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The Rector, the two Vice-rectors, and the Finance Director lead the University. The Rector represents the University in all its affairs and is the Chairperson of the Senate and its committees.

Prof.Ralf Dringenberg
Prof. Matthias Held

Prof. Ulrich Schendzielorz

Beate Heilig
Finance Director

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Phone +49 (0)7171 | 602 601

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Phone +49 (0)7171 | 602 620

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Phone +49 (0)7171 | 602 631

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Phone +49 (0)7171 | 602 602

University Board
The Board is responsible for the development of the University. It suggests measures to raise the profile of the University and to improve levels of performance and competitiveness. The Board monitors the activities of the Directorate.

External members
· Dr. Ursula Bilger, Regional Economic Development Corporation Ostwuerttemberg
· Prof. Dr. Paula Lutum-Lenger, House of History Baden-Wuerttemberg
· Klaus Moser, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ostwürttemberg
· Bernd Richter, Richter Lighting Technologies
· Dr. Henning Wagner, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH

Internal members
· Prof. Marc Guntow, Communication Design
· Prof. Matthias Held, Product Design
· Vera Roth, Quality Assurance
· Prof. Dr. Susanne Schade, Product Design

The Senate makes decisions about all basic matters of teaching, studies, and research not legally assigned to another University organ or committee. Such matters include the Study and Examination Regulations, assessment of the choices made by search committees, and the staffing of examination committees.

Ex-officio members
· Cristina Salerno, Rector
· Prof. Matthias Held, Vice-Rector
· Prof. Ulrich Schendzielorz, Vice-Rector
· Beate Heilig, Finance Director
· Prof. Dr. Angelika Karger, Equal Opportunity Counsellor

Elected members: professors
· Prof. Günther Biste, Communication Design
· Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker, Interaction Design
· Prof. Michael Götte, Communication Design
· Prof. Dr. Jürgen Held, Product Design
· Prof. Hans Krämer, Communication Design
· Prof. Dr. Dagmar Rinker, Scientific Foundations

Elected members: staff
· Günter Alka, Head of Computer Centre
· Petra Fütterling, Office of Student Affairs
· Frank Müller, Print Workshop

Elected members: students
· Felix Arnold, Interaction Design
· Carina Häfner, Interaction Design
· Myriam Molitor, Product Design
· Viktorija Oskolkova, Communication Planning and Design

Board of Study
The Board of Study’s tasks include the formulation of recommendations for the further development of teaching and studies, and cooperation in the evaluation of teaching.

Members: professors
· Prof. Ulrich Schendzielorz, Chairman, Course Leader CPD
· Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker, Course Leader Interaction Design
· Prof. Ralf Dringenberg, Course Leader Communication Design
· Prof. Michael Götte, Representative of the Design Foundation Courses
· Prof. Dr. Angelika Karger, Course Leader PPD
· Prof. Gerhard Reichert, Course Leader Product Design

Members: students
· Dirk Anders, Interaction Design
· Christoph Gäng, Communication Design
· Matthias Karg, Product Design
· Stefanie Schissler, Product Design



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