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President’s Office

President's Office

The team at the President’s Office assist the Executive Board, in particular the President and Vice Presidents, in the organisation of their everyday business.

They make the Executive Board’s key tasks easier by supporting the President and Vice Presidents with strategic projects and general administrative tasks in their areas of responsibility. Furthermore, they are responsible for preparation, follow-up work, and support for specific committee meetings (e.g. Executive Board, University Council, Advisory Board).

Further tasks include the preparation and follow-up work for various internal and external appointments and the preparation of speeches and presentations.

The driver is also part of the President’s Office’s team.

Below you can see the team of the President’s Office, including a description of each individual’s tasks.

Secretaries to the President’s Office

Gisela Heinrici

For appointments with the President or requests regarding welcoming speeches, please contact Gisela Heinrici.

Sandra Kappius

  • Job title: Vice-President's Office
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-29313
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22188
  • Email: vizepraesidenten@fau.de

For appointments with the Vice-Presidents or requests regarding welcoming speeches, please contact Sandra Kappius.

Head of President’s Office

Brigitta Henkel

  • Job title: Personal Assistant to the President
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26590
  • Email: brigitta.henkel@fau.de

Brigitta Henkel supports and co-ordinates the work of the President. She also prepares and organises the President’s Office meetings and is responsible for special projects and assignments.

President’s Office staff

Dr. Sabine Eber

  • Job title: Personal Assistant to the Vice President Research
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26595
  • Email: sabine.eber@fau.de

Dr. Sabine Eber supports the Vice President Research in particular, in matters relating to research. This includes nominations for important research prizes as well as providing support with applications for ERC grants and Alexander von Humboldt professorships. Her tasks also include coordinating the Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s female professor programme and preparing the President’s Office for DFG evaluations. She is also the project manager for the expansion of FAU’s Current Research Information System (CRIS).

Kira Gehrmann

  • Job title: Personal Assistant President's Office/ Vice President Outreach
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24832
  • Email: kira.gehrmann@fau.de

Kira Gehrmann supports Vice President Outreach in particular, above all with science communication. She is deputy Head of Office, manages the University Council and prepares and organises its meetings and those of the Advisory Board. In addition, she provides support to the Executive Board in the cross-departmental topic of internationalisation with strategic questions relating to internationalisation.

Dr. Annette Grohmann

  • Job title: Personal Assistant President's Office/ Vice President People
  • Phone number: 09131/85-26472 (9:00-13:00 Uhr)
  • Email: annette.grohmann@fau.de

Dr. Annette Grohmann supports the Vice President People in particular with performing the various tasks involved in attracting and supporting new talent and the University of the Third Age (U3A). In addition, she provides support to the Executive Board in the cross-departmental topic of internationalisation with strategic questions relating to new talent.

Esther Paulmann

  • Job title: Personal Assistant to the Vice President Education
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-25821
  • Email: esther.paulmann@fau.de

Esther Paulmann supports the Vice President Education in particular. This includes coordinating activities in the area of teaching (Innovationsfonds and FAU teaching prizes), committees and working groups (e.g. Uni-LuSt), monitoring the Teaching Quality Pact project QuiS and dealing with matters relating to teaching training. She also provides support to the Executive Board in the cross-departmental topic of equal opportunities as well as with issues relating to the internationalisation of degree programmes.

Peter Jahnel

  • Job title: Driver
  • Working group: President's Office
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26600
  • Email: praesidialbuero@fau.de