Prof. Dr. Merith Niehuss, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

President professor

1978 M.A. in Modern History
1979 Dipl. Soz. Degree in Sociology
1979 Project Collaborator, Volkswagen Foundation
1982 Doctoral studies under the supervision of Gerhard A. Ritter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Topic: The Working Classes in War and Inflation
1983 Assistant to Prof. Gerhard A. Ritter
1990 Project Collaborator for the Volkswagen Foundation
1993 Post-doctoral Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation) in the Department of History and Art, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Topic: Women, the Family and Society 1945 – 1960
1994 Heisenberg Grant
1994 Acting Professor for German and European History in the 19th and
20th Centuries, Universität der Bundeswehr München
1996 Appointed to the Professorship
1999 Vice President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München
2003 Elected member of the University Council, Paris-Lodron-Universität, Salzburg (until March 2013)
2005 Elected President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München
2005 Spokesperson of the Academic Advisory Board for the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism (until 2018)
2008 Elected member of the Board of Trustees, Deutsches Museum
2010 Reelected President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (second term of office)
2010 Elected member of the University Council, Universität Stuttgart (until 2018)
2011 Elected member of the Board of Trustees, Akademie für Politische Bildung (Academy of Civic Education), Tutzing
2012 Member of the “Fraunhofer EMFT-Kuratorium”
2016 Awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit
2016 Reelected President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (third term of office)
2017 Member of the Board of Trustees of GSP Gesellschaft für Sicherheitspolitik e. V., Bonn (Society for Security Policy)
2018 Member of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
2019 Member of the Board of Trustees of Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Freiburg i. Br.
2020 Member of the Directory Board of KNDS – KMW+NEXTER Defense System N.V., Amsterdam 

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