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Vice President for International Affairs, Alumni and Fundraising

Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert

Term of office

  • 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020


  • International Affairs
  • Alumni Program
  • Fundraising
  • Law Faculty affairs
  • Center for Languages and Key Competences (together with the Vice President for Teaching and Studies)


  • Born in Munich, Germany (1958); married with four children
  • 1978 Abitur
  • 1984 Veterinary license after completing university studies in Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich
  • 1986 Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude
  • 1990 Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation) in Physiology and Physiological Chemistry with Prof. Dr. Hermann Zucker
  • 1984 – 1988 Research fellow at the Department for Physiology, Physiological Chemistry and Animal Nutrition at the LMU in Munich
  • 1988 – 1990 “Research Fellow in Medicine“ at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1990 – 1992 Assistant at the Department for the Physiology of Lactation and Reproduction at the Technical University of Munich
  • 1992 University Professor (C3) for Nutritional Physiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig
  • 1995 University Professor (C4) for the Physiology and Pathophysiology of Nutrition at the University of Potsdam
  • 2005 – 2012 Chairman of the Society for Applied Vitamin Research
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Association for Nutrition (DGE), the Danone Foundation for Healthy Nutrition, and the University Society of Potsdam
  • 1997 – 2010 Liaison Professor at the Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Guest Professor at Mahidol University in Bangkok and at Khon Kaen University (both in Thailand)
  • Initiator of the Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition

Executive Assistant

Marita Böhning

Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
House 09, Room 1.Z08
Phone: 0331/977-4190
Fax: 0331/977-1089
Mail: marita.boehninguni-potsdamde

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Alumni and Fundraising

Cathrin Pfaffenbach

Haus 09, Zimmer 1.06
Tel.: 0331/977-1406
Fax: 0331/977-1089
E-Mail: cathrin.pfaffenbachuni-potsdamde