Humboldt Professorship awarded to Prof. Margraf

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No. 144 - Bochum, 25.01.2011

Humboldt Professorship awarded to Prof. Margraf

Internationally renowned psychologist teaches and conducts research at the RUB

Specialist for anxiety and panic disorders sets up centre for mental health

As one of five top international scientists, on Tuesday evening, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf was distinguished as an Alexander von Humboldt Professor. Federal Research Minister Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan and the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz presented the award at a ceremony in Berlin. Prof. Margraf has taken over the chair of clinical psychology and psychotherapy at the Ruhr-Universität. With the help of the five million Euros funding from the Federal Research Ministry, he is to set up a research and treatment centre for mental health at the RUB.

Vita Prof. Margraf

After several stays in Stanford (USA), Jürgen Margraf, born in 1956, completed his degree in psychology in 1986 with a PhD in Tübingen. For his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (1990) he moved to Marburg. He subsequently became professor of clinical psychology at the University of Munster, then switched to the Freie Universität Berlin as a C3 professor, and in 1993 he was appointed professor at the Technical University of Dresden. There, following the German reunification, he established a whole new department of psychology, which rapidly developed an excellent reputation both in research and in clinical patient care. In 1999 he then moved to Basel (Switzerland) where he held the chair of clinical psychology and psychotherapy until his appointment to the RUB. Since 2010 he has been a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Editorial journalist

Meike Drießen
Press Office Ruhr University Bochum

Further information

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf, Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Zentrum für Psychotherapie der RUB, Tel. 0234/32-28169