Profile of the Excellence Strategy Office / Office of the Commission for Research and Strategy
In order to meet the upcoming challenges of the Excellence Strategy in the best possible way, the Rectorate has established the " Excellence Strategy Office/Office of the Commission for Research and Strategy", which will fulfill a variety of bridging functions.
The office is closely linked to the Rectorate via the Vice-Rector for Research, who is responsible for the office’s fields of activities. The Excellence Strategy Office also serves as the office of the Research and Strategy Commission and supports its work in close cooperation with the commission’s spokespersons. The office is anchored in the university administration and works closely with all departments; disciplinary responsibility lies with the head of the Research Department.
The Excellence Strategy Office serves as a service unit for all members of the university who are involved in shaping the Excellence Strategy. The staff provides administrative support to the university's current Clusters of Excellence and advises initiatives that preparing new proposals. In addition, the Excellence Strategy Office is responsible for the administrative implementation of the University of Excellence measures; it manages and monitors the use of funds. Furthermore, the staff supports all committees of the Excellence Strategy in their tasks, in conducting internal and external evaluations as well as in fulfilling internal and external reporting obligations