Stephan Michael Schröder
Stephan Michael Schröder, since 2022 Vice Rector for Academic Staff and Equal Opportunities, University of Cologne. Born in Namibia. Studied Scandinavian Studies, Political Science and History at the Universities of Kiel, Minneapolis and Odense. M.A. in Kiel 1988, Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies in Berlin (Free University) 1993. Academic employment 1991–2005 at the Free University and the Humboldt-University in Berlin, interrupted by a scholarship stay in Copenhagen 1997–1999, financed by the German Research Council. Since 2005 Professor in Scandinavian Studies at the Department of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Cologne. 2015–2019 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the first three years responsible for staff, gender equality and diversity, the last one for international affairs.