The Rectorate

Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Cathleen Kantner was appointed as Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education on October 1, 2015. She is Professor of International Relations and European Integration at the Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty 10 “Economic and Social Sciences”.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Cathleen Kantner, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education (c) Uli Regenscheit, University of Stuttgart
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Cathleen Kantner, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education

Teaching and continuing education are the core activities of a university. As the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education, Cathleen Kantner 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, she 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.

Cathleen Kantner

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education

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Golareh Khalilpour

Coordinator for project conception and networking Stuttgarter Lernwerkstätten

 

N. N.

Assistant to the Vice Rector