Dr. rer. pol., Universitätsprofessor

Malte Brettel

Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations

Malte Brettel, Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations at RWTH Aa Copyright: © Peter Winandy


Building: 101

Room: 050

Templergraben 55

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96359
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92102


The Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations is responsible for the extension of the University's collaborative activities with business and industry. This includes research and knowledge transfer activities, the provision of continuing education opportunities, collaborative industrial research, and the promotion of entrepreneuerial processes including the necessary preparation.

Department 4.0, the International Academy and the RWTH Campus team support the Vice-Rector in strengthening the relations of the University with business and industry.


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees
1987 to 1993 Degree Course Industrial Engineering, Specialization: Mechanical Engineering,
TU Darmstadt, degree with honors
1996 Doctorate, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU)
2003 Post-Doctoral Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation)
Since 2003 Chair of Economics for Engineers and Natural Scientists at RWTH Aachen University
Since 2003 Director of the RWTH Aachen Entrepreneurship Center
2002 - 2003 Substitute Professor for Internationales Management, Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL); Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Since 2001 Freelance work at GmbH for the post-merger integration
of JustBooks in
2000 - 2001 Managing Director of Ltd., London
2000 Co-Founder of the WHM Foundation for the establishment of the Wissenschaftliche
Hochschule für Medizin
1999 - 2001 Managing Proprietor of GmbH, Düsseldorf
1999 - 2003

Research Assistant at the Chair of Controlling and Telecommunications, held by Professor Jürgen Weber, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU).
Habilitation dissertation on the informal venture capital market.

1996 - 1999

Project Leader, CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf. Responsibilities included the introduction of planning and controlling systems, organizational development

1994 - 1996 Research Assistant at the Chair of Controlling and Telecommunications, held by Professor Jürgen Weber, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU). Doctorate in 1996.
1993 -1994 Consultant for Controlling and Organizational Development at CTcon GmbH, Düsseldorf.
Seit 1993

Free-lance consultant for various projects, for Porsche AG, Stuttgart, and other companies.

2010 Second place in the KISSWIN competition "Germany's Best Doctoral Supervisor"
Since 2007 Director of the Interdisciplinary Management Practice project house (IMP), established at RWTH Aachen under Germany's Exzellence Initative; Member of the RWTH Steering Committee for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Since 2007 Establishment and organization of the Aachen Technology Entrepreneurship Conferences (ATEC)
Since 2005 Scientific Advisor to NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland / New Entrepreneurship Rhineland, Cologne)
Since 2004

Organization of the Siemens Entrepreneurs' Cup, held by the Siemens Center of Knowledge Interchange at RWTH Aachen University

1999/2000 "Best Teacher Award“ for his lecture on Corporate Planning, held at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU).
Personal Data

Born in 1967 in Oldenburg, married, two children. Hobbies and interests: Music, particularly jazz and classical music; literature; travel abroad, especially to Asia, sports.


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