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The University mourns its Vice President Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil

Portraitfoto von Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil
Photo : Karla Fritze
Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil

In deep mourning, the University of Potsdam bids farewell to its Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil. The university has not only lost a highly esteemed and committed university lecturer and lawyer, but also a competent colleague and a formative member of the university administration. The heartfelt sympathy of all university members goes out to his wife and two sons at this difficult time.

In recent years, Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil has significantly shaped teaching and studying at the University of Potsdam with his commitment and vast expertise. As Vice President, he broke new ground and introduced system accreditation in Potsdam. He integrated new concepts and processes and in doing so advanced the development of teaching and studies enormously. As a member of the university administration, he was creative and solution-oriented, while keeping his focus on the university and its employees and students.

University President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.: “Andreas Musil was not only a great professor of law, an innovative vice president for studies and teaching, and a consistently critical spirit, but first and foremost a politically and socially committed person with heartfelt sincerity. Working with him was always a great enrichment, both professionally and personally. We will miss him - as a colleague and as a friend.”

Prof. Jens Petersen, Dean of the Faculty of Law: “It is solely thanks to Andreas Musil that we were one of the first law faculties to award a bachelor’s degree in addition to the state examination. Ten years ago, he thereby ensured the continued existence of our faculty in difficult times. As an inspiring teacher and one of the nation’s leading tax lawyers, he created a highly successful master’s program in corporate and tax law.”

In 2007, Dr. Musil was appointed Professor of Public Law, in particular Administrative and Tax Law, at the University of Potsdam, where he initially fought for the continued existence of the Faculty of Law. In 2012, he was elected Vice President for Teaching and Studies. From 2011 to 2020, he was a part-time judge at the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg. After a long and difficult battle against cancer, Andreas Musil has now been taken from this life far too early. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Contact: Dr. Silke Engel, Sprecherin der Universität Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 977-1474
E-mail: presseuni-potsdamde

Photo: Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil (Photo: Karla Fritze)
Media information 20-06-2022 / No. 066


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