The university distinguishes persons who have renders special services to the university by conferring on them the title of honorary senator. The decision is made by the Senate on a proposal by the Rectorate, as described in Section 11, Paragraph 5 of the University Constitution.
Here is a list of the current honorary senators (in chronological order by the date of their appointment; last updated: 08.07.2020)
|08.05.1991||Mangold, Prof. Dr. Klaus|
|18.03.1992||Danielmeyer, Prof. Dr. Hans Günter|
|22.12.1993||Pestalozzi, Prof. Dr. Karl|
|05.07.1995||Teufel, Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Erwin|
|17.01.1996||Weitzmann, Prof. Dr. h.c. Horst|
|27.06.2001||Reiche, Volker H. H.|
|27.06.2001||Sótonyi, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Péter|
|16.06.2004||Nothhelfer, Dr. Norbert|
|16.06.2004||Ungethüm, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael|
|21.06.2006||Kang, Dr. Shin-Ho|
|20.06.2007||Salomon, Dr. Dieter|
|18.06.2008||Mack, Roland Dr. h.c.|
|19.06.2013||Ritter, Alfred Theodor|
|04.02.2014||Kley, Dr. Karl-Ludwig|
|22.09.2017||Friedrich Pfeifer, Dr. h.c. Lya, J.D.|
|13.06.2018||Dr. Fritz Ruf|
|05.06.2019||Bauer, Dr. Robert|
|08.07.2020||Rüland, Dr. Dorothea|
|24.05.2022||Volz, Prof. Dr. Karl-Reinhard|
The University of Freiburg has conferred the title of honorary senator since 1922. The title is a personal honor that becomes void upon death.
Historical List of All Honorary Senators
In 2015 the University Senate arranged for a historical review of the honorary senators to be conducted. Click here to read the final report of the group of experts commissioned for this purpose [de]. On the basis of the report, the Senate resolved in 2017 to dissociate itself from the appointment of six past honorary senators with a National Socialist past (pressrelease). The historical list of all honorary senators appointed since 1922 now includes footnotes calling attention to the dissociation next to the names of these six persons.