The Rector's Office

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Rector Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Reck, Vice-Rector Prof. Sophie Maintigneux, Vice-Rector Christian Sievers, Chancellor Dr. Sabine Schulz

The Rector's Office decides on all issues that are not assigned to other institutional bodies by the Academy Act (Hochschulgesetz). The rector represents the Academy both internally and externally. He chairs the Rector's Office and is in charge of establishing governance structures and principles setting out the rules and conduct of the Academy. The Rector is the supervisor of the artistic-academic staff members. He is responsible for all aspects of the Academy's artistic orientation, including the development and implementation of objectives and prospects of future activities. The Rector is the contact person for sponsors and partners and he is responsible for the Academy's presentation to the public.

As a member of the Rector's Office, the chancellor heads the administration and is the supervisor of the non-academic staff. She is in charge of the Academy's overall budget and represents the rector in legal affairs.

Governing Bodies


Professors: Prof. Peter Bexte, Prof. Beate Gütschow, Prof. Didi Danquardt, Prof. Hans W. Koch (alternate member:  Prof. Mathias Antlfinger, Prof. Ute Hörner)

Artistic-academic staff:  Solveig Klaßen, Karin Lingnau, Daniel Burkhardt, Julia Thürnagel (alternate member: Yves Tobias Zintel, Tobias Hartmann, Jacqueline Hen) 

Non-academic staff: Claudia Löwen, Claudia Trekel, Heike Ander, Ewald Hentze (alternate member:  Klaus Genske)

Students: Luisa Bäde, Max Mauro Schmid, Sissy Schneider, Christoph Stec (alternate members: Martin Baumeister, Pascal Dreier, Mia Matz, Steffen Meyn, Katharina Sing)

Committe for Teaching and Studies

Dept. of Art: Prof. Ute Hörner (deputy: Prof. Mischa Kuball)
Dept. of Film/TV: Prof. Dietrich Leder (deputy: keine Besetzung)
Dept. of Art and Media Studies: -
Dept. of exMedia: Prof. Hans W. Koch (alternate member: Prof. Peter Stephan)

Artistic-academic staff: Solveig Klaßen (alternate member: Andreas Altenhoff)
Non-academic staff: Claudia Warnecke (alternate member: Hans Huber, Ursula Reber)
Students: Fabian Fragale (alternate members: Pascal Dreier, Steffen Meyn, Andreas Niegl, Sissy Schneider, Katharina Singh)

Committee for Finance and Planning

Dept. of Art:  Prof. Johannes Wohnseifer (deputy: Prof. Julia Scher)
Dept. of Film/TV: Prof. Sebastian Richter
Dept. of Art and Media Studies: keine Besetzung
Dept. of exMedia: Prof. Zilvinas Lilas  (deputy: Prof. Georg Trogemann)
Artistic-academic staff: Christian Faubel (deputy: Thomas Hawranke)
Non-academic staff: Rober O'Kane (deputy: Miriam Dehn-L´Hajoui)
Students: Christoph Stec (deputy: Steffen Meyn, Lukas Soboll)

Committee for Quality Improvement in Teaching and Studies

Students: Sophia Gamboa, Rike Hoppe, Steffen Meyn, Christoph Stec, Ewa Zeilinska (alternate members: Andreas Finger, Andreas Niegl, Carmen Rivadeneira, Katharina Singh)

Examining Committee

Dept. of Art: Prof. Beate Gütschow
Dept. of Film/TV: Prof. Didi Danquart
Dept. of Art and Media Studies: Prof. Peter Bexte
Dept. of exMedia: Prof. Hans W. Koch
Artistic-academic staff: Jacqueline Hen, (alternate member: Daniel Burkhardt)
Students: Viktor Brim (alternate member: Jonas Hermanns)

Doctoral Committee (cross-departmental)

Prof. Sabine Rollberg (alternate member: Prof. Julia Scher)
Prof. Peter Bexte, Prof. Georg Trogemann
Artistic-academic staff: Thomas Hawranke
Students: Andreas Niegl (Vertreter: Pascal Dreier)

Equal Opportunities

Dr. Juliane Kuhn, Equal Opportunities Officer
Beate Middeke, alternate Equal Opportunities Officer

Staff Council

Doris Jaeger (chair)
Mandy Brenneiser (deputy chair)
Martin Nawrath (deputy chair)

Patricia Kaschuba
Beatrix Wheeler

Council of Artistic-academic Staff

Andreas Altenhoff

Principles for the prevention of humiliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, violence and abuse of power at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne promotes the equitable cooperation of all genders on all levels of interaction and engagement in study, teaching, art, research, technology and administration. It works actively against abuses of power, all kinds of discrimination and disadvantaging, sexual harassment and violence towards students, employees and teaching staff.

Discrimination, sexualised behaviour and violence represent a violation of personal rights that severely impairs the Academy of Media Arts Cologne as a whole. They create an intimidating, stressful and degrading work and study environment and can have serious negative psychological and physical implications.

Discrimination of any sort as well as all sexual harassment and sexualised use of force are forbidden at the academy and in official non-academic interactions. All members and representatives of the Academy – whether they are involved with educational, qualificatory and managerial tasks in teaching, research and study or with technical and administrational roles – are responsible for ensuring that people’s personal rights and individual personal boundaries are respected in their specific areas of work and specialisation and should safeguard the prevention and/or cessation of sexually discriminatory behaviour and use of force. Violations of these principles will not be tolerated.

Abuse of power or the exploitation of dependant relationships at the place of work, in the course of study as well as in the handling of resources under the threat and/or implementation of personal or professional disadvantage or with the promise of benefit is considered particularly serious.

Emotions and the search for identity can be the subject of artistic work and is thus an essential component of the teaching. These are inherent characteristics of an artistic course of study. The close relationships that are formed demand these topics be tackled with particular sensitivity. This must always be viewed in light of the basic guaranteed artistic, scientific and academic freedoms.

All representatives and members of the Academy are expected to cooperate on the creation of a work and study environment that offers space for artistic development shaped by mutual regard, respect and tolerance and which encourages individuals to address conflicts openly. There is no place at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne for disadvantaging, defamation, humiliation, discrimination, sexual harassment or violence.

[approved by the senate of the KHM on 13.07.2018]

Address / centre

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
D-50676 Köln
Fon: +49 221 20189 - 0
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 17

Rector's / Chancellor's office

Susanne Hackländer
Fon: +49-221-20189-111

Ingrid Panne
Fon: +49-221-20189-212

Assistant to the Rectorate
Heidrun Hertell
Fon: +49-221-20189-130


Press / PR office

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
D-50676 Köln
Fon: +49 221 20189 - 135 / - 330
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49135

Guard duty

Fon: +49 221 20189 - 105
Mobil: +49 173 7480228

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