Beate A. Schücking

Prof. Dr. med. Beate A. SCHÜCKING

President, Leipzig University, Germany


Beate A. Schücking is the 968th President of Leipzig University and Professor of Health Science and Psychosocial Medicine. She is the first woman to become Leipzig University’s President since its founding in 1409. Before being elected as president she was Vice-President for Research and Doctoral Studies at Osnabrück University.

Schücking worked in research and higher education for many years. She received her degree as an MD in 1981, and her PhD in Hematology in the same year from the University of Ulm. As a member of the Faculty of Medicine at the Philipps University in Marburg (1981-1989) she specialized in Internal Medicine, Psychosocial Medicine and Family Medicine. From 1989 to 1995 she served as professor of Medicine and Health Science at the University of Applied Science in Munich. While in Osnabrück, she was elected Dean of the Faculty of Health Science, Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2000, and Vice-President for Research and Doctoral Studies in 2004.

Beate A. Schücking is the author of numerous articles and papers on aspects of scientific research and professional education. She is widely published in scholarly sources, including BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.