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Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Andreas Voßkuhle



  • 2019: Honory doctorate of the Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2017: Honorary doctorate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • since March 2010: President of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court), Chairman of the Second Senate
  • May 2008: appointed Vice-President of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court)
  • 2007: elected Rector of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg; took office April 1, 2008
  • Full Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin during the academic year 2006/2007
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Academic year 2004/2005 - academic year 2006)
  • Offer of a professorship at the University of Hamburg (offer declined, 2004).
  • Director of the Institute for Staatswissenschaft and Philosophy of Law, Department 1 (Staatswissenschaft)
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Academic year 2000/2001 - academic year 2002)
  • since 1999: Full Professor at the Faculty of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
  • 1998: Habilitation at the University of Augsburg; Subject of the thesis: "Das Kompensationsprinzip: Grundlagen einer prospektiven Ausgleichsordnung für die Folgen privater Freiheitsbetätigung - zur Flexibilisierung des Verwaltungsrechts am Beispiel des Umwelt- und Planungsrechts" (The principle of compensation: Outline of a prospective system of compensation for the consequences of the private exercise of freedom - The flexibilisation of administrative law exemplified by environmental and regional planning law). Venia legendi for the subjects Public Law, Administrative Sciences and Legal Theory.
  • 1995: Desk officer at the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, Munich
  • 1995: Bavarian Habilitation Award
  • 1992-1994: Senior Research Assisstant at the Chair of Public Law, Commercial Administrative Law and Environmental Law of Prof. Dr. Reiner Schmidt, Augsburg
  • 1992: Dr. iur. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich); received the Faculty Award for his doctoral thesis on the subject: "Rechtsschutz gegen den Richter: zur Integration der Dritten Gewalt in das verfassungsrechtliche Kontrollsystem vor dem Hintergrund des Art. 19 Abs. 4 GG" (Legal protection against the judge: On the integration of the judiciary in the system of constitutional control against the background of Article 19.4 of the Basic Law)
  • born 1963 in Detmold, Germany




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