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Executive Committee (Präsidium)

Members of the Präsidium

Prof. Martin Köttering studied cultural sciences and aesthetic praxis at the Universität Hildesheim and visual art in Bath, England. He worked as Jan Hoet’s assistant during documenta 9 and as director of the Städtischen Galerie in Nordhorn and director of the open-air kunstwegen museum project. Since 2002 he has been president of the HFBK Hamburg.

Prof. Ingo Offermanns has been elected vice president in June 2019 and is Professor of Graphic Art at the HFBK.

Prof. Dr. Bettina Uppenkamp is Professor of Theory of Art at the HFBK Hamburg since winter semester 2017/2018. Since June 2019, she is also vice president of the HFBK.

Dr. Anna Neubauer has been chancellor of the HFBK Hamburg since 2012.

Tasks assigned to the Präsidium

The Präsidium directs this institute of higher education. It also negotiates and concludes agreements on aims and achievements with the Wissenschaftsbehörde (scientific ministry). In structuring issues, it has the right to commit to initiatives and a right of proposal for the University council. The Präsidium is responsible for the development of structural and planning issues to arrive at a strategic orientation and for making decisions in areas of conflict. It appoints professors and authorizes rules of examination and study. The panel is also responsible for the (financial) control and reporting system of all areas of the University.