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HfTL Advisory Board

1. Introduction
The HfTL focuses on modern practical education and application-oriented research, which is tied to specific partnerships with businesses, other universities, and the community. The Advisory Board is in charge of ensuring that these objectives, which are an integral part of the university’s strategy, are met.

2. Advisory Board Mission
The Advisory Board makes sure that the university’s objectives in teaching, research, and networking are met, especially by

  • coming up with new ideas for developing course contents as well as research and teaching projects
  • providing advice on how current needs of the business world can be integrated into the university programmes and research
  • building professional networks and increasing awareness of the institution
  • establishing business, academic, and other contacts.

3. Membership
The Board consists of up to 9 representatives from business, science, and society, up to one third of whom may be HfTL staff members.
The business side is represented by Deutsche Telekom employees, but also by people from other companies. The science sector is represented by universities and university-affiliated organisations. Proposals for Board members are made by the respective company and the rector, and are approved by the Senate. The rector appoints members and may, if there is a substantial reason, dismiss them. The rector may also appoint further Board members. The period of office is five years, members may be reappointed. All Board member positions are voluntary.
4. Organisation
The Board convenes once per semester. The rectorate reserves the right to participate in the Board sessions in an advisory capcacity. Constituent meetings are initiated by the rector.
A rectorate report regarding the university’s strategic development as agreed upon with the Council is submitted to the Board at least once per year and on demand.