The current Executive Board includes Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Staude as the president commissioned by the state, Head of Administration and Services, Dr. Jörn Hohenhaus, and Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Koch, Vice President for Research and Transfer.
The Vice President for Studying and Teaching is Prof. Dr. Arne Eimuth.
Together with my colleagues in the President’s Office, I want to move the university forward and further expand its existing strengths. In the years ahead, we want to keep pursuing our vision of being the region’s most modern university – boasting innovative teaching methods and interdisciplinary degree programmes, service-oriented processes, creative colleagues and qualified graduates, who can be proud of their achievements and who are sought after by the region’s employers. In this way, Ruhr West can help make the western Ruhr area ready to meet the challenges of the future.
‘Research activities are a way for our university to document its innovative power and its commitment to the future of this region and beyond. By linking the university to employers, schools and other regional institutions, we make sure that both our degree programmes and our research are based on regional needs. Integrating students in research projects as part of research-oriented teaching programmes makes them valuable employees for industry.’