The social scientist Professor Andrea D. Bührmann, PhD, became Vice-President of the University of Göttingen on 1 October 2015. Professor Bührmann is responsible for nested areas of Studies and Teaching, and among others, Equality and Diversity. Additionally, she will be taking care of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology along with the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

Andrea D. Bührmann studied at the University of Münster and received her Ph.D. there in 1995. In 2003, she earned her post-doctorate, qualifying as a university lecturer in General Sociology. Afterwards, she worked as acting professor at the University of Dortmund and the LMU Munich and as a visiting professor at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna. In 2011, she was offered a professorship at the University of Göttingen. During the summer term of 2014, she worked as a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Before Professor Bührmann was elected Vice-President, she also held the position of Dean of Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences and was member of the investigative committee of the ombudsman committee for Good Scientific Practice at the University of Göttingen.