Senate

The Senate is responsible for taking decisions regarding research, performing arts, artistic development, teaching, learning, cooperative learning programmes and further education, except in cases where stipulated by law that another central body, faculty or academic institute should do so.

The members hold office for four years. Student members hold office for one year.

Ex-officio members

  • Rector (Chair)
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Head of Administration
  • Faculty Deans
  • Equal Opportunities Representative

Elected members

  • 5 professors
  • 3 members of academic staff
  • 3 members of support staff
  • 6 students

Members

Board of Executives
Prof. Dr. Rolf Schofer
Prof. Dr. Edgar Jäger
Prof. Dr. Michael Lederer
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mescheder
Birgit Rimpo-Repp

Deans
Prof. Martin Aichele (DM)
Prof. Dr. Stephan Lambotte (GSG)
Prof. Dr. Mohsen Rezagholi (IN)
Prof. Dr. Martin Heine (ITE)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner (MLS)
Prof. Dr. Margareta Müller (MME)
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Schneider (W)
Prof. Gabriele Hecker (WI)
Prof. Jörg Jacobi (WING)

Equal Opportunities Representative
Prof. Dr. Marianne Andres

ELECTED MEMBERS

Professors
Prof. Dr. Volker Bucher
Prof. Dr. Rütger Conzelmann
Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Salat
Prof. Dr. Ulf Schreier

Members of Academic Staff
Ralf Brändle
Kordula Kugele
Dr. Manuela Philipp

Members of Support Staff
Klaus Rimbrecht
Armin Schaumann
Marina Taichrib

Non-voting Members
Prof. Dr. Olaf Neiße
Claus Rohner

Student Members (Term of office until 31 Aug. 2018)
Marcel Pache (ITE)
Michael Schneider (ITE)
Daniel Schnurr (W)
Fabian Suske (MME)
Benedikt Knabe (IN)

 

Honorary Members of the Senate

The title of Honorary Member of the Senate can be awarded by the University for outstanding services to the University.

 

The Honorary Members of the Senate of Furtwangen University are:

Hans Frank
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 8 March 1978
Mayor of Furtwangen (1957 - 1977)
Member of State Parliament (1964 - 1972)
Died August 2001

Hans Schmidt
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on December 1980
Managing Director and partner of Schmidt Feintechnik Ltd, St. Georgen.
One of the 17 graduates of the first engineering class of 1950
Chairman of the Friends of Furtwangen University Funding Association for many years
Died 28 August 2012 aged 85

Erwin Teufel
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 7 June 1985
Minister President of Baden-Württemberg (1991 – 2005)
Directly elected Member of State Parliament for Villingen-Schwenningen (1972 – 2006)

Albert Keck
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 16 December 1987
Former Chairman of the Board and Chairman of  Supervisory Board of VDO Aldolf Schindling AG in Schwalbach (Taunus)
One of the 17 graduates of the first engineering class of 1950

Thomas Jauch
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 20 October 2009
President of Jauch Group

Rudolf Kastner
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 20 October 2009
Chairman of the board of EGT AG

Guido Wolf
Appointed Honorary Member of the Senate on 1 June 2013
President of Baden-Württemberg State Parliament (2011-2015)
County Commissioner of Tuttlingen Region (2003-2011)

Honorary Citizens

Prof Dr. Günter Pritschow
Presented with Honorary Citizens Award on 1 October, 2012
Founding Officer of the Tuttlingen Campus of Furtwangen University

Prof Dr. Manfred Kühne
Presented with Honorary Citzizens Award on 21 March, 2018