Born 0000 in Berlin Professor of veterinary medicine and educational psychology Dr. Leo Brunnberg will be responsible for the areas of international relations and liaison with the German Government.
Prof. Dr. Leo Brunnberg is head of the Small Animal Clinic, Freie Universität Berlin since 20 years. He is specialist in animal surgery and is one of the leading persons in Europe in this field. He is the programming director of the European College of Veterinary Surgery (ESVS) since 15 years in Berlin. He has been Dean of the Faculty for 10 years (2003-2013) and Senator of the Academic Senate, Freie Universität for 15 years and 4 year of the Medical School Charité.After qualifying as a veterinarian (German state examination) in Munich, he received professional training in surgery for 3 years and 3 years in radiology. He earned his doctorate in traumatic diseases in the elbow joint of dogs. He completed his academic career with a habilitation thesis (PhD) in cruciate ligaments in dogs. Up to now he published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals.As doctoral adviser he supervised more than 150 doctoral and 4 PhD thesis.In 2012 Prof. Brunnberg received the Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany for his achievements, his commitment in supporting young academics, especially young veterinarians from foreign countries and his sociopolitical merits.
ACADEMIC CARREER Study 1967-1972 Studies of Veterinary Medicine, LMU Munich, Germany) Graduation / Academic Degrees 1988 Habilitation (LMU Munich, Germany) 1974 Doctoral thesis (Dr. med. vet.), LMU Munich Current Positions (s) Since 1993 Professor and Head, Small Animal Clinic, FU Berlin Positions held 1991 – 1993 Professor (C3), Small Animal Clinic, School of Vet., Med. Hannover 1988 - 1991 Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, LMU Munich 1973 – 1988 Resident, lecturer, senior lecturer, Dept. of Surgery, LMU Munich 2014 – 2018 Visiting Professor University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno Relevant International Research Experience 1989 Guest lecturer at the Clinic for Surgery and Ophthalmology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards 2013 Senior Professor of the Freien Universität Berlin 2013 Goldene Ehrennadel der Freien Universität Berlin 2012 Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2008 Award of the Richard-Völker-Medal 1989 Royal Veterinary College, University of London (grant of the Erasmus foundation) 1979 Scapula fractures of the dog Award of the „Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft und Druckerei“ (Hannover, Germany). Membership and Further Activities 2013 Senior Professor of the Freie Universität 2013 Badge of honour in gold from the Freie Universität Berlin 2012 Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany Since 2004 Member of the Community of Berlin Scientists Since 2003 Member of the scientific board of the Institute of Zoo- and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany Since 2003 Member of the scientific board for Breeding and Research of the German Community of Dog breeders (Federation Cynologique) 2003-2006 Senator of the Human Medical Board Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin “Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin” 2003 - 2013 Dean of the Faculty Since 2002 Elected Member of the Scientific Community “German Academy of Natural Scientists” Leopoldina (Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher) 1998 - 2013 Board Member of the Veterinary Faculty 1998 - 2013 Senator of the Academic Board of the FU Berlin
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- B. Sc. (Hons) in Environment Protection Technology
- B.Sc. in Food Science & Engineering
- B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering
- B. Sc. Hons. in Bio-Technology
- Bachelor of Human Health (Similar to Public Health)
- BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
- BSS Hons. in Sociology (Bachelor in Sociology)
- BA Hons. in Economics (Bachelor in Economics)
- BS Hons. in BPA (Bachelor in Public Administration)
- BA Hons. in English (Bachelor in English)