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University Council of Chemnitz University of Technology

The central bodies of the university are the Senate, the Extended Senate, the Rectorate and the University Council; they issue rules of procedure for themselves.

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. It takes into account universitiy development planning of the free state of saxony and the target agreements. 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 Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. As Deputy Chairperson acts Dr. Michael Kreuzkamp, Chairman of the Board as well as director of Sparkasse Chemnitz. Both are external members of the University Council.

The other members of the University Council of Chemnitz University of Technology are: Prof. Dr. Angelika Bullinger-Hoffmann from the Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Professorship of Ergonomics and Innovation Management and Professorship of Factory Planning and Intra Logistics. Another member Prof. Dr. Bernadette Malinowski from the Faculty of Humanities, Professorship of Modern German and Comparative Literature. Prof. Dr. Bullinger-Hoffmann and Prof. Dr. Malinowski are internal members of the Universitiy Council.

Further external members of the University Council are: Rainer Gläß, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GK Sortware SE, Schöneck/Vogtland as well as Hans-Peter Kemser, Factory Manager of the BMW Group Werk Leipzig.

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