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Margret Wintermantel

German Academic Exchange Service

Margret Wintermantel has been President of the German Academic Exchange Service since January 2012. Previously she was President of the German Rectors’ Conference (2006- 2012) and Vice-President of the German Rectors’ Conference responsible for Research (2001-2006).


Margret Wintermantel studied psychology and journalism at the University of Mainz. Following her PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in psychology at the same University (1972), she gained her “Habilitation”-degree in psychology at the University of Heidelberg (1986).


Since 2005 she is Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour in recognition for her merits towards Franco-German-Cooperation in science and research. October 2009 she was decorated with the Cross of Merit, 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

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