The President of Europa-Universität Flensburg

The President chairs the Executive University Board of Europa-Universität Flensburg and has the authority to issue directives. He is the highest representative of the university and maintains contact with ministries, business, associations and society.

Supporting the President, three Vice Presidents are responsible for the areas of European and International Affairs, Studies, Teaching and Digitization, and Research. They are elected by faculty members in Senate upon his recommendation, and serve a term of three years.

How to reach Prof. Dr. Werner Reinhart:

Please use the designated email address praesident-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de when sending messages to the President. The President’s direct staff have access to this address, which enables them to organize incoming messages more efficiently and ensure a rapid response. For confidential messages, please write to reinhart-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de.

Prof. Dr.Werner Reinhart

President of Europa-Universität Flensburg

Phone
+49 461 805 2801
E-mail
praesident-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Dublin
Room
DUB 206a
Street
Campusallee 3
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Personal Assistant

Phone
+49 461 805 2064
E-mail
anna.ragotzky-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Dublin
Room
DUB 210
Street
Campusallee 3
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Short biography

Prof. Dr. Werner Reinhart was born in 1958 and passed the German High School examination (Abitur) in Kaiserslautern (Rhineland-Palatinate) in 1977. After studying German and English/American Studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of California in Berkeley, he passed the first state examination for secondary education teachers in 1984. He then obtained his Ph.D. in 1990; (titled: Literarischer Wahn: Studien zum Irrsinnsmotiv in der amerikanischen Erzählliteratur 1821 - 1850) and qualified for a teaching career in higher education by writing a post-doctoral thesis in American Studies in 1998; (titled: Pikareske Romane der 80er Jahre: Ronald Reagan und die Renaissance des politischen Erzählens in den USA - Acker, Auster, Boyle, Irving, Kennedy, Pynchon).

After teaching at the University of Mannheim (from 1990 to 1997 as a research assistant and in 1998 as a university lecturer,) and completing a research year at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA). Prof. Reinhart accepted a senior professorship at the then University of Flensburg, now Europa-Universität Flensburg. His research interests are contemporary literature, interrelation politics and literature and genre typology (Gattungstypologie).

After several years as head of the Department of English, managing the study program Culture - Language - Media, and being a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Flensburg he was elected President by the Senate in October 2012.

Responsibilities of the President

Responsibilities within the Executive University Board derive from its rules of procedure and from the Higher Education Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. Presidential areas of responsibility include:

  • Directive competence
  • External representation of the university
  • Contact with ministries
  • Contacts to political parties, churches, economy, society and culture
  • Senate (preparation of senatorial meetings and affairs, together with the chairman)
  • Signing of contracts
  • Statutes / Ordinances
  • German Rectors' Conference and University Rectors' Conference
  • Regional Assembly
  • Committee for Education and Development
  • Growth Forum
  • University Council
  • EUF Foundation
  • Head of the Executive University Board and Senate / Internal Communications and Public Relations
  • AStA (Student Association)
  • Frisian Seminar
  • Appointment Negotiations
  • Representative and central contact for department heads and staff units
  • Staff councils
  • Equal Opportunities Officer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Representative for the Disabled

Selected Presidential Addresses: