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The Rector's Office

Rector Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim, Vice-Rector Prof. Mathias Antlfinger, Vice-Rector Solveig Klaßen, 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. She 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. She 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 she 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. Ute Hörner, Prof. Beate Gütschow, Prof. Didi Danquardt, Prof. Hans W. Koch (alternate member:  Prof. Melissa de Raaf)

Artistic-academic staff: Daniel Burkhardt, Karin Lingnau, Yves Tobias Zintel, Jacqueline Hen (alternate member: Christian Heck) 

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

Students: Nikolaj Meierjohann, Andreas Niegl, Sissy Schneider, Christoph Stec (alternate members: Andreas Finger, Jonas Hermanns, Denzel Russell, Julian Quentin Schleelein, Tobias Schulenburg, Walter Solon)

Committe for Teaching and Studies

Dept. of Art: Prof. Ute Hörner (deputy: Prof. Mischa Kuball)
Dept. of Film/TV: Prof. Melissa de Raaf (deputy: Prof. Frank Döhmann)
Dept. of Art and Media Studies: -
Dept. of exMedia: Prof. Hans W. Koch (deputy: Prof. Peter Stephan)

Artistic-academic staff: Solveig Klaßen (deputy: -)
Non-academic staff: Claudia Warnecke (deputies: Hans Huber, Ursula Reber)
Students: Victoria Xiang Rui Ruhe (deputies: Denzel Russell, Pascal Dreier, Boris Maximov, Valentin Fetisov)

Committee for Finance and Planning

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

Committee for Quality Improvement in Teaching and Studies

Students: Faris Alrjoob, Milena Uribe, christoph Stec, Jonas Hermanns, Jascha Sommer

(deputies: Victoria Xiang Rui Ruhe, Yue Wang, Fabian Martin Anger, Lukas Soboll)

Examining Committee

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

Doctoral Committee (cross-departmental)

Prof. Julia Scher
Prof. Lilian Haberer, Prof. Fatima Kastner, Prof. Isabel Lorey (chair), Prof. Georg Trogemann (deputy chair)
Artistic-academic staff: Thomas Hawranke
Students: Andreas Niegl (deputy: Pascal Dreier)

Equal Opportunities

Dr. Juliane Kuhn, Equal Opportunities Officer
Markéta Polednová, alternate Equal Opportunities Officer

Staff Council

Main Staff Council MKW NRW

Julia Dittrich, Deputy Chair

Spokeswoman of the collective bargaining employees' group

0211/896-4117 /

Nazan Mennewisch, HfMT

0221/28380-142 /

Council of Artistic-academic Staff

Katrin M. Kämpf (chair), Dr. Konstantin Butz (deputy chair), Markéta Polednová

KHM principles and guidelines for dealing with abuse of power, bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment and violence

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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