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Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Koschmal

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Koschmal

Professor Emeritus of Slavic Literature


Universität Regensburg
Institute for Slavic Studies
Universitätsstraße 27
93053 Regensburg

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Plattling. Study of Slavic Philology, also in the Soviet Union (Leningrad). PhD and habilitation in Slavic Philology. 1990 to 1994 Professor at the University of Saarland. 1994 to 2018 Professor of Slavic Philology at Universität Regensburg – declining various offers to assume professorships at the universities in Kiel, Münster or Heidelberg.


  • Zeitschrift für slavische Philologie (Co-editor)
  • POETICA: Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (since 2011: Co-editor)

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Director of Europeaum (until 2017)
  • Director of the international programme "East-West Studies" (until 2017)
  • Member of the BAYHOST Steering Committee (until 2017)


  • Honorary Doctorate of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Honorary Medal of the Comenius-University Bratislava