Department Board & Advisory Board

Department Board

The department members elect a management board for their organisation which manages the department. The management board contributes to decisions about obtaining membership and is in charge of the conceptual development of the department and the activity planning. It comments on research applications and current topics and agrees upon strategies with the scientific board, which advises regarding strategic department development issues. The department’s management board comprises of up to seven department members. The board will be elected by the general assembly for two years each. The members of the management board shall represent the department’s range of subjects.

Current Members of the Department Board (2024–2026):

    Advisory Board

    Every Management Board of the department is supplemented by a Scientific Advisory Board. The Advisory Board comprises of three persons minimum. They are appointed upon proposal of the department’s management board by the Rector of the University of Rostock. The term of office of the members is four years. The members are internationally renowned scientists from the department’s science fields as well as economic players. The Advisory Board advises the Management Board regarding all significant scientific questions, particularly those related to long-term research and development planning.

    Members of the Advisory Board
    Dr.-Ing. Jan Alexandersson Head of the Competence Center on Ambient Assisted Living (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI GmbH)
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther Professor emer. of Molecular Biology (University of Heidelberg) as well as Director of the Aging Research Network
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult., Dr. E.h., Hon. Prof. mult. José Luis Encarnação Professor emer. of Computer Science, Interactive Graphics Systems Group (GRIS) (TU Darmstadt)
    Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher Full Professor and Head of Exercise and Human Movement Science (University of Freiburg)
    Prof. Dr. Mike Martin Professor of Gerontology as well as Director of the Center for Gerontology (University of Zurich)