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Synergies for research, teaching and further training:

The Bavarian Academic Forum – BayWISS is the cooperation platform for all eleven universities and 19 universities of applied sciences as well as the Hochschule für Philosophie München. Our 31 member universities use the range of expertise, profiles and ideas from Bavarian universities to solve common problems and represent common interests. We strengthen the culture of cooperation between research, teaching and further training – and the scientific location of Bavaria as a whole.

Since its founding in 2015, BayWISS has grown into a one of a kind instrument throughout Germany for institutional exchange between universities and universities of applied sciences. In expert forums and working groups we create platforms and networks for experts and achieve synergy effects benefiting the whole of Bavaria.

With our currently eleven BayWISS Joint Academic Partnerships of theExpert Forum for Consortial Doctorates we set new standards for quality-assured cooperative doctorates: Structured, transparent and predictable paths to obtain a doctorate, networking of Bavarian researchers across all types of university, non-material and financial support – this is how we strengthen and accompany outstanding graduates, especially from universities of applied sciences, on their journey towards becoming excellent researchers.

Our Expert Forum Strategy & Networking is a think tank, incubator, discussion forum and network all rolled into one: Our working groups unite the diverse expertise and experience of professors, employees and scientific managers according to subjectarea from Bavarian universities of applied sciences and jointly develop specific solutions and recommendations for Bavarian higher education policy.

Organisational chart of the Bavarian Academic Forum

The meeting of members, consisting of presidents of all Bavarian universities and universities for applies science, is the highest decision-making body of the Bavarian Academic Forum – BayWISS. A six-person steering board made up of representatives from both types of university with equal rights of representation, governs and coordinates BayWISS – supported by the management, which is also a contact partner for all members, expert forums, AGs, Joint Academic Partnerships, external partners as well as media. The currently eleven Joint Academic Partnerships are each coordinated by one (or two) scientific managers.

Team

Susanne Kravitz

Susanne Kravitz


Geschäftsführerin BayWISS

Telephone: +49 89 954 740 73
kravitz@baywiss.de

Olja Kovalenko

Olja Kovalenko


Assistentin der Geschäftsführung BayWISS

Telephone: +49 89 95474067
kovalenko@baywiss.de

Mandy Fox

Mandy Fox

Universität Passau
Verbundkolleg Kommunikation und Medien

Telephone: +49 851 5092999
kommunikation-medien.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Sabine Fütterer-Akili

Dr. Sabine Fütterer-Akili

University of Regensburg
Verbundkollegs Gesundheit und Ökonomie

Telephone: +49 941 9435548
gesundheit.vk@baywiss.de
oekonomie.vk@baywiss.de

Christian Gadelmeier

Christian Gadelmeier

Universität Bayreuth
Verbundkolleg Ressourceneffizienz und Werkstoffe

Telephone: +49 92155 6612
ressourceneffizienz-werkstoffe.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Jens Helbig

Dr. Jens Helbig

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Verbundkolleg Produktionstechnik

Telephone: +49 911 58801751
produktionstechnik.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Robin Lucke

Dr. Robin Lucke

Technical University of Munich
Verbundkolleg Mobilität und Verkehr

Telephone: +49 89 28910609
mobilitaet-verkehr.vk@baywiss.de

Astrid Schmidt

Astrid Schmidt

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Verbundkolleg Mobilität und Verkehr

Telephone: +49 841 93486456
mobilitaet-verkehr.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Marcel Scholz

Dr. Marcel Scholz

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Verbundkolleg Sozialer Wandel

Telephone: +49 951 8631982
sozialer-wandel.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Astrid Schweizer

Dr. Astrid Schweizer

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Verbundkolleg Energie

Telephone: +49 911 568549230
energie.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Michaela Stegmann

Dr. Michaela Stegmann

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Verbundkolleg Life Sciences und Grüne Technologien

Telephone: +49 8161 716358
life-sciences.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Karin Streker

Dr. Karin Streker

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Verbundkolleg Digitalisierung

Telephone: +49 931 3189695
digitalisierung.vk@baywiss.de

Dr. Manuela Tischler

Dr. Manuela Tischler

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München
Verbundkolleg Infrastruktur, Bauen und Urbanisierung

Telephone: Tel: +49 89 12654299
infrastruktur-bauen-urbanisierung.vk@baywiss.de

Christina Wiemers

Christina Wiemers

Universität der Bundeswehr München
Verbundkolleg Infrastruktur, Bauen und Urbanisierung

infrastruktur-bauen-urbanisierung.vk@baywiss.de

Steering board

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier

President
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

President
University of Augsburg
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible

Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible

President
University of Bayreuth
Vorsitzender des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller

Vice President
Technical University of Munich
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Gordon Thomas Rohrmair

Prof. Dr. Gordon Thomas Rohrmair

President
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Stellv. Vorsitzender des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Walter Schober

Prof. Dr. Walter Schober

President
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Meeting of members

Prof. Dr. Ute Ambrosius

Prof. Dr. Ute Ambrosius

President
Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier

President
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch

President
University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth

President
Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

President
University of Augsburg
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Uta M. Feser

Prof. Dr. Uta M. Feser

President
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Kai Fischbach

Prof. Dr. Kai Fischbach

President
University of Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel

Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel

President
Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Christiane Fritze

Prof. Dr. Christiane Fritze

President
Coburg University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien

President
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Prof. Dr. Robert Grebner

Prof. Dr. Robert Grebner

President
Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hauke

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hauke

President
Kempten University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

President
University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann

Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann

President
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger

President
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber

President
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Andrea Klug

Prof. Dr. Andrea Klug

President
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden

Prof. Dr. h.c. Heinrich Köster

Prof. Dr. h.c. Heinrich Köster

President
Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lehmann

President
Hof University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible

Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible

President
University of Bayreuth
Vorsitzender des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Martin Leitner

Prof. Dr. Martin Leitner

President
Munich University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller

Vice President
Technical University of Munich
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Merith Niehuss

Prof. Dr. Merith Niehuss

President
Bundeswehr University Munich

Prof. Dr. Niels Oberbeck

Prof. Dr. Niels Oberbeck

President
Nurmberg Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Fritz Pörnbacher

Prof. Dr. Fritz Pörnbacher

President
Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Gordon Thomas Rohrmair

Prof. Dr. Gordon Thomas Rohrmair

President
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Stellv. Vorsitzender des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Walter Schober

Prof. Dr. Walter Schober

President
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Mitglied des Lenkungsrats

Prof. Dr. Hermann Sollfrank

Prof. Dr. Hermann Sollfrank

President
Katholische Stiftungshochschule München

Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber

Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber

President
Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Barbara Städtler-Mach

Prof. Dr. Barbara Städtler-Mach

President
Lutheran University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg

Dr. Eric Veulliet

Dr. Eric Veulliet

President
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Johannes Wallacher

Prof. Dr. Johannes Wallacher

President
Munich School of Philosophy

Founding history:

BayWISS is the result of intense negotiations between representatives of both types of university in Bavaria, with the objective of designing a new concept for enhanced, institutionalised collaboration between universities, which in particular should also further develop doctoral degrees.

There was a stringent set-up procedure: On 24 June 2015, the Minister of State Dr Ludwig Spaenle MdL (Member of the Landtag) together with Dr Sabine Doering-Manteuffel from the Universität Bayern e.V. – Bayerische Universitätenkonferenz and Dr Walter Schober from Hochschule Bayern e.V. presented BayWISS to the Committee for Science and Art in the Bavarian Parliament. On 19 October 2015, the presidents of 30 universities in the Free State of Bavaria signed the cooperation agreement that is fundamental for BayWISS. (See above at downloads). BayWISS was launched on 1 January 2016 and in February 2016 the first annual colloquium took place at the TU München. The BayWISS division as well as the first Joint Academic Partnership were gradually established.

Our partners

As a cooperation platform comprising 31 Bavarian universities, we need strong partners beyond our own network.

Both university associations

Both university associations Universität Bayern e.V. and Hochschule Bayern e.V. assisted in the emergence of and continue to be loyal companions, partners and supporters of BayWISS.

Wertebündnis Bayern

Since 2019, BayWISS has been a proud member of Wertebündnis Bayern (Bavarian Alliance of Values).

 

Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern, ZD.B (Centre for Digitalisation in Bavaria)

The Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (Centre for Digitalisation in Bavaria) is a partner of BayWISS. Several doctoral candidates from BayWISS Joint Academic Partnership are fellows in the ZD.B Fellowship programme. What’s more, we collaborate on events time and again.

UniWiND (the University Association for Qualifying Early Career Scientific Researchers in Germany)

The Universitätsverband zur Qualifizierung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in Deutschland (UniWiND) (The University Association for Qualifying Early Career Scientific Researchers in Germany)  is a network currently comprising 73 members, who have made the promotion of young talent a key mission of their higher education institutions. UniWiND is committed to optimising the training conditions of doctoral candidates and young researchers at the start of the post-doctoral phase, so as to afford them the best possible opportunities for future careers within and outside the university sector. BayWISS is an associated member of UniWIND.

Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art

The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art is not only a funding body for BayWISS, but also an important partner for innovations in Bavarian higher education policy.