Executive University Board
Executive University Board members
President of Universität Hamburg
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren
The president is responsible for University policy and oversees the Executive University Board as well as University Strategy, Communications and Marketing, and International Affairs.
Vice president for knowledge exchange, academic careers, and equal opportunity
Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost
The vice president is responsible for establishing and further developing knowledge exchange as the University’s third key performance area in collaboration with the faculties and the Knowledge Exchange Agency.
Vice President for Studies and Teaching
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rupp
The vice president is responsible for, among other things, studies and teaching, continuing education, and e-learning.
Vice President for Research, Research Funding and Digitalization
Prof. Dr. Jan Louis
The vice president is responsible for, among other things, research and research funding, support for doctoral and early career researchers, and digitalization.
Head of Administration
Dr. Martin Hecht
The head of administration oversees University administration, represents the University budget, and is responsible for, among other things, HR, finance and accounting, and property management.
Executive University Board representatives
Chief Digital Officer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gerling
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) coordinates the process of developing and updating Universität Hamburg’s digitalization strategy in close cooperation with the Executive University Board and other stakeholders.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
The Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated sustainable strategy at Universität Hamburg.