As an academic expert panel, the Strategy Board is part of RWTH’s governance structure and advises the University in its strategic planning. An important advisory body to the Rectorate and the RWTH faculties, the Board supervises the implementation of the University’s strategic principles and provides important impetus to the creation of visions for the University’s future development.
The main responsibilities of the Strategy Board include:
- Structural and development planning for the University, supporting RWTH’s Planning and Allocation Committee
- Implementation and further development of the University’s Excellence Strategy
- Further development of JARA, the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, and of collaborations with other partners.
The Strategy Board consists of the spokespersons for the Clusters of Excellence (3), representatives from the Profile Areas (3), rerpesentatives from non-university partners (3), and representatives from the group of early-career researchers (2).
Permanent guests of the Board are the Vice-Rector of Research and Structure and the Spokesperson for the Faculty Deans. In addition, the Strategy Board may invite experts from research and industry as temporary guests.
Members of the Strategy Board
|Name and Role||Affiliation and Further Details|
|Spokespersons of the Clusters of Excellence||Cluster of Excellence|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Bluhm||Matter and Light for Quantum Computing|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Brecher||Internet of Production|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. (USA) Stefan Pischinger||The Fuel Science Center|
|Representatives of the RWTH Profile Areas||Profile Area|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Herres-Pawlis||Molecular Science & Engineering|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Fabian Kießling
|Medical Science & Technology|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Leif Kobbelt||Computational Science & Engineering|
|Representatives of External Partners||Institution|
|Univ.-Prof. Stefan Hecht, Ph. D.||
DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Constantin Leon Häfner||
Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
|Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt
|Representative from the Group of Early-Career Researchers||Research Area|
|Dr. Julia Exarchos||Department of Discourse of Knowledge of the Middle Ages|
|Prof. Michael Thomas Schaub, Ph. D.||Computational Network Science Research Group|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling||Vice-Rector for Research and Structure|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Feldhusen||Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering|