of German, European and Chinese Law” offered in collaboration with Tongji University Shanghai. Stadler is a member of the DFG’s Review Board 113 Jurisprudence.