Staff Units of the Executive Board

Management of the Executive Board


The Management Office of the Executive Board coordinates and supports the work in the central bodies of the TH OWL (University Council, Executive Board, Senate, University Election Convention).

Executive Board

Overview of Govering bodies and committees

Contact persons

Head of the staff unit

Dr. Katrin Bünten
phone: +49 5261 702 5299
e-mail: katrin.buenten(at)

Strategic university development


Strategic University Development supports the Executive Board in strategy development processes and provides analyses and recommendations for action on strategic topics. In particular, this includes the analysis of trends and developments in the national and international research and education systems and in higher education policy. The staff unit develops controlling instruments, analyses decision-relevant data for strategic management and supports communication at the interfaces between university management, departments, university administration and the state of NRW.

Within the scope of reporting, study structure data are aggregated, processed and evaluated and made available to various actors within and outside the university.

Strategy of the TH OWL

Tabel of figures

Contact persons

Head of the staff unit

Dipl.-Soz. Lisa Hürter
phone: +49 5261 702 5620
e-mail: lisa.resta(at)

Reporting system

Ms Sarah Zimmer, M.Sc.
e-mail: sarah.zimmer(at)

Research and Transfer Center


The Research and Transfer Center (FTZ) is the central service point for the promotion of research and transfer at the TH OWL.

Research at the TH OWL

Offers of the FTZ (internal)

Contact persons

Head of the staff unit

Dr. Carsten Funke
phonn: +49 5261 702 5907
e-mail: carsten.funke(at)

Research funding

Dr. Sabine Brunklaus
phone: +49 5261 702 5087
e-mail: sabine.brunklaus(at)

Transfer Promotion

Dr. Carsten Funke
phone: +49 5261 702 5907
e-mail: carsten.funke(at)


Ms Susanne Beining
phone: +49 5261 702 5385
e-mail: susanne.beining(at)

Project and Process Management


The Project and Process Management staff unit offers support in the implementation of university projects and coordinates the introduction and further development of process management at the TH OWL.

The TH OWL has set itself the goal of uniformly documenting its most important processes and publishing them internally at the university, as well as continually reviewing them for their topicality and appropriateness.

Information on project management (internal)

Information on process management (internal)

Contact persons

Head of the staff unit

Mr Simon Strüßmann
phone: +49 5261 702 5082
e-mail: simon.struessmann(at)

Project "Introduction of Campus Management System

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Campus Management Information Portal (internal)

Legal Office


The Legal Office deals with the legal affairs of the university that go beyond the routine application of the law. This includes the negotiation and examination of contracts, support in drafting university regulations and representation before the courts.

It supports all organizational units of the university, especially its central bodies (e.g. Executive Board, Senate), the departments and academic institutions as well as committees and the administration of the university.

Contact persons

Head of the staff unit

Ms Julia Brandt
phone: +49 5261 702 5950
e-mail: justiziariat(at)