The new rector of the University of Applied Sciences Dresden takes office
Professor Katrin Salchert assumes university leadership
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Salchert took up her office as rector of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden - University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden) on April 1st, 2020. On March 13th, 2020, she was officially appointed by the Saxon Minister of State for Science, Sebastian Gemkow, as the new rector of the HTW Dresden. The university's extended senate elected Prof. Katrin Salchert in December last year. Her term of office is five years.
Prof. Katrin Salchert studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig, where she received her doctorate in biochemistry in 1996. In 2006, she was appointed to the Department of Natural Product Chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences Lausitz (FH) (now Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus - Senftenberg). Until February 2020, the chemist worked there as Vice President for Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Structure. She is very well established both nationally and internationally.
Her goal is to position the HTW Dresden as an innovation driver in university digitization, to expand regional and international cooperation in research and teaching, and to strengthen sustainable research and transfer. "Teaching and studies are the central topic of every university. With interesting vocational qualifying courses of studies, innovative teaching formats, the promotion of competence transfer and the prospect of interesting professional fields in the region, many prospective students should be enthusiastic about the HTW Dresden. In the future I would like to work intensively with all members of the university on the sustainability of the course programs," says Prof. Katrin Salchert.
Prof. Katrin Salchert assumes the official duties of Prof. Roland Stenzel, whose second term of office ended in March 2020.