Strategy Board



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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
Deputy Speaker
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
DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
(Leibniz Association)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Constantin Leon Häfner Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
Prof. Dr. habil. Astrid Lambrecht Forschungszentrum Jülich
(Helmholtz Association)
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
Permanent Guests Position
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling Vice-Rector for Research and Structure
Univ.-Prof. Peter Kukla, Ph. D. Dean/Spokesperson for the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering


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