Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Leonhard


Responsibilities

The President represents the University externally. He is responsible for ongoing business at the university, implementing the decisions made by central collegial bodies (the University Management Team, Extended University Management Team, Senate and University Council), maintaining order and exercising domiciliary rights.

He is charged with ensuring, via the respective dean, that those responsible for teaching fulfil their teaching and examination obligations properly, as well as their duties in supervising students; in this respect, he or she has a supervisory and instructional authority vis-à-vis the dean.

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Leonhard - Curriculum Vitae

Dieter Leonhard is a W3 Professor of Municipal Environmental Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken (htw saar) and has headed the university since 2019. Prior to this, he was Vice President and then President of the Franco-German University of Applied Sciences (DFH) for five years and Rector of the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences for eleven years.

Leonhard studied both at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at the Institut Polytechnique in Grenoble (F). After completing his doctorate in the field of urban water management at KIT, he worked at various companies for several years. He has published around 50 articles on water-related topics, international university cooperations and university governance. As a guest lecturer, Leonhard taught at the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering in Delft (NL), at the Institut Supérieur Aquitain des Bâtiments et Travaux Publics in Pau (F) and at the Universidad Politécnica - Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Obras Públicas in Madrid (E). Leonhard is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Fraunhofer Institutes for Non-Destructive Testing and for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT).

He is active throughout Europe and nationally as an expert in the field of quality assurance at universities. He has served, among other things, as a member of the national commission for the evaluation of master's programs at the Ecoles d'Ingénieurs in France and as vice-president of an international panel of experts for the evaluation of the higher education system in the French-speaking part of Belgium.

From 2012-19, Dieter Leonhard was a member of the Board of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and - as a representative of the German Rectors' Conference - of the University Council of the Franco-German University (DFH). Since 2019, he has been a member of the Senate of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the standing HRK Commissions for Research and Young Academics and for the Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions. Leonhard has been chairman of the German University Consortium for International Cooperation (DHIK) with the Chinese-German University of Applied Sciences (CDHAW), the Mexican-German University Cooperation (mdhk) and, since 2021, the Indo-German Center for Higher Education (IGCHE) for many years.

From 2012 to 2017, he chaired the North Baden-Palatinate district of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and in 2020, Dieter Leonhard was appointed to the steering committee of the Franco-German Zukunftswerk.

He was awarded the Order of Knight of the French Legion of Honour by the Republic of France for his services in the field of Franco-German science.

The President

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Leonhard President of the htw saar

Contact

t +49 (0)681 58 67 - 100
f +49 (0)681 58 67 - 123
praesident@htwsaar.de

Location

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken

Address

Postfach 65 01 34
66140 Saarbrücken

Personal Assistant to the University Management Team

Kathrin Heim, M.A. Personal Assistant to the University Management Team

Contact

t +49 681 5867-99147
Kathrin.Heim@htwsaar.de

Location

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Room 11.09.19

Office Management University Management Team Fundraising/SME Activities

Rita Richter Office Management - University Management Team

Contact

t +49 (0)681 58 67-101
f +49 (0)681 58 67-123
rita.richter@htwsaar.de

Location

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Room 11.09.10

Secretary's Office

Lisa-Marie Mann

Contact

t +49 (0) 681 58 67-99133
lisa-marie.mann@htwsaar.de

Location

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Room 11.09.15

Executive Office of Committees and Governing Bodies

Sabine Wente Coordinator for Committee Support/Relations

Contact

t + 49 (0) 681 5867 116
gremien-praesidium@htwsaar.de
sabine.wente@htwsaar.de

Location

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Room 11.09.11

Kontakt

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
Telefax: (0681) 58 67 - 122
E-Mail: info@htwsaar.de

Aufsichtsbehörde:
Ministerium der Finanzen und für Wissenschaft des Saarlandes

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