University Council of Chemnitz University of Technology
The formation of a University Council at every university in Saxony results from a reform of the Saxon Higher Education Act. The University Council replaces the former Board of Curators. The members of the University Council are selected by the Saxon Ministry of Science and Arts and by the respective university. The University Council is responsible for giving recommendations concerning the profile as well as concerning the enhancement of the performance and competitiveness of the university. It formulates also principles for the allocation of positions, resources and reserves. The university management is obliged to report to the University Council at least once a semester how the economic situation has developed. The University Council is also responsible for elaborating a list of candidates for the position of the president who is then elected by the Extended Senate. By law, the members of the University Council are independent in their acting and not subjected to any directives. The University Council meets at least two times a semester.
The University Council of Chemnitz University of Technology consists of seven members. The Chair is taken by Dr. Peter Seifert, former mayor of Chemnitz, as Deputy Chairperson acts Prof. Dr. Silke Hüsing from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Professorship Business Taxation and Auditing of Chemnitz University of Technology. The other members of the University Council of Chemnitz University of Technology are: Dr. Gunnar Grosse, CEO of KOMSA Communication Saxony Corporation Hartmannsdorf, Prof. Dr. Hans J. Naumann, managing partner of NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT GmbH Chemnitz, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Member of the Board, Production, AUDI AG as well as Prof. Dr. Thomas Geßner from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Chemnitz University of Technology and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS).