University Council follows president-elect’s recommendations
Prof. Dr. Nadine Gatzert, Prof. Dr. Antje Kley and Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering are FAU’s three new vice presidents, elected by the University Council in the vote on 27 February following the recommendations of FAU’s president-elect, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger. The vice presidents’ term of office will begin at the same time as that of the new president on 1 April 2015 and will span a period of three years.
Professor Gatzert will be responsible for research as the successor to Prof. Hornegger, who has been Vice President for Research since 2011. Professor Kley, who has been vice president since October 2012, will continue to represent teaching and learning. Professor Leugering will be responsible for international affairs in his role as vice president. After two terms of office, the current Vice President for International Affairs, Prof. Dr. Christoph Korbmacher, now wishes to focus his attention solely on his academic work. Korbmacher has been Chair of Vegetative Physiology since 2002. FAU President Prof. Dr. Karl-Dieter Grüske wishes to thank the outgoing vice president for his commitment.
Prof. Dr. Nadine Gatzert, born in 1979, has been Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management at FAU since 2009 and was the youngest professor of business administration in Germany at the time of her appointment. In order to accept the position she turned down another appointment at Gießen University. After studying mathematical economics in Ulm and Los Angeles she completed her doctoral degree and habilitation at the University of St. Gallen. She has been a member of the FAU Graduate School’s Steering Committee since 2012. In the same year she was also appointed Dean of Research and a member of the management and administration board of the School of Business and Economics, and made chairperson of the Doctoral Affairs Committee. She has been a member of FAU’s Commission for Research and Young Researchers since 2014. In the Handelsblatt Ranking she is ranked as one of the top researchers in business administration in the German-speaking world.
Prof. Dr. Antje Kley, born in 1968, has been Chair of American Literary Studies at FAU since 2009. After studying in Mannheim and Atlanta she held positions at the universities of Mannheim, Bielefeld and Kiel. In 2011, she spent time at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) as a visiting scholar, and in the summer of 2012 she worked as a fellow at Princeton University Library (Princeton, NJ). Professor Kley is part of the FAU team who applied for and established the DFG Research Training Group 1718 ‘Presence and Tacit Knowledge’ and is involved in two projects which are part of FAU’s Emerging Field Initiative, ‘ELINAS’ (Centre for Literature and Natural Science) and ‘Bio-objects and Bio-subjects’. She is a member of the board at the Centre for Applied Ethics and Science Communication (ZIEW) and acts as a mentor as part of the ARIADNEphil mentoring programme.
Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, born in 1953, has been Chair of Applied Mathematics II at FAU since 2003. He previously held positions as a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the University of Bayreuth and Technische Universität Darmstadt. He has also spent time as a visiting professor at the universities Nancy 2, Paris 6 and Paris 11 in France, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI) in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He co-ordinated the Elite Network of Bavaria’s international doctorate programme ‘Identification, Optimisation and Control with Applications in Modern Technologies’ from 2005 to 2013 and the DFG priority programme ‘Optimisation with PDE-constraints’ from 2006 to 2013. He was an FAU senator from 2004 to 2007 and speaker of the Department of Mathematics from 2011 to 2013. Professor Leugering is head of the department ‘Multiscale Modeling and Simulation’ at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Engineering of Advanced Materials’. He is a member of the board at the DFG Transregio 154 ‘Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimisation using the example of gas networks’ and the Centre for Applied Ethics and Science Communication (ZIEW).
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
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