Mercator Research Groups
26 Nov. 2010: Mercator Research Groups celebrate successful Kick-Off
As the last of four appointed professors in the research group "spaces of anthropological knowledge" takes up service these days, both groups are now fully operational.
Accordingly, the event on the 26. of November aimed to present the research groups and their projects to the invited guests (from the Foundation Mercator, scientific organizations and faculty and administration staff of RUB) and to promote exchange and discussion between interested persons within and outside the university.
4th Nov. 2010: Fourth Professor of MRG2 appointed
On November 4, 2010, Christina Brandt was appointed as Professor of History of the Life Sciences and Philosophical Anthropology by the Rector of RUB, Prof. Elmar Weiler. The MRG2 "Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge" is now complete.
1st Nov. 2010: Prof. Hoffmann joins MRG1 as "Senior Scientist"
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Hoffmann further strengthens the research activities of the Mercator Research Group 1 "Structure of Memory". The prestigious "Senior Scientist" joins the group from November 2010 to April 2011. Prof. Hoffmann's special interest is the evolution of cooperation between different brain areas for the organization of visuo-motor behavior in vertebrates.
For a brief overview of activities and research interests of Prof. Hoffmann, please see
Mercator Research Group 2 "Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge": First three professors appointed
Following a symposium between 5 and 7 November 2009 to select the best suited applicants, the first three professors of the second Mercator Research Group at RUB have been appointed in Summer 2010. The fourth professor will be appointed in autumn 2010.
Mercator Research Group 2 “Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge – Production and Transfer”: Symposium to select professors
Flyer selection symposium MRG2 (only in German)
Mercator Research Group 1 "Structure of Memory“: All professors appointed
Pressrelease RUB from 15.10.2009