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Award Ceremony of the Margherita von Brentano Prize 2023

Jan 23, 2024 | 05:00 PM
Verleihung des Margherita-von-Brentano-Preises 2023

Verleihung des Margherita-von-Brentano-Preises 2023
Image Credit: CeDiS FU Berlin

This year's Margherita von Brentano Prize of Freie Universität Berlin goes to Dr. Mechthild Koreuber (Chief gender equality officer of the Freie Universität Berlin von 1999-2023)



Prof. Dr. Günther M. Ziegler
President of the Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Ina Czyborra
Senate Department for Science, Health and Care


Prof. Dr. Jutta Allmendinger,
Chairwoman of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

Andrea Güttner
Chancellor of the Freie Universität Berlin (mdWdAb)

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kornhuber
Institute of Mathematics

Short Movie
„Gespräche mit Emmy Noether“ des porträttheater wien e.V.

Awarding of the prize to: Dr. Mechthild Koreuber

Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger, First Vice Chairwoman of the Freie Universität Berlin

Words of Thanks

Dr. Mechthild Koreuber 

Musical Closing   

Prof. Maria Baptist
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler 


Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig
Lateinamerika Institut der Freien Universität 

Start   17:00 followed by a reception

The Margherita von Brentano Prize, endowed with 15,000 euros, has been awarded since 1995 every two years by the university's Executive Board to outstanding individuals and innovative projects that have rendered outstanding services to the advancement of women and/or gender studies. Previous prizewinners include the student initiative "Medical Students for Choice" (2019), Prof. Dr. Beate Rudolf, the joint research collective "Frauen und Flucht" headed by Prof. Hansjörg Dilger und Kristina Dohrn (2017), the working group Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung e.V. (2015), the initiative group for the foundation of a Centre for Gender Studies in Medicine (GiM) (2007) and the Berlin lawyer Seyran Ateş (2006).

The prize's eponym, Margherita von Brentano, received her doctorate from Martin Heidegger in 1948 and became a professor at the Institute for Philosophy at Freie Universität in 1971. In 1970, she was the first woman to be elected vice president of the university. Margherita von Brentano made it her concern to overcome professional discrimination against women at universities and research institutions as early as the early 1960s. She was also active in other social fields: Until her death in 1995, for example, she campaigned for the erection of a Berlin memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2024 | 05:00 PM

Henry-Ford-Bau, Hörsaal A,
Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin

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