Members of the Rectorate

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Prof. Dr. Michael Quante

Vice-Rector for Internationalization, Knowledge Transfer and Sustainability

Curriculum vitae

Personal data:

  • born in 1962 in Senden, Germany

University study, examinations:

  • 1982 - 1989, degrees in German and Philosophy at the FU Berlin and University of Münster

Doctoral study:

  • 1992, Dr. phil., University of Münster


  • 2001, Faculty of History/Philosophy, University of Münster

Professional experience:

  • since 2009, Professor of Philosophy with specialisation in "Practical Philosophy", University of Münster
  • since 2009, Principal Investigator of the Excellence Cluster "Religion and Politics", University of Münster
  • since 2009, member of the DFG-funded Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics, University of Münster
  • 2012 – 2014, held the office of President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (German Association of Philosophy)
  • since 2016, member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Academic administrative experience:

  • 2010 – 2016, Chairman of the Rectorate Committee for Research Affairs, University of Münster
  • 2013 – 2016, Ethics advisor and member of the Research Council, University of Münster
  • since October 2016, Vice-Rector for Internationalization and Knowledge Transfer, University of Münster