The Management of the Dresden International University

Honorary president

Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf

Co-founder of the Dresden International University

Members of the Presidium

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Lasch
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Schoop
  • Prof. Dr. Gerald Gerlach
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schipp
  • Prof. Dr. med. Thea Koch
  • Prof. Dr. Anne Lauber-Rönsberg



Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil DEng. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Müller-Steinhagen
+49 351 40470 -306


Chief executive

Prof. Dr. Joachim Niemeier
+49 351 40470 -127

It was a courageous decision to put the DIU idea into practice. And it remains encouraging to this day to see how it proves itself and meets the expectations that its founders and sponsors have placed in it. Those who know from their own experience how difficult it is to locate something new at the dividing lines between the classical faculties can judge the achievements that were necessary to encourage dithering students, to convince sceptics by courageous action and to win partners for a trip into unusual academic fields. The success of the DIU confirms the conviction of those who set it in motion: There is a desire for interdisciplinary, career-integrated education. It is exciting to participate in it - both as a student and as a teacher. It knows no national borders. The need this desire expresses is international - like the DIU. It has long since justified its foundation. It will continue to prove itself as indispensable in the future - as an idea that has become reality. (Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf)

Supervisory board

Prof. Dr. –Ing. habil DEng / Auckland Hans Müller-Steinhagen
Rector, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Dr. D. Michael Albrecht
Medical Board
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dr. Andreas Handschuh
Chancellor, Technische Universität Dresden

Board of trustees

Dr. Johannes Beermann
Deutsche Bundesbank

Susanne Heger
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH

Dr. Klaus Schuberth
Bundesagentur für Arbeit – Zentrale

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner
Stiftung Charité Berlin