Vice-President Academic & Student Affairs

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen

Hochschule Geisenheim University has a single-faculty organizational structure, with the responsibilities of the Dean taken over by the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs, representing the academic organization. He is Head of the Committee for Teaching & Studying and exercises the right to supervise and instruct teaching staff with regard to the proper fulfillment of their tasks and duties.

Some of the responsibilties of the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs include:

  • Admissions Office
  • Study Organization & Examinations Office
  • Office of Student Orientation, Funding & Advisory Services and Career Development
  • Academic Controlling

CURRICULUM VITAE

Alexander von Birgelen studied Landscape Planning with the focus on Plant Utilization at Technische Universität Berlin. After graduation he worked as a freelance landscape planner and became a founding member of the Berlin-based planning agency Strauchpoeten in 2008. Between 2006 and 2010, he worked as a Scientific Assistant for the Department of Vegetation Technology and Plant Utilization at Technische Universität Berlin, followed by a Deputy Professorship for Plant Utilization at Technische Universität Dresden between 2011 and 2015. In 2014, Alexander von Birgelen completed his doctoral degree at Technische Universität Berlin. In October 2015 he was appointed Professor for Planting Design at Hochschule Geisenheim University and became Head of the maintenance and development of the University's parks.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen
E-Mail: vizepraesident-lehre(at)hs-gm.de

Phone: +49 6722 502 711

 

Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen

Assistant

Alexandra Himmel
Alexandra Himmel

The Assistant is the contact person for all general enquiries. Responsibilities include:

  • general support for the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs
  • general office administration
  • correspondance
  • coordination of general enquiries
  • QSL Committee

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday  8 - 12

Associate

Monika Waldbauer
Monika Waldbauer, M.A.
Building 5905
Room 01.03
Phone +49 6722 502 722
Monika.Waldbauer(at)hs-gm.de Details

The Associate supports the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs in performing his tasks and duties. Her areas of responsibility include:

  • preparing strategy papers and providing general operational support
  • conceptional development in the area of academic and student affairs
  • research & analysis of university-specific issues and questions regarding academic and student affairs
  • structuring, coordination and follow-up of tasks and processes
  • preparing reports and providing information for specific target groups such as HGU's President's Council or the Hessian Ministry for Higher Education, Science and the Arts (HMWK)
  • organizational development
  • representation of the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs in external and internal committees and working groups

Office Hours: by appointment

Associate

Kai Oliver Thielking
Dr. Kai Oliver Thielking
Building 5905
Room 01.10
Phone +49 6722 502 487
KaiOliver.Thielking(at)hs-gm.de Details

The Associate supports the Vice-President in performing his tasks and duties. His areas of responsibility include:

  • conceptual development of the Department of Academic & Student Affairs by supporting the Vice-President in university objectives and strategy development (e.g. university development plan, target agreements, policy decisions)
  • preparing project proposals for the acquisition of third-party funding
  • research & analysis of university-specific issues and questions regarding academic and student affairsr
  • preparing and giving presentations in relevant committees.
  • preparing reports and providing information for specific target groups such as HGU's President's Council or the Hessian Ministry for Higher Education, Science and the Arts (HMWK)
  • organization, coordination and follow-up of projects, tasks and processes within the Department of Academic & Student Affairs
  • representation of the Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs in external and internal committees and working groups

Office Hours: by appointment