The University Council

External impetus for further development of the university

With the amendment to the German Federal Law on Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulgesetz) in February 2000, the University Council was established as a third executive committee of the university, alongside the Senior Management and Senate. When selecting its members, the University made use of the so-called option clause. Instead of choosing a majority of the Council members from university employees, the university nominated nine persons, and thus all members, from outside the university.

The State Law on Higher Education (Landeshochschulgesetz LHG) that came into force in 2005 stipulates a further opening policy of the universities - and specifies that at least the majority of Council members and the Chairman must come from outside the university. Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences has decided to keep the proven Council of external members only. This makes Karslruhe University of Applied Sciences one of the few universities in Baden-Wuerttemberg that comprehends a far-reaching external impetus as an opportunity for further development and has decided to profit from it.

Major tasks of the University Council:

  • Decision-making on structure and development planning of the university
  • Supervision of the Senior Management
  • Decision-making on draft budget or economic plan

Members of the University Council for the 2016-2020 term:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Elsner

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology – ICT

Professorship for Polymer Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT

University Council member since September 1, 2011

Chair

Wolfgang Grenke

Chairman of the Board of GRENKE AG

President of the Umbrella Organization of Chambers of Commerce of Baden-Württemberg

President of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce

University Council member since September 1, 2016

Deputy Chair

Margareta Barth

Former President of the Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg (State Institute for the Environment, Measurement and Nature Protection)

University Council member since September 1, 2016

Lorenz Kohlbecker

CEO of APL Parking GmbH

University Council member since September 1, 2011

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kraft

Vice-President for Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT

Professorship for Nanostructured Functional Materials funded by the Bosch Group, KIT

University Council member since September 1, 2016

Dr. Carola Richter

Senior Vice President Economic Evaluations – CDE, BASF SE

University Council member since January 20, 2018

Dr. Tanja Rückert

Executive Vice President LoB Digital Assets & IoT, SAP SE

University Council member since September 1, 2016

Prof. Dr. Marion Weissenberger-Eibl

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

Chair of Innovation and TechnologyManagement, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

University Council member since September 1, 2016

Frithjof Punke

Head of Personnel at Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Wörth

University Council member since September 1, 2011

Contact

Rektorat
Michael Wolbring
Assistant, Dean's Office

Building R, room 209
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-1018
Fax +49(0)721 925-1005
Email michael.wolbringspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

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