Mission and goals

What the DHV stands for

The DHV was re-founded in 1950 as a continuation of the German Association of Universities, which was dissolved in 1936. It champions impartial academia in a liberal constitutional state and advocates the freedom and indivisibility of research and academic teaching.

The DHV actively contributes to university and educational politics in Germany. It acts in the political, legal and business interests of university teachers in opposition to state and society. It is particularly concerned with up-and-coming academics.

The work of the DHV serves the university teachers profession as a whole as well as the interests of each individual member. The DHV follows up legal and administrative measures with statements and proposals.

The DHV is a comprehensive service and information institution for German university teachers and up-and-coming academics.


What does membership offer?

  • the monthly bulletin "Forschung & Lehre" (Research and Teaching) with articles and contributions of current interest from university life
  • a subject related academic advertisement service providing regular notification of vacanct professor positions
  • individual legal consultation in all aspects of university, civil service, employment and payment law as well as copyright, publishing and fiscal law
  • a monthly e-mail newsletter containing, among other things, information about topics from the area of university politics and law as well as new publications
  • access to current law and regulations, statements and lectures
  • special offers and reductions with insurance companies, hotels, credit cards companies and more
  • but above all: the representation of the professional interests of university teachers in opposition to state and society.