“In my research, I deal with problems that result from, on the one hand, cross-border interactions between people and on the other, from social and technical progress, from a legal perspective. In the age of globalisation and digitalisation, people, information and all kinds of data move around the whole world. Because of this, it is not enough to consider German law alone, an international perspective is also required and is, at the same time, particularly fascinating. All over the world, the law lags behind current developments and German law is not necessarily ahead of others in this respect. I am interested in seeing that particularly weak groups of people, such as children or minorities, are not neglected.”
Susanne Lilian Gössl, 36 years old, born in Cologne. Since January 2020: Professor of Civil Law and Digitalisation in German, foreign and international private law at Kiel University. Previously Academic Advisor at the Institute of German, European and International Family Law at the University of Bonn. 2013: Doctoral degree at the University of Cologne, 2020: Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at the University of Bonn.