University Advisory Board

Tasks and Responsibilities of the University Advisory Board

The University Advisory Board facilitates the University’s development by voicing societal and professional expectations towards the university and by promoting the use of scientific knowledge and artistic contributions.

The University Advisory Board has the right of initiative regarding fundamental matters of the university. The University’s strategic plan has to be approved by the University Advisory Board. It provides recommendations on planning study programs, evaluation procedures, agreements of objectives, knowledge transfer, as well as on adequate and efficient administrative processes and management of funds. The University Advisory Board comments on issues pertaining to the University's Basic Statutes, accountability reports, budget planning, the introduction and termination of study programs, and the faculty structure of the university.

The University Advisory Board consists of up to ten members from the business and professional fields, academia, and the arts. Half of the members are nominated by the University and half by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The latter is also responsible for appointing the members.


  • Dr. Annette Beller (Vice Chair of the University Advisory Board)
    Member of the Board - B. Braun SE
  • Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
    Director of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) and Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Gunilla Budde
    Professor of German and European History of the 19th and 20th Century at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert  (Chair of the University Advisory Board)
    Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, Munich, and Head of the Chair for IT Security at the Technical University of Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Regina Egetenmeyer
    Professor for Adult and Continuing Education, University of Würzburg
  • Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn
    Director at the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main
  • Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Jablonski
    Volkswagen AG, Head of Technical Development & Product Management
  • Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Landgraf
    Head of Corporate Digitization & Transformation - noventic group

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