Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak

Head of Department

Mailing Address

FB I - Psychology
University of Trier
D-54286 Trier


Office D 134, Building D (Psychology), Campus I

eMail: bosnjakuni-trierde

Phone: +49 (0)651 201-2705

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Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak is Full Professor for Psychological Research Methods at the University of Trier since July 2017.

His research interests include: Research synthesis methods, AI-based inference methods, survey methodology, open science, and consumer/business psychology. 

Previous positions:

  • 2022: Scientific Director, Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany. 
  • 2017-2021: Director, ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology, Trier, Germany. 
  • 2013-2017: Team Leader at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS Panel, Survey Operations) and Full-Professor (W3) for Evidence-based Survey Methodology at the University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2008-2012: Associate (C3) Professor of Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • 2003-2008: Junior Professor (C1), Research Methods and Business Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak received his master degree (German: Diplom) in Psychology from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1997 with a thesis on Internet-based studies in Psychology. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a dissertation on ´Nonresponse in Web Surveys´ (2002, summa cum laude, University of Mannheim), and is holding his ´venia legendi´ for Psychology since 2007 (University of Mannheim).

In June 2013, he was awarded a Honorary Professorship at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences, and in December 2013, he was awarded the Italian National Habilitation for Management (Full Professor level).


  • 2003 Karin-Islinger-Preis (beste Dissertation an der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Mannheim 2002)

  • 2007 Nominierung der Mannheimer Psychologie-Fachschaft für den Landeslehrpreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg

  • 2011 Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship, verliehen von der National University of Singapore

  • 2013 Honorarprofessur, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Mannheim