Professor Ute Habel, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at RWTH Aachen Copyright: © Peter Winandy



Ute Habel


Vice-Rector for International Affairs


Building 101

Room 055

Templergraben 55

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 85230
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 82401


Academic Degrees
7/2005 Post-doctoral Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation), Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
8/2004 License to work as a Psychological Psychotherapist (Approbation)
7/1998 Doctorate in Social Sciences, University of Tübingen (magna cum laude)
5/1995 Diploma in Psychology, University of Tübingen
since 8/2018 Vice-Rector for International Affairs, RWTH Aachen
Since 4/2016 Director of INM 10, Forschungszentrum Jülich – Joint JARA BRAIN Institute "Structure-Function Relationship" between RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich
Since 2016 Spokesperson for the International Research Training Group "The Neuroscience of Modulating Aggression and Impulsivity in Psychopathology“ (DFG, IRTG 2150)
Since2013 Head of the neuropsychology section
Since1/2009 Full professor of Neuropsychological Gender Research
since 2005 Head psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at University Hospital Aachen / RWTH Aachen University
2004 to 2005 Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at University Hospital Aachen / RWTH Aachen University
2002 to 2005 Research Associate at the Hochfeld MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University Vienna (Imaging with Tesla MRI scanners (3 T))
1998 to 2005 Research Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
1996 to 1998 Research Assistant at the Institute of Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich
1995 to 1996 Research Assistant at University Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Tübiungen
Other Professional Roles & Activities
  • RWTH Rector's Delegate for collaboration with USA and Canada
  • Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine (since 09/2012)
  • Deputy Research Focus Coordinator in the field of Clinical Neurosciences, IKZF Board (Uniklinik RWTH Aachen)
2013 to 2018 Member of the Strategy Board, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

Memberships in scientific associations

Since 2016 European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Since 2006 Human Brain Mapping
Since 2001 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Psychological Society)
2017 „Working Group / Supervisor Award 2017“ from the early-career researchers of the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) and the Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology section of the German Psychological Society
2013 RWTH Fellow 2013
2011 Winning project in the "IuK & Gender Med. NRW“ competition, Gender Violence Concept – Gender-specific Detection and Support of Patients who Experienced Violence in the Aachen Region (2011, funding amount 1,289,800 euros)
2010 Hans Heimann Award (DGPPN Doctorate Award) for early-career researchers and their supervisors, worth 8,000 euros (together with Dr. Janina Seubert as a "tandem partner")

Born on February 22, 1969, in Temeschburg (Banat, Romania), two children (Jacob Alexander und Paul Dominic)


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