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Professor Dr Joybrato Mukherjee

Joybrato Mukherjee completed his studies in English, Biology and Education at RWTH Aachen University in 1997. He is a fully qualified secondary school teacher. In 2000 he received his doctorate at the University of Bonn; here he also completed his habilitation in 2003. In the same year, he was appointed as Professor of English Linguistics at Justus Liebig University Giessen.

Professor Dr Mukherjee served as President of JLU Giessen from 2009 to 2023. Prior to that, he was already a member of the Presidential Board as First Vice President. From 2012 to 2019, he also held the office of Vice President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and since 2020 he has been the honorary President of the DAAD. He is a member of a number of scientific advisory boards and boards of trustees, including for various non-university research institutions.

Professor Mukherjee’s research focuses on computer-based corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, English syntax and variety research. Numerous research and teaching visits have taken him to various universities abroad.