Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gisela Engeln-Müllges - Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Gisela Engeln-Müllges, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gisela Engeln-Müllges holds the post for Higher Education and Research as an external member. The retired professor taught Numerical Mathematics and Data Processing at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics of Aachen University of Applied Sciences, where she is now member of the Board of Trustees.

The bearer of the Federal Cross of Merit has a great deal of experience in the field of higher education policy. Among other things, she was a member of the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science and Humanities Council), the Scientific/Technical Committee of the Research Centre Jülich and a working group of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Since 1997, she has been the spokesperson for the jury of platforms of competence of North-Rhine Westphalia Ministry of Science, and since 2006 has been a member of the jury of the "Nachwuchswissenschaftlerpreis" of the Federal State of Brandenburg.

Ruprecht Polenz - Deputy chairperson of the Board of Trustees

Ruprecht Polenz commands the post of Politics, Culture and International Affairs. The CDU politician has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1994. Among other things, the jurist is chairman of the ZDF television council, and a member of the supervisory board of the Center for International Peace Operations, the board of trustees of the Deutsches Orient-Institut Hamburg and the permanent research group for fundamental political issues of the Central Committee of German Catholics.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Hahn

Prof. Dr. Barbara Hahn represents the post of Science and Research. The physicist taught on the degree programme of Laser Technology at the Rhein-Ahr Campus Remagen of Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

The holder of the Lise-Meitner scholarship has previously worked for EXXON Research & Engineering Company in New Jersey (USA) and the Institute of Applied Physics, ETH Zurich, among other places.


Thomas Hartmann

Thomas Hartmann represents business, technology and large concerns on the Board of Trustees. Hartmann is a member of the Management Board at BASF Coatings GmbH Münster. BASF's globally operating Coatings division is based in Münster.

Hartmann joined BASF in 1993, after studying Law and working at the University of Mannheim as a research assistant. He held various positions with the Human Resources department of the BASF Group, one of which involved managing the area of staff policy at the Ludwigshafen site. He took over the area of Human Resources at BASF Coatings in April 2009. In this capacity, he is responsible for personnel management at the three locations of BASF Coatings GmbH in Germany and the global Human Resources department for the Coatings division.

Hartmann has also been performing additional tasks as a member of the management and Labour Director of BASF Coatings GmbH since September 2012. Hartmann is a Member of the Board of the Chemical Industry Employers' Association of Westphalia.

Magdalena Münstermann

Magdalena Münstermann represents business, technology and owner-managed companies on the Board of Trustees. Münstermann is an authorised officer and Head of Purchasing at Bernd Münstermann GmbH & Co. KG in Telgte-Westbevern. She was the initiator and the inspiration for "School and Commerce - the Telgter Model" - a multi-award winning practice-oriented model for linking schools and business.

Münstermann was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the Federal President in 2013.


Hermann Nientiedt

Hermann Nientiedt represents social/non-profit organisations on the Board of Trustees at FH Münster. Nientiedt is the Managing Director of "Klinikverbund Westmünsterland gGmbH", an operating company featuring several hospitals and healthcare facilities. Nientiedt is not new to FH Münster - he completed his business degree here in 1975. Since then, he has held a variety of positions in the hospital sector.


Prof. Dr. Hans Effinger (Münster University of Applied Sciences)

As a faculty member of the Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. Hans Effinger represents the engineering sciences. Since 1993, he has been a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, representing the areas of Applied Computer Science and Mathematics.

The physicist can draw on many years of involvement as the dean and vice dean of the department. He has served as the spokesperson for the Steinfurt Campus of Münster University of Applied Sciences, a member of the Senate Commission for University Planning and Finance, and, from 1998 to 2013, as a Member of the Departmental Executive Committee.

Prof. Dr. Petra Teitscheid (Münster University of Applied Sciences)

As a faculty member of the Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. Petra Teitscheid represents the area of Sustainability Research. The professor at the Department of Food ∙ Nutrition ∙ Facilities of Münster University of Applied Sciences also currently serves on the advisory boards of Global Nachhaltige Kommune and the City of Münster's MünsterZukünfte 20|30|50 project. As a representative of science, she has been and continues to be closely connected with the formation of policy, such as the development of North Rhine-Westphalia's Sustainability Strategy, the Roundtable against Food Waste in North Rhine-Westphalia, and the federal government's Expert Forum on Sustainable Management. As a spokesperson of the economy for the common good, she is deeply involved in achieving the sustainable transformation of the economic and social system in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.

As a professor of business, a former senator, dean and vice dean for her department, and as a member of the Data Processing Committee, Professor Teitscheid is able to look back on a wide range of experience in university self-government. Since 2009, she has also directed the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition and Food Production (iSuN) of Münster University of Applied Sciences.

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