Press Release 133/2015

Renate Schubert Will Continue to Chair the Supervisory Board

The Professor for Economics at ETH Zurich Was Confirmed in Office for another Four Years – Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer Remains Deputy Chairperson

In the course of its 13th meeting, the Supervisory Board of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) re-elected its chairperson Professor Renate Schubert of ETH Zurich for another four years. Since 2012, Schubert has been chairing this body. Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, former member of the board of BASF SE, will continue to be her deputy. The KIT Supervisor Board has eleven members.


“I am very happy that I will be able to accompany KIT on its successful way towards becoming a top institution in Europe for another four years,” the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Renate Schubert, says.


The professor for economics established the Institute for Environmental Decisions of ETH Zurich and headed it for many years. In addition, Renate Schubert has gathered vast experience from work in several bodies of the German Research Foundation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. She headed the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and chairs the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) of Columbia University.


“As the chairperson of the supervisory board, the experienced scientist Renate Schubert will accompany KIT and its strategic orientation in national and international competition for another four years,” the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka, says. “I am very happy that the supervisory board with Mrs. Schubert at the top supports this so far only institution of this kind in the German science system in positioning itself for the future.”


New members of the Supervisory Board of KIT are Professor Claudia Eckert, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, Garching, and holder of the Chair for IT Security of TU Munich, as well as Professor Marliese Uhrig-Homburg, who holds the Chair for Financial Engineering and Derivatives at KIT. The term of office of the supervisory board members is four years, reelection is possible.


The Supervisory Board of KIT is responsible for the development and profiling of KIT as well as for enhancing its performance and competitiveness. In addition, it reviews the financial and investment plans and elects the full-time members of the Presidential Committee. It also decides on the structure and development plan of KIT and its constructional development.


The Supervisory Board of KIT consists of eleven members. Nine of them are chosen by a selection committee. In addition, the federation and the state of Baden-Württemberg are represented by a board member each. The members of the supervisory board are appointed by the State Minister of Science.


Current Members of the Supervisory Board:


Professor Dr. Renate Schubert, Head of the Institute for Environmental Decisions of ETH Zurich


Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, former Member of the Board of BASF SE


Professor Dr. Claudia Eckert, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC, Garching, and holder of the Chair for IT Security of TU Munich


Petra Gerstenkorn, former member of the National Executive Board of the Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft – ver.di (United Services Union)


Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, Ostfildern


Diretor-General Professor Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Stefan Quandt, Chairman of the Administrative Council of AQTON SE


Professor Dr. Viktor Scherer, Holder of the Professorship for Energy Systems and Energy Process Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Ministerialdirektorin Dr. Simone Schwanitz, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts


Professor Dr. Marliese Uhrig-Homburg, Chair for Financial Engineering und Derivatives, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chief Executive Officer of Daimler AG


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

lg, 10.11.2015

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
presse does-not-exist.kit edu

Contact for this press release:

Monika Landgraf
Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-21150
Fax: +49 721 608-41150
monika landgraf does-not-exist.kit edu

The press release is available as a PDF file.