In Berlin today, the Universities of Applied Sciences Member Group of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) elected Prof. Dr. Karim Khakzar as its new spokesperson. The President of Fulda University of Applied Sciences will therefore also sit on the HRK Executive Board from 1 August. The term of office is two years.
Khakzar has served as the President of Fulda University of Applied Sciences since 2008 and is a professor in the Department of Applied Informatics. After obtaining his doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart, he spent five years working in the telecommunications industry before returning to academia.
He succeeds Prof. Dr. Micha Teuscher, the Rector of Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, in the office of spokesperson. Teuscher has held office since 2010 and, having been re-elected twice, was not eligible to stand for election again.