for Members of the university

Ombudsperson for professors and academic employees

The University places two Ombudspersons at the academic employees’ disposal. Both work on a voluntary basis and independently and can refer contraventions of the Code of Ethics to the university's own ethics committee. They are the first point of contact for university members if there is a suspicion that a violation of the Code of Ethics has occurred. more

Ombudsperson for Professors

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard C. Bollow

Ombudsperson for academic employees

  • Dr. Lea Boecker

Ombudsperson for students and lecturers

The ombudsperson for students and lecturers is responsible for the internal communication with the University's management and administration. Furthermore, the Ombudsperson listens to the ideas, suggestions and problems expressed by the teaching staff and students, and acts as a mediator between the University's various stakeholder groups. The Ombudsperson offers the possibility of dealing with concerns anonymously, confidentially and in all neutrality, and can contribute to the resolution of personal conflicts on the basis of mediation.

Ombudsperson for students and lecturers

  • Thies Reinck, M.A.

Please note: Against the background of the measures to combat the coronavirus, contact and exchange of information on your concerns is currently carried out via digital means of communication - by e-mail to, by telephone on 04131.677-1087 or via video conference. To exchange information via video conferencing, first send an e-mail to the ombudsperson for students and lecturers requesting to be contacted on this way and you will then receive the necessary access data (the ZOOM tool is available). Of course you can still use the digital ombudsbox for your message to the ombudsperson at You will also have the opportunity to deal with various concerns anonymously and confidentially via digital channels and receive support in the event of personal conflicts.

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Ombudsperson for students and lecturers: policies and principles

  • Independence - The Ombudsperson for students and lecturers acts as autonomously as possible and independently of affiliation to any group or institution.
  • Confidentiality - The concerns raised with the Ombudsperson for students and lecturers are treated with the utmost confidentiality.
  • multi-partiality (on everybody's side)(on everybody's side) - The complaints brought before the Ombudsperson for students and lecturers are approached on the basis of neutrality and the aim to achieve solutions.
  • Regard - The work of the Ombudsperson for students and lecturers is always conducted with high regard for the persons concerned and their respective issues.

Thies Reinck is the spokesperson within the spokesperson collective of the "Netzwerk der Beschwerde- und Verbesserungsmanager*innen sowie Ombudspersonen für Studium und Lehre an deutschen Hochschulen" (BeVeOm) //


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