University Council



First Chairman:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Welf-Guntram Drossel, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Uniform Technology IWU, Chemnitz

Further members:

  • Ms. Martina Weber, Head of Department and 2nd Deputy Mayor of the District of Görlitz
  • Mrs. Theresa Rinecker, General Superintendent, General Superintendency Görlitz
  • Mr. Thomas Zenker, Lord Mayor of the City of Zittau
  • Mrs.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerlinde Kretschmar, Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
  • Prof. Dr. iur. habil. Erik Hahn, Professor, Fakultät Sozialwissenschaften, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz
  • Ms. Katrin Bartsch, Chairwoman of the Management Board of Stadtwerke Weißwasser GmbH


Former members:

  • Mr. Prof. Dr. oec. Dr. h. c. Roland Giese, Professor, Faculty of Management and Cultural Studies, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
  • Mr. Hagen Semmer, Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG, Power Generation Industrial Steam TurbinesGP PG IST, Görlitz
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Rohr, Managing Director of the Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Stuttgart
  • Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Ullrich Kirbach, member of the HSZG, former member of the FG Physics and Dean's Council, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
  • Mr. Dr.-Ing. Roman Müller, Managing Director Market & Strategy, Abellio GmbH Berlin
  • Mrs. Elisabeth Wolbers, Federal Foreign Office, Department of Culture and Communication, Berlin
  • Mr. Prof. Dr. oec. Norbert Reiß, IHK Dresden / Head of Department and Deputy Managing Director of the Industry / Foreign Trade Division - Environmental Protection / Technology / Expert Services Department
  • Dr. Gottfried Zeitz, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wroclaw (ret.)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. Clemens Renker, Faculty of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
  • Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Gorgius, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
  • Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Krause, Managing Director Stadtwerke Halle GmbH
  • Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Worlitz, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences

Tasks of the University Council

The tasks of the University Council are defined in § 86 of the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act. Thus, this council makes recommendations for profile building and improving the performance and competitiveness of the university and is responsible, among other things, for preparing a proposal for the election of the rector, approving the development planning of the university, the draft economic plan and the annual financial statements.

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