University Council

vorn von rechts: Frau Prof. Rohr, Frau Weber; hinten von rechts: Herr Kirbach, Frau Wolbers, Herr Dr. Müller, Herr Prof. Worlitz, Herr Prof. Drossel


Prof. Dr. Sylvia Rohr, Manager of Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME) at Stuttgart University 

Deputy chair:

Martina Weber, Head of Department and Second Alderwoman of the Görlitz Administrative District, Department 4: Youth, Health, Social Affairs, Labour


  • Prof. Dr. Welf-Guntram Drossel, Executive Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU).
  • Hans-Ullrich Kirbach, Faculty Administrator at the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.
  • Dr. Roman Müller, Head of Business Development at Abellio Deutschland.
  • Elisabeth Wolbers, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wrocław, Poland.
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Worlitz, Head of the Institute for Process Technology, Process Automation, Measurement Technology (IPM), Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

Former members:

  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Reiß, International Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Dresden / Head of Unit and Deputy Managing Director of Industry / Foreign Trade – Environmental Protection / Technology / Expert Assessments and Appraisals.
  • Dr. Gottfried Zeitz, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wrocław, ret.
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Clemens Renker, Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.
  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Gorgius, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Krause, Managing Director of the Stadtwerke Halle GmbH (Halle municipal utility).


Remit of the University Council

The remit of the University Council is laid down in § 86 of the Saxon Higher Education Autonomy Act (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz). Its role is to make recommendations concerning the University’s profile, and to promote its overall performance and competitiveness. Among other things it is responsible for making recommendations for the election of the Rector, and to approve the University’s developmental planning blueprint and annual financial statement.