New chairs of examination boards


The end of an era: New chairpersons in the examination committees

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Due to Prof. Stanjek's retirement, the chairmanship of the examination committee for the Bachelor's programme "Applied Geosciences" changed to Prof. Back on 1 July 2022. In parallel, he will take over the deputy chairmanship of the Master's programme "Applied Geosciences". Prof. Stanjek is leaving the examination board after more than 15 years of chairmanship. He has held the office of examination committee chair for the longest time without interruption in the teaching unit "Applied Geosciences".

Prof. Back brings several years of experience in the field of practical study programme coordination to the office of examination board chairman. As a research assistant, he was responsible for coordinating the study programme and advising students on the geology diploma programme. In addition to his teaching activities, for which Prof. Back was awarded several teaching prizes, he has been constantly active in the geoscientific examination boards since 2001 and has also been instrumental in the further development of these study programmes in accreditation procedures.

Due to the assumption of the office as department spokesperson, Prof. Reicherter will change from chair to deputy chair of the examination committees for the two Master's degree programmes "Georesource Management" and "Engineering Geohazards" from 1 October 2022. Prof. Reicherter took over the post in the Master's "Georessourcenmanagement" from Prof. Meyer in 2011 and is largely responsible for the conceptualisation and introduction of the Master's programme "Engineering Geohazards" in 2020. In parallel, he was appointed as Rectorate Representative for India in 2017.

The new chair of both examination boards is Prof. Schwarzbauer, who has already been a professorial member of both examination boards for several years. In addition to his involvement in reaccreditation, Prof Schwarzbauer brings to the chairmanship his knowledge as Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering (2018-2022), who will retire on 1 October. In this role, he served as an important link between the rectorate and the faculty, especially during the Corona crisis, and chaired the faculty's student advisory board for four years. In addition, Prof. Schwarzbauer has been involved in the quality improvement commission of the teaching unit "Applied Geosciences" for several years.

The department would like to thank Prof. Stanjek and Prof. Reicherter for their commitment as chairpersons of the examination boards over the past one and almost two decades, respectively, and wishes Prof. Back and Prof. Schwarzbauer a good start in office. Applications to the Examination Committees can still be submitted via the relevant subject advisors.

Further information on the examination boards can be found here.