Birke Häcker, Statutory Chair in Comparative Law and Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, has recently been elected a member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).
The Academia Europaea is a pan-European Academy of Humanities, Letters, Law, and Sciences, founded in 1988 with headquarters in London. Its objective is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit, for the advancement of education and for the promotion of research. Membership is by invitation only and follows a rigorous peer review selection process. In the 2020/21 nomination cycle, 366 international scholars from all fields were elected to an ordinary membership.