University Governing Bodies


On 1 January 2007 the new university law took effect in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia - NRW. It implies a series of changes for the FernUniversität. According to the new 'rectorate constitution' (Grundordnung), the governing boards of the FernUniversität are:

University Structure University Structure (click to enlarge)


Further governing boards

  • 'Supervisory board' of the university

    The board consists of five members of the university (internal) and of five external members. They advise the rectorate in concerns of strategy and supervise the management of the university.

    The internal members are:
    Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt (German and European History)
    Dr. Jürgen Ewert (Economics, esp. Finance)
    Prof. Dr. Hermann Gehring (Business Informatics)
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Krämer (Data processing)
    Prof. Dr. Katharina Gräfin von Schlieffen (Public Law, Judicial Rhetoric and Philosophy of Law)

    The external members are:
    Dr. Dr. h.c. Jörn Kreke (Chairman of the board of directors of the Douglas Corporation)
    Dr. Manfred Krüper (former member of the board of directors of the E.ON Corporation)
    Prof. Diana Laurillard PhD (University of London, Learning with Digital Technologies)
    Dr. Manfred Scholle (Chairman of the board of directors of the Gelsenwasser Corporation and of the supervisory board of the FernUniversität)

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