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09.05.19

KU vice presidents confirmed in office

The KU election committee has unanimously confirmed the three KU vice presidents in their office. The committee re-elected Prof. Dr. Markus Eham (61) as vice president for studies and teaching for a further three-year term. The Professor of Liturgics, Music and voice Training at the KU Faculty of Religious Education already held this position in the interim presidium from 2014, which means that he has held office for five consecutive years now. Prof. Dr. Jens Hogreve (41) continues to be vice president for research. He has held the Chair of Service Management at the KU Ingolstadt School of Management since 2011. The committee also re-elected the political scientist Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe (53) for a second term of office as vice president for international affairs and profile development. Stüwe has been active in the KU’s research and teaching practice since 1993. In addition, he is Head of the Center for Marriage and Family in Society (ZFG).


(from left) Prof. Dr. Jens Hogreve (vice president for research), Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe (vice president for international affairs and profile development) and Prof. Dr. Markus Eham (vice president for studies and teaching) have been confirmed in office by the election committee. (Photo: Klenk/Press Office)

(from left) Prof. Dr. Jens Hogreve (vice president for research), Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe (vice president for international affairs and profile development) and Prof. Dr. Markus Eham (vice president for studies and teaching) have been confirmed in office by the election committee. (Photo: Klenk/Press Office)

KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien said that she was very happy about the decision of all three vice presidents to stand in the elections for a further term of office despite the high workload connected to the positions. “My vice presidents show tremendous commitment and dedication in their work for furthering the KU’s development and have achieved a lot in their past three years in office.” Some projects which were already initiated, however, will take much longer than three years to complete. This includes, amongst others, the objective of becoming a full member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the expansion of the international study offer and further development of strategic international collaborations. This requires personnel continuity within the University Management. “I am thankful that the vice presidents are prepared to also support these developments in future”, says Gien.

The University Management at the KU consists of the president, the three vice presidents and the chancellor. The election committee consists of 16 internal and external KU University Council members, eight members of the academic Senate as well as four representatives of the University’s Foundation Council.

About the vice presidents

Prof. Dr. Markus Eham is Professor of Liturgics, Music and Voice Training at the KU Faculty of Religious Education since 1993. In his time at the Faculty, he has held the position of Dean three times. Previously, he worked at the German Liturgical Institute in Trier as an expert for church music, after that he was a lecturer for liturgics at the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and employee at the Office for Church Music of the Archdiocese. His work focuses on projects with a practical orientation and publications on liturgics and church music that particularly deal with musical compositions for church services which are tailored to the specific characteristics of the parishes. He participated in a commission of the German Bishops’ Conference which developed a new version of the prayer and song book “Gotteslob”. Eham studied theology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, where he also obtained his doctoral degree.

Prof. Dr. Jens Hogreve holds the Chair of Service Management at the KU Ingolstadt School of Management (WFI) since 2011 and holds the position of vice dean at his faculty since 2013. His research focuses on industrial services management, technological service innovations and questions surrounding complaint management. Hogreve has received numerous awards for his research and is a member of several boards of editors of leading journals in the field of marketing and management research. He studied geography, iberomanic philology and economics at the University of Bonn. After having completed his graduate studies in economics specializing in marketing, applied microeconomics and economic policy at the University of Mannheim, Jens Hogreve worked as a research associate at the Douglas endowed chair at FernUniversität Hagen where he also obtained his doctoral degree. Before he was offered a professorship at the KU, he worked as junior professor for business administration at Paderborn University.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe holds the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the KU. His research and teaching activities include democratic systems of government, questions of constitutional jurisdiction and the role of parliamentary opposition.  He studied Political Science, History, Political Education, Christian Social Studies and Classical Archaeology at the KU and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. After completing his doctorate and habilitation at the KU in 2002, he first became a specialist for political systems theory and comparative political science and was appointed associate professor in 2006. Since 2015 he has held the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the KU. Since 2014, Stüwe also holds the position as Head of the Central Institute for Marriage and Family in Society and program officer for the German and French Political Science degree program.