Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Merith Niehuss
Date of Birth: 13. Februar 1954
Place of Birth:
Bielefeld

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Studies of History, English and Sociology


1978: M.A. in Modern History


1979: Dipl. Soz. Degree in Sociology


1982: Doctoral studies under the supervision of Gerhard A. Ritter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Topic: The Working Classes in War and Inflation


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


1996: Appointed to the Professorship at the Universität der Bundeswehr München


1999 – 2003: Vice President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München


2003 – 2013: Elected member of the University Council, Paris-Lodron-Universität, Salzburg


2005 – today: Elected President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München


2005 – 2018: Spokesperson of the Academic Advisory Board for the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism


2008: Elected member of the Board of Trustees, Deutsches Museum


2010 – 2018: Elected member of the University Council, Universität Stuttgart


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


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