University management

The Rectorate

The Rectorate governs the University. The Rectorate consists of the Rector, the Chancellor and the Vice Rectors. The Rectorate is advised by the Extended Rectorate Board and the Research Council.

The Rector, the Chancellor, and the Vice Rector for Information Technology are full-time Rectorate members. Permanent adjuncts are the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education, the Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education, and the Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Wolfram Ressel, Rektor der Universität Stuttgart  (c)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Wolfram Ressel, Rector, University of Stuttgart

Rector
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c.
Wolfram Ressel
Tel.: +49 711 685-82201
E-mail

Jan Gerken, Kanzler der Universität Stuttgart  (c)
Dipl.-Ök. Jan Gerken, Chancellor, University of Stuttgart

Chancellor
Dipl.-Ök. Jan Gerken
Tel.: +49 711 685-82204
E-mail

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl, Prorektor für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs  (c)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl, Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education

Vice Rector for Research
and Advanced Graduate Education

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl
Institute of Visualization and Interactive Systems
Tel.: +49 711 685-88404
E-mail

Dr. Simone Rehm, Prorektorin für Informationstechnologie  (c)
Dr. Simone Rehm, Vice Rector for Information Technology

Vice Rector for Information Technology (CIO)
Dr. rer. nat. Simone Rehm
Tel.: +49 711 685-82550
Fax: +49 711 685-72550
E-mail

Address: Azenbergstraße 12, room 3.007

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hansgeorg Binz, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education (c)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hansgeorg Binz, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hansgeorg Binz
Institute for Engineering Design and  Industrial Design
Tel.: +49 711 685-66055
Fax: +49 711 685-66219
E-mail

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Middendorf, Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (c)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Middendorf, Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Middendorf
Institute of Aircraft Design
Tel.: +49 711 685-62411
Fax: +49 711 685-62449
E-mail

Rectorate Committees

The following committees render advice to the Rectorate on issues of strategy, organization, and research promotion.

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The membership of the Extended Rectorate Board is composed of the Rectorate and the Deans of the Faculties. Also attending the Board’s meetings are permanent adjuncts of the Rectorate plus the University’s media spokesperson. The Extended Rectorate Board advises the Rectorate on:

  • Development and strategic planning including staff development
  • Conclusion of university contracts and agreements on objectives,
  • Setting of criteria for performance and workload measurement
  • Drafting the business plan,
  • Distribution of the University of Stuttgart’s available professorships, positions and resources,
  • Strategic research initiatives,
  • Such other matters for which the Rectorate considers involvement by the Extended Board as necessary.

When the University is in session, the Rectorate convenes the Extended Rectorate Board once a month.

Meetings schedule for winter semester 2018/19:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 2:30 pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 2:30 pm

Meetings schedule for summer semester 2019:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 14:30 Uhr
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 14:30 Uhr
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 14:30 Uhr

Meetings schedule for winter semester 2019/20:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 14:30 Uhr
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 14:30 Uhr
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 14:30 Uhr

The Research Council advises the Rectorate on research promotion and strategy; it may on its own initiative address research-related topics. It is specifically responsible for:

  • Requests for funding from the research fund for start-up financing of cooperative research undertakings (SFBs, GRKs, etc.) as provided for by the University of Stuttgart’s research promotion document;
  • Requests for funding from the research fund exceeding 100k euros;
  • Requests for EDP equipment, shop equipment, and large apparatus costing more than 100k euro.
  • Such other requests as delegated for review to the Research Council by the Rectorate

The Research Council is chaired by the Vice Rector for Research and Future Scientists.

Research Council membership:

  • Vice Rector for Research and Future Scientists, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peer Fischer, Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss, Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering  
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Achim Stein, Institute of Linguistics/Romance Linguistics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weigand, Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Joachim Werner, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Wrachtrup, 3. Physics Department

Rectorate adjuncts

The following individuals take part in rectorate meetings as permanent adjuncts:

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The Senior Advisor for International Affairs is responsible for the internationalization strategies and strategic support and coordination of the University of Stuttgart’s international activities. The Senior Advisor provides advice on fundamental questions relating to international cooperation in teaching and fosters the University’s international relationships.

Contact:
Dr. Wolfgang Holtkamp
Rektorat
Keplerstraße 7
70174 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 685-81086
E-mail

The Office of the Rectorate supports and advises the Rectorate members in carrying out their duties in in keeping with best practices of professional and goal-oriented university management. 

Contact:
Dr.-Ing.  Michael Waldbauer
Tel.: +49 711 685-81000
Fax: +49 711 685-71000
E-mail
Azenbergstraße 16, room 3.001
70174 Stuttgart

The Deputy Chancellor supports and advices the Rectorate in the performance of its duties in the business area of Central Administration and represents the Chancellor in her absence.

Contact:
Dr. Ulrich Engler
Tel.: +49 711 685-82205
Fax: +49 711 685-82291
E-mail

The Head of University Communications and Press Speaker advises the rectorate in all aspects of both internal and external communication and marketing.

Contact:
Dr. Hans-Herwig Geyer
Tel.:+49 711 685-82555
Fax: +49 711 685-82291
E-Mail

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The personal referent supports the rector in carrying out his duties, thus ensuring a professional and targeted university management strategy. Furthermore, he or she is also responsible for organizing the meetings held by the university rectorate and for its associated offices.

Contact:
Susanne Riedl
Tel.: +49 711 685-82202
Fax:  +49 711 685-82113
E-Mail

 

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Susanne Riedl

Personal Referent to the Rector