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  • Rectorate

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Aims and Responsibilities

The Rectorate governs the university. It is chaired by the Rector who represents the university to the public. Besides the Rector the Rectorate consists of five Vice-Rectors with their own area of responsibility and the Chancellor.

The Rectorate's core business is the university's strategic development. This includes the continuous development of research and teaching as well as establishing and cultivating cooperation with partners and networks on a national and international level.

The Rectorate is strongly committed to equal opportunities and diversity : It values the diversity of all people working, studying, teaching or researching at Bielefeld University and advocates their various abilities, talents and skills.

The following topics exceeding the above mentioned tasks shape the Rectorate's current work:

Foundation of a Medical Faculty
Further Development of the university's research strategy and identification of interdisciplinary research areas
Modernization and improvement of the university's premises

The Rectorate is liable to disclose information towards the Senate and the University Council. The Rectorate's members are elected by the University Electoral Committee (Hochschulwahlversammlung).

The Rectorate is member of the Rectors' Conference of North Rhine-Westphalia (LRK) which represents the interest of all sixteen universities of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Disclosure of information according to § 16 Anti-Corruption-Law (Korruptionsbekämpfungsgesetz) about the Rectorate's full-time members' annual remuneration (§ 20 section 6 Higher Education Act, Hochschulgesetz) is provided by the department for internal revision and compliance, Anna Balkenhol, Room: University main building T 7-133, telephone +49 521 106 3331.

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