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Günther Deuschl is Kiel University’s first senior professor

Four people, one holds a certificate of appointment in hand
© Dr. Boris Pawlowski, Uni KielThe first senior professor at Kiel University is Professor Günther Deuschl (2nd from the right). CAU Vice President Professor Karin Schwarz (2nd from the left), Dean of Research at the Faculty of Medicine Professor Christoph Röcken and CAU President Professor Lutz Kipp congratulate him.

Professor Günther Deuschl (67) is the first senior professor at Kiel University (CAU). CAU President Professor Lutz Kipp and Vice President Professor Karin Schwarz awarded the medical professional his certificate of appointment on Wednesday 11 July. The newly-introduced “senior professor” is intended for selected, outstanding individuals with nationally and internationally acclaimed research achievements or particular teaching achievements. It enables universities to continue to actively include professors in teaching, research and further education when they retire. 

Deuschl studied mathematics, history, geography, politics and finally medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / LMU Munich. He received his doctoral degree at the LMU’s Institute of Physiology in 1980 and his postdoctoral qualification as a professor in 1988 at the University of Freiburg. After working as a doctor in clinics in Munich and Freiburg, he was appointed Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine at the CAU in 1995. His clinical and research work focussed on treating Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and resulted in numerous high-level publications. He was also involved in several joint projects and received many prizes and awards for his work.