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Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Universitätsstraße 1 40225 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 211 81-11


Legal form

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is a public corporation (Körperschaft des Öffentlichen Rechts). It is legally represented by the Rector Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck. The responsible supervisory authority is the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Völklinger Straße 49, 40221 Düsseldorf.


Responsible supervisory authority

Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Völklinger Strasse 49 40221 Düsseldorf


VAT identification number

pursuant to Section 27a German VAT Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz – UstG)

DE 811222416


Publisher of the web pages

Rector Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck



Prof. Dr. Marc Ziegele

Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstr. 1

40225 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49.211.81-11568



Concept, design, technical implementation, technology & WWW server

Liquid Democracy e. V.

Am Sudhaus 2

12053 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 629335530



The individual facilities, faculties, institutes, seminars and administrative offices of the university are responsible for the creation and maintenance of their websites. The authors of the websites are responsible for the respective contents. If you have any questions about one of these websites, please contact the responsible author.

The use of the freely accessible and free content does not create any contractual relationship between the user and the provider.


Liability for contents

The content of the Heinrich Heine University website has been prepared with the greatest possible care. However, we shall not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content.

As the service provider, Heinrich Heine University is responsible for its own content on this website in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7 para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG). However, according to Sections 8-10 TMG, as the service provider, Heinrich Heine University is not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of gaining knowledge of a specific violation of the law. If we become aware of any such violations, we shall promptly delete the content.


Liability for links

This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). The respective operators are liable for these websites. Consequently, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf shall not assume any liability for this external content. The linked pages were reviewed for possible legal violations at the time of linking. No illegal content was identified at that point in time. However, continuous checking of the linked pages’ content cannot be reasonably expected without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf thus hereby expressly distances itself from all content on the linked pages modified after creation of the link. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the page to which reference is made, and not with the entity who refers to the respective publication via links.



The content and works on these webpages created by the page operators are subject to the copyright laws of Germany. The duplication, processing, distribution, and any form of commercialisation of this material beyond the scope of the copyright law requires the written consent of the respective author or creator.

The direct, active file download of images used via browsers by means of the “right-click function” – “direct download” – is NOT permitted. Screenshots of images used are permitted within the framework of the applicable copyright provisions.

Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this website was not created by the operator, the copyright of third parties is observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such.

The use of contact data published within the framework of the obligatory legal notice by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example via spam mails.