Professionalisation of Faculty Management


The goal of this measure was to aid the faculties in their everyday activities by hiring additional qualified administrative staff. Based on the new governance principles of competition and flexible funding, the deans are given greater leeway for decision-making – the provision of equipment for professorships, for instance, may now be tied to success in research and teaching. This required a stronger professionalization at the faculty level.

Faculty management was enhanced through the structured, standardized implementation of essential Faculty tasks accompanied by an exchange of experiences between the Central University Administration and the Faculties.

As part of its Institutional Strategy, RWTH supported the University-wide establishment of professional management structures at the Faculty level. Financed by the Faculties, the newly established positions were maintained after expiry of the funding period.