On September 1st Prof. Dr. Katja Rade took term of office as the new principal of HFT Stuttgart. With the chancellor Dr. Doreen Kirmse who took office in July, the new rectorate is formed for the upcoming winter semester. The prorectors Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huep and Prof. Dr. Lutz Gaspers are confirmed for a further term of office.
In January I was elected Rector of the HFT Stuttgart with its future-oriented teaching and research priorities, which is a great honour for me. All the more reason for me to look forward to meeting as many colleagues as possible in the coming weeks and to shaping our innovative university together with them.
Business economist as new rector of the HFT Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Katja Rade holds a doctorate in business administration and was appointed professor at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in 2001. From 2007 to 2017 she was a professor at the Pforzheim Business School. From 2012 to 2014, she was Vice Dean of the Pforzheim Business School and was responsible for budget and finance, quality management and international accreditation. From 2015 to 2017, she was Vice Rector responsible for strategic planning and university development as well as for the continuing education institute at Pforzheim University. The last three years she was Rector of the SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg.
"Take people along and inspire them"
With this statement, the new rector has already introduced herself to university members and students in the form of a video in order to reach as many people as possible, also against the background of the Corona pandemic.
A major interview with Prof. Dr. Katja Rade will be published in the university newspaper "Stallgeflüster" next semester. Listen to an excerpt of it already now: