Prof. Dr. Richard Heinzmann
Richard Heinzmann, b. 1933, studied philosophy, Catholic theology and mediaeval Latin philology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich. Doctorate (Dr. theol.) and postdoctoral qualification in Munich. Professor emeritus for Christian philosophy and theological propaedeutics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Eugen Biser Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Antes
Peter Antes, b. 1942, studied religious studies, Catholic theology and Middle Eastern studies in Breisgau and in Paris. Doctorate (Dr. phil./Dr. theol.) in Islamic studies and religious studies and postdoctoral qualification in the history of religion and comparative religious studies in Freiburg im Breisgau. Professor emeritus for religious studies in Hanover. Member of the Advisory Board of the Eugen Biser Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Martin Thurner
Martin Thurner, b. 1970, studied philosophy and Catholic theology and completed his doctorate and postdoctoral qualification in Munich. Professor for Christian Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Eugen Biser Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Mualla Selçuk
Mualla Selçuk, b. 1956 in Mardin. 1980 degree from the Theological Faculty of Ankara University. 1983 appointed research assistant, 1989 doctorate, 1992 postdoctoral qualification, 1999 named a professor. Dean of the Theological Faculty of Ankara University from 2002-2008, where she continues to teach. Additional academic and administrative responsibilities: first female member of the Presidium for Religious Affairs (DIYANET) 2001-2008; member of the UNESCO Committee ‘Cultures in Dialogue’ 2003-2006; full member of the ‘International Seminar on Religious Education and Values’ (ISREV); member of the ‘European Association for World Religions in Education’ (EAWRE).
Prof. Dr. Halis Albayrak
Halis Albayrak, b. 1955 in Erzurum. 1978 degree from the Theological Faculty of Ankara University, thereafter activity with the Presidium for Religious Affairs (DIYANET). Worked as religion teacher before going to work as an instructor at the Theological Faculty of Ankara University. 1984 named a research assistant in the field of Qur’anic exegesis. 2000 appointed professor. Worked for two years in programme development for the Turkish Ministry of Culture. 2004 and 2006 visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 2002-2008, vice-dean of the Theological Faculty of Ankara University.