Board of Trustees
Since PFH commenced teaching activities in 1995, companies with an excellent market position and a high reputation, ranging from SMEs to global players, have been represented in PFH's Board of Trustees. This broad line-up of Dax companies, on the one hand, and SME partners from a wide variety of industries, on the other, guarantees the innovative impetus for rendering the study programme practically oriented and extending its practical orientation.
8 of the 13 companies in the present Board of Trustees have been actively involved in the "With business for business" process from the outset as founding members. This fruitful collaboration over many years guarantees continuity and is the best proof of the success that University and companies have achieved to date through this partnership.
The shared objective over the coming years continues to be to mould young academic talent that is superbly trained and demonstrates entrepreneurial dynamism in meeting the challenges facing Germany as a business location.
The companies represented in the Board of Trustees show both a moral and a financial commitment to PFH by
- assuming economic responsibility, e.g. by funding endowed chairs
- acting as advisers to the University, so as to give the study content a practically relevant and needs-based orientation
- contributing practical knowledge and experience to study focus areas, for example in the context of talks or panel discussions
- honing students' perception of practically relevant issues in projects and
- providing work placements for the students.
Endowed Chair - Partnership Model with a Future
The close affiliation of companies with the University in the context of endowed chairs has a rich tradition of success.
The establishment of the endowed chairs of Tourism and Travel Management (TUI AG), Entrepreneurship (Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH), Structural Mechanics of Fibre Composites (CFK-Valley Stade e. V.) and Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites (Airbus Operations GmbH) has become the driving force behind University expansion and is another example of collaborative partnership in practice between the business world and the University, which guarantees maximum practical orientation in the academic environment. If you are interested in involvement in the context of an endowed chair, please contact Bianka Melanie Krietenstein, Head of Business Services.
Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG
Baker Tilly Roelfs Unternehmensberatung GmbH
CFK Valley e.V.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions Europe
Novelis Deutschland GmbH
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH
T-Systems Business Services GmbH