The President presides over the DPG, represents it externally and directs it in consultation with the Executive Board. He or she is responsible for implementing the resolutions of the Executive Board, the Council and the Annual General Meeting.

The President attends many appointments within the Presidential Office and represents the DPG in public. The collection of selected speeches by presidents gives DPG members and interested parties an insight into this representative work of the presidency. The collection goes back to 2004.

collection of selected speeches by presidents (mostly in german)



Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich
c/o DPG e. V.
Hauptstraße 5
53604 Bad Honnef


Dr. Lutz Schröter
Volkswagen AG
c/o DPG e. V.
Hauptstr. 5
53604 Bad Honnef

Former Presidents

Dr. Lutz Schröter (4.2020-3.2022)
Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Meschede (2018 - 2020)
Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer (2016 - 2018)
Prof. Dr. Edward Georg Krubasik (2014 - 2016)
Prof. Dr. Johanna Stachel (2012 - 2014)
Prof. Dr. Gerd Litfin (2008 - 2010)
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach (2006-2008)
Prof. Dr. Knut Urban (2004-2006)
Prof. Dr. Roland Sauerbrey (2002-2004)
Dr. Dirk Basting (2000-2002)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Bradshaw (1998-2000)
Prof. Dr. Markus Schwoerer (1996-1998)
Prof. Dr. Hans Günter Danielmeyer (1994-1996)
Prof. Dr. Herwig Schopper (1992-1994)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Trümper (1986-1988)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch (1984-1986)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Queisser (1975-1977)

Deceased presidents are not listed.
⇒ List of all former presidents