The rectorate

Vice Rector for Research

Prof. Jan Knippers was appointed as a member of the rectorate, responsible for research, on January 1, 2019. Jan Knippers is Professor and Head of the Institute of Building Structures and structural design at the University of Stuttgart’s Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers , Vice Rector for Research
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers , Vice Rector for Research

Excellent research performance flourishes in a skilled, competitive and creative environment where researchers of all qualification levels receive the highest level of support.

Professor Jan Knippers, Vice Rector for Research

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 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

Successes in the fields of research 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.

Jan Knippers

Vice Rector for Research

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Charlotte Toulouse

Personal Assistant to the Vice Rector for Research

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