Albertus Magnus Professorship

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The Albertus Magnus Professorship (AMP for short) is a short series of events at the University of Cologne lasting around one to two weeks, for which an outstanding scientist to be honored is appointed every year, who is supposed to teach basic principles on topics of general interest.

The professorship is named after the medieval polymath Albertus Magnus (1193 to 1280), who taught in Cologne from 1248 to 1254 at the Dominican General Studies, where Thomas Aquinas was one of his students. Albertus Magnus is considered to be one of the spiritual fathers of the hundred years after him, namely in 1388, founded University of Cologne . Its successor, today's Cologne University , established this professorship in close cooperation with the Thomas Institute by a resolution of the Senate in 2004 , for which a person of international standing is appointed who deals with questions of general importance in public lectures and seminars . These questions are currently addressed to many basic sciences, but also play an important role in the public debate. They will be held in the language preferred by the award winner. The awardees are selected on the basis of proposals from the faculties in consultation with the Consilium Decanale (a committee consisting of the six deans and the rector) and the rectorate of the university. The AMP is co-financed by the Thomas Institute, the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences , the Cologne Gymnasium and Foundation Fund and the university's budget.

Holder of the professorship

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Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne, November 2005: 11th annual report - October 2004 to September 2005 ( memento of March 24, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 177 kB; p. 7).
  2. according to information from the director of the Thomas Institute