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Privatdocent

 

an academic title designating a lecturer not employed on the regular staff of universities and some other institutions of higher learning in prerevolutionary Russia and a number of foreign countries. The title was introduced into Russia on the initiative of N. I. Pirogov by the university statute of 1863 with the aim of increasing the number of teachers able to give lecture courses, in addition to professors and docents. As a rule, the privatdocent was given elective courses to teach. In accordance with the university statute of 1884, the title of privatdocent replaced the abolished title of docent.

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The University of Frankfurt, writes Claussen, "did not roll out the red carpet" to welcome the return of its sometime Privatdozent.
After university, he obtained employment as a tutor to patrician families in Berne and Frankfurt, then became successively a Privatdozent or unpaid lecturer in Jena, a newspaper editor in Bamberg, rector of a Gymnasium in Nuremberg, and, briefly, a professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg.
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Privatdozent Dr Tobias Pischon, the lead author of the paper from the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-RehbrE-cke, said: "The most important result of our study is the finding that not just being overweight, but also the distribution of body fat, affects the risk of premature death of each individual.