Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Gehrke – Director of Outreach
Hans-Joachim Gehrke studied History, Classical Philology, Philosophy and Educational Science at the University of Göttingen where he received his PhD and Habilitation in Ancient History. Ancient History was his area of specialization in research and teaching at several universities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and, especially, in Freiburg. He was involved in the planning and organization of several international and interdisciplinary study programs. Gehrke is, inter alia, member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Academia Europaea, and the American Institute of Archaeology. During the last years, he was President of the globally active German Archaeological Institute. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cologne.
As Director of Outreach, Hans-Joachim Gehrke connects the college to key people and institutions in the national and international scientific community. He also liaises with funding agencies, foundations, and potential donors and chairs the College's Advisory Board.