Birthday of Ulrich Teichler

"More than Higher Education Research"

Invitation to a Reception and Dinner on the Occasion of Ulrich Teichler’s 70th Birthday 5 June 2012, 7-11 p.m., in Berlin

This summer, Professor Ulrich Teichler will celebrate his 70th birthday. After having worked in higher education research for 44 years and five years later than the usual retirement age he now intends to withdraw from activities like writing research proposals, coordinating projects and staff and related administrative duties. You are invited to celebrate this step towards a more quiet life together with Ulrich Teichler.

It turns out to be a good coincidence that the international conference “Changing Conditions and Changing Approaches of Academic Work” takes place in Berlin from June 4th to 6th 2012. Ulrich Teichler has lived in Berlin for 16 years, he has studied there, met his wife there, and he has started to work as a higher education researcher in Berlin as well. The conference, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is organized by the International Centre for Higher Education Research of the University of Kassel (INCHER-Kassel). You are, of course, welcome to attend the conference as well, but first of all you are cordially invited to celebrate with us on the evening of 5th June. There will be short speeches, hopefully some entertaining elements, and certainly a lot of time to meet and talk with friends.

In contrast to the rooms at the Seminaris Hotel in Berlin-Dahlem, where the conference takes place, we chose an exceptional environment for the birthday event. The traditional water works of Berlin, a more than 100 years old industrial site, has been recently transformed to an event location and thus combines industrial tradition with modernity.

The reception and dinner will be followed by the second day of the Conference. The evening starts at 7pm and ends presumably at 11pm.


Eventlocation Wasserwerk
Hohenzollerndamm 208 A
10713 Berlin, Germany

(close to U-Bahn stop Spichernstraße)


Please let us know at your earliest convenience whether can attend this event on 5 June. Fill in the registration form and send it to Katharina Benderoth. We look forward to meeting you. (This information has been already sent to the conference participants).

Donation Ulrich-Teichler-Prize

There have been inquiries as regards the most suitable presents. Instead of presents the jubilarian would be delighted if you contribute to the Ulrich-Teichler-Prize with a donation.

The Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (the Association for Higher Education Research in the German-speaking countries ( annually awards since 2008 prizes for

  • the best Doctoral thesis,
  • the best Master thesis (or similarly)

in the of area “Higher Education”, which had been submitted to an Institution of Higher Education in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria and major parts of Switzerland). Ulrich Teichler donates the costs for these wards. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research doubles the funds for a couple of years thus enabling to award two prizes each.

On June 5, there will be a donation box in the Eventlocation Wasserwerk. Of course, it is also possible to transfer a sum to the bank account of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung.

Thank you very much

Information on the Ulrich-Teichler-Price donation:

Bank account holder: Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung
Reference: Spende UTP
Bank:Sparkasse Gütersloh
Account Number: 61 911
Bank code: 478 500 65
IBAN: DE76 478 500 65 00000 61911