The rectorate

Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education

Prof. Thomas Ertl joined the rectorate on October 1, 2015 and is responsible for research and advanced graduate education. Thomas Ertl is also professor of Visualization and Interactive Systems in the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and is Head of the Visualization Institute at the University of Stuttgart.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl , Vice Rector for Research and Advance Graduate Education (c) Max Kovalenko, Universität Stuttgart
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ertl , Vice Rector for Research and Advance Graduate Education

Responsibilities and goals

The University of Stuttgart is a leading, technically oriented university (TU9), boasting a research spectrum that encompasses everything from the basic principles to applications. The responsibilities and goals of the Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education include:

  • First-class research environment and visible research success
  • Highly competitive fundamental research
  • Top performance in application-related research
  • Excellent professors and research scientists with outstanding work and career conditions and plenty of scope for creativity and independence in the field of research
  • Research cooperation and an interdisciplinary approach
  • Research infrastructure and E-Science services

The Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education coordinates the following consultative bodies and facilities at the University of Stuttgart:

Successes in the fields of research and in supporting advanced graduates have an impact on all performance dimensions at the university, particularly in terms of what we can offer students and on the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge and information in the industrial sector and in wider society.

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Prof. Dr.

Thomas Ertl

Vice Rector for Research and Advanced Graduate Education

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Dr.

Marianne Richter

Scientific Consultant of the Rector