President of the TU Ilmenau new chairman of the Thuringian State Presidents' Conference

Portrait Prof. SattlerTU Ilmenau/ari
Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler, new chairman of the Thuringian Conference of State Presidents

Professor Kai-Uwe Sattler, President of the Technische Universität Ilmenau, is the new Chairman of the Thuringian State Presidents' Conference, the association of state universities in Thuringia. Prof. Sattler sees the focus of his new role as driving forward the digitization of Thuringia's universities. The term of office for the presidency runs until August 2024.

The Thuringia State Presidents' Conference sees itself as a platform on which the presidents of Thuringia's ten universities work together to represent their common interests in political decision-making processes and in public. The chairman has the task of managing the office and implementing the decisions of the members and representing them externally. In his new office, Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler aims to work with the other university leaders to further enhance the attractiveness and competitiveness of Thuringia's universities and to push digitization at the universities.

In the office of Chairman of the Thuringian State Presidents' Conference, Prof. Sattler succeeds Prof. Walter Rosenthal, President of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. The latter had made the office available prematurely, as he took over the office of Vice President for Research in the German Rectors' Conference. Prof. Sattler thanked Prof. Rosenthal for his work in the service of the universities: "This applies not only, but especially against the background of the increased challenges for studies, teaching and research in times of pandemic, as well as overall for his contribution to the strengthening and visibility of Thuringia's universities."

The deputy chairman of the State Presidents' Conference continues to be Prof. Steffen Teichert, rector of Ernst Abbe University in Jena, who was re-elected for a second term.



Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler

President TU Ilmenau and Chairman Thuringian State Presidents' Conference
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