Professor Hans-Jörg Bullinger


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. e. h. mult. Dr. h. c. mult. Hans-Jörg Bullinger

Professor Bullinger was President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2012. 

Academic/Professional Career

  • Student of mechanical engineering (specializing in production engineering), University of Stuttgart
1974 Doctorate
1975 Head of department, corporate planning, at the Fraunhofer IPA 
1978 Post-doctoral fellowship
1980 Appointment as Professor of Industrial Science/Human Engineering, University of Hagen
1981-2002 Director of the Fraunhofer IAO (since its foundation)
1982 Appointment as Professor of Industrial Science and Technology Management, University of Stuttgart
since 1. Oktober 2002 President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
since 1. January 2013 Member of the Fraunhofer Senate

Key Fields of Research

Information management (company management, information systems, human factors engineering)
  • Production management (production planning, R&D management, human resources management)


  • Otto-Kienzle commemorative medal awarded by the German university association of production engineers (Hochschulgruppe Fertigungstechnik)
  • VDI gold award for excellency (Ehrenring in Gold)
  • Human Factors Society's Distinguished Foreign Colleague Award
1991 Honorary doctorate awarded by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia-Montenegro
1991 Honorary professor of the University of Science and Technology of China
1995 Arthur-Burkhardt Prize
1998 Order of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz), medal and ribbon, awarded for outstanding services to German science, industry and society
2003 First Class Order of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz erster Klasse), awarded for extraordinary services to German science and research
2004 Honorary doctorate awarded by the polytechnical University of Timisoara, Romania
2006 Order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for promoting the transfer of knowledge between science and industry

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