The JKU Awards Honorary Professorships to Two Physicians

Physicians Monika Wimmer-Röll and Andreas Pasch are honorary professors at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Honorary professors Andreas Pasch and Monika Wimmer-Röll
Honorary professors Andreas Pasch and Monika Wimmer-Röll

Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Monika Wimmer-Röll studied biology at the University of Konstanz and then earned her habilitation/post-doc in anatomy, histology, and embryology at the University of Basel. She accepted an appointment to the JKU in 2018 and since then, she has been deeply involved developing the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the JKU Faculty of Medicine, particularly in the areas of teaching and research. Univ. Prof Dr. Maren Engelhardt, head of the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, held the commendation speech.

Priv. Doz. Andreas Pasch, MD, specializes in internal medicine and nephrology, conducting research in pathophysiology and treating pathological vascular calcifications. The Swiss native has been sharing his expertise and experience as an associate scientist in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the JKU’s Faculty of Medicine since 2019. In addition, he holds presentations and teaches classes to young medical professionals. Univ. Prof. Dr. Jakob Völkl, head of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, held the commendation speech.

The awards were presented by Vice-Rector Elgin Drda and JKU Senate President Hanspeter Mössenböck.

Honorary Professorships
Upon a nomination and application submitted by the Rectorate, the Senate at the Johannes Kepler University Linz may appoint individuals as honorary professors. The prerequisites include outstanding achievement in professional practice in applying or developing academic and scientific findings and methods, as well as, based on corresponding experience, the ability to convey his/her expertise to students as part of their university classes. The appointment is made for a period of four years; extending for an additional four years is permitted without further constraints.