Joint Appointments

From the beginning, one of the UP’s trademarks has been its close cooperation with the many multifaceted, extramural research institutes within the region (three Max Planck Institutes, two Helmholtz Centers, two Fraunhofer Institutes, several Leibniz Institutes, and others). Currently 69 jointly appointed professors who by default also actively participate in UP research and teaching activities constitute a key element of this successful inter-institutional research network. Joint appointments are professors associated with UP with full academic rights (including the right to vote and stand as candidate for the academic senate) but located at the participating research institutes.