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President


Gabriele Gien
Name: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien
Address: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstraße 26
85072 Eichstätt
Building: Sommerresidenz
Room: SR 112
Phone: +49 / 8421 / 93-21230
E-mail: praesidentin(at)ku.de

Executive Assistant to the President

Dr. Daniele Franc
Name: Dr. Daniele Franc
Address: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstr. 26
85072 Eichstätt
Building: Sommerresidenz
Room: SR 114
Phone: +49 / 8421 / 93-21628
E-mail: daniele.franc(at)ku.de

Project Officer

Claudia Reng
Name: Claudia Reng
Address: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Kapuzinergasse 2
85072 Eichstätt
Building: Kapuzinerkloster
Room: KAP 215
Phone: +49 8421 93 - 21234
E-mail: claudia.reng(at)ku.de

Office of the president

Ulrike Mebs
Name: Ulrike Mebs
Address: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstraße 26
85072 Eichstätt
Building: Sommerresidenz
Room: SR 112
Phone: +49 / 8421 / 93-21230
E-mail: vorzimmer.praesidentin(at)ku.de

About Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien,  born on January 11, 1962 in Munich

Positions, offices and functions

  • Since October 2016 President of the KU
  • October 2014 to October 2016 Interim President
  • Chairwoman of the KU Senate from 2013 until October 2014
  • KU Vice President 2009-2011
  • Chairwoman of the working group German Didactics at Bavarian Universities

Chairholder of German Didactics, employed at the KU since 2007

Professional focus and research interests:
Reading research, creative writing processes, international teacher education (in particular in Uganda), social engagement in studies, teaching and research

Tasks within the University Management


  • Ultimate responsibility for University management
  • Chairwoman of the University Management and the Extended University Management
  • Initiatives for the University's development and drafting of the KU higher education policy
  • Determination of the guidelines for the completion of the University Management tasks
  • Implementation of the decisions taken by the University Management, the Extended University Management and all other central University committees and bodies
  • Internal and external representation of the University, amongst others in the Universität Bayern e.V. Association and the German Rectors’ Conference
  • Maintaining contacts with the Foundation, ministries and representatives of the church, society and industry
  • Accountability and reporting obligation towards the Foundation and University committees
  • Superior for the chancellor and academic staff employed at the University; with the exception of professors

Further responsibilities:

  • Communication, marketing, press and public relations work
  • Fundraising and alumni management
  • Third Mission strategy