President's Office

left to right: Univ. Prof. Dr. Mario Thevis, Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph Breuer, Angelika Claßen, Dr. Bettina Rulofs, Univ. Prof. Dr. Heiko Strüder, Univ. Prof. Dr. Jens Kleinert

The President’s Office is the leading board of the German Sport University Cologne. Its chairman, the President, is the university’s ambassador and is the senior person among the academic staff.

Besides the President, the current President’s Office also includes the Provost and four Vice-presidents. Each of the Vice-presidents is responsible for specific areas of the university: “studies and teaching”, “research and young academics”, “university development planning, resources and quality management”, “external affairs and knowledge management”. The Provost is the head of the administrative staff. Her tasks include supervising the finances of the university and representing the President in legal and administrative matters. The President and the Provost are full-time members of the President’s Office. 

  • President:
    Univ. Prof. Dr. Heiko Strüder
  • Provost:
    Angelika Claßen
  • Vice-President of Studies and Teaching:
    Univ. Prof. Dr. Jens Kleinert
  • Vice-President of Research and Young Academics:
    Univ. Prof. Dr. Mario Thevis
  • Vice-President of University Development Planning, Resources and Quality Management:
    Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph Breuer
  • Vice-President of Transfer and Information Management:
    Dr. Bettina Rulofs

Find out more about the team here.