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American cultural anthropologist elected head of International Affairs at University of Tübingen

14 July 2016

The University of Tübingen Senate has elected a new Vice-President of International Affairs for an initial four-year term of office.  She is Monique Scheer, a professor of Historical and Cultural Anthropology.  Scheer succeeds Law professor Heinz-Dieter Assmann, who retires October 1.

University President Bernd Engler described Scheer as a distinguished researcher with outstanding international connections.  He said Scheer could give fresh impetus to the University of Tübingen’s networking with excellent institutions of higher education around the world.  “Many of our most important and very high-performance partners are in North America,” said Engler. “So I am very glad to be able to welcome Monique Scheer as our new Vice-President – our first US citizen in the President’s Office.”  He added that Scheer is well acquainted with the University’s structure and with the work of non-university research institutions, and brings with her everything the University needs to further improve its international ties.

Read the full story on the Tübingen website.