Advisory Board

The advisory board gives support to the management as regards the setting up and implementing of the scientific program of the SOCIUM and makes recommendations. It comments on the results of the research projects. As a general rule the advisory board meets every two years. At its regular meetings and on the basis of an comprehensive report, an evaluation of the work of the SOCIUM takes place and is reported to the rector.

The members of the advisory board are individuals who have distinguished themselves by special achievements in the research of inequality or research in social policy, also on an international level. They are appointed by the rector of the university for a term of four years.

Members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ebbinghaus
University of Mannheim, Chair in Macrosociology

Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang
WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Prof. Dr. Silja Häusermann
University of Zürich, Department of Political Science

Prof. Dr. Waltraud Schelkle
- Chairwoman of the Advisory Board -
London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute

Dr. Joachim Schuster, MEP
Staatsrat a.D., Bremen

Prof. Dr. Helga de Valk
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

Former members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Anthony B. Atkinson (1990 - 1993)
Prof. Dr. Jos Berghman (1996 - 2004)
Prof. Dr. Jochen Clasen (2006 - 2014)
Ulf Fink (1990 - 1998)
Prof. Dr. Richard Hauser (2002 - 2006)
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke (1990 - 2004)
Prof. Dr. Adrienne Héritier (2000 - 2008)
Dr. Helga Hernes (1990 - 1991)
Dr. Hans- Christoph Hoppensack (1992 -2000)
Prof. Dr. Ellen Immergut (2002 - 2006)
Prof. Dr. Franz-Xaver Kaufmann (1990 - 2006, perpetual honorary membership)
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Knappe (2002 - 2014)
Dr. Arnold Knigge (2000 - 2012)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Baron von Maydell (1992 - 2002)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Münz (1995 - 2003)
Prof. Dr. Anita Pfaff (1991 - 1999)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Riedmüller (2000 - 2009)
Dr. Herbert Rische (2010 - 2014)
Prof. Dr. Franz Ruland (2000 - 2009)
Dr. Henning Scherf (1990 - 1991)
Prof. Dr. Michael Stolleis (1990 - 1991)
Dr. Werner Tegtmeier (1995 - 2003)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wasem (2006 - 2014)
Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer (2007 - 2011)