The Rectorate

Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

Prof. Dr. Frank Gießelmann has been a member of the Rectorate for Teaching and Continuing Education since October 1, 2021. Frank Gießelmann is Professor and Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), at the faculty Chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Frank Gießelmann, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

We want to attract many talented students to study at our university, provide them with optimal support and ensure their academic success. We must also find the correct response to our students' increasingly diverse educational biographies and continue to develop our continuing education programs.

Prof. Dr. Frank Gießelmann

Teaching and continuing education are the core activities of a university. As the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education, Frank Gießelmann is responsible for setting the strategic goals and operative measures for all aspects of university teaching and the continuing education of employees. The Vice Rector coordinates all measures and projects in the field of further development and improving teaching, he also initiates and coordinates the necessary reform processes, in order to maintain and adapt the guiding principles of university education under multi-faceted and every-changing social, technical and financial conditions at the University of Stuttgart.

Scope and objectives

The scope and objectives of the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education include:

  • Point of contact for questions about studying, teaching and continuing education
  • Establishing, developing and adjusting study programs
  • Recruiting and supporting excellent students
  • Improving teaching quality
  • Establishing future-oriented teacher training
  • Strengthening interdisciplinary work in the study programs
  • Internationalization of teaching
  • Improving the continuing education courses on offer
  • Heading the Senate Committees Teaching and Continuing Education, and Teacher Training
  • Subject-specific supervision in the field of quality development, the Center for Teaching and Continuing Education, Professional School of Education, Language Center, the Master:Online Academy and the MINT College
  • Ansprechpartnerin für grundsätzliche Fragen zu Studium, Lehre und Weiterbildung
  • Einrichtung, Weiterentwicklung und Einstellung von Studiengängen
  • Anwerbung und Förderung herausragender Studierender
  • Verbesserung der Lehrqualität
  • Etablierung einer zukunftsorientierten Lehrerbildung
  • Stärkung der interdisziplinären Arbeit im Studium
  • Internationalisierung der Lehre
  • Verbesserung der Weiterbildungsangebote.
  • Leitung der Senatsausschüsse Lehre und Weiterbildung sowie Lehrerbildung
  • Fachaufsicht über die Bereiche Qualitätsentwicklung, Zentrum für Lehre und Weiterbildung, Professional School of Education, Sprachenzentrum, die Master-Online Akademie und das MINT-Kolleg

Major projects in the field of teaching

The Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education also coordinates the following major projects in the field of teaching at the University of Stuttgart:

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Prof. Dr.

Frank Gießelmann

Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

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Nana Moutafidou-Heining

Personal Assistant to the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

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