Koehler Group COO Re-elected to the Board of Trustees of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Stefan Karrer, Chief Operating Officer of the Koehler Group, has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. The University's Senate appointed Karrer for a second time at its first meeting of the 2023/2024 winter semester. Karrer's term of office will run for another four years. One key challenge for the Board of Trustees during this term of office lasting until 2027 will be to find ways to strategically promote the transfer of knowledge between the University, business, society, and politics. New cooperation structures and formats are being developed where innovation processes will be designed together in mutual discussion to help reinforce this transfer of knowledge.
University's Board of Trustees Provides Valuable Opportunities to Share Expertise
The Board of Trustees was established in 1990 to advise Offenburg University of Applied Sciences on its development, while at the same time ensuring continued dialog between the University, business, and wider society. The Board of Trustees is particularly invited to comment on teaching, degree programs, the transfer of knowledge, and internationalization. The high profile of the Board of Trustees, which includes prominent figures from politics, business, local authorities, science, and associations, provides a sound basis for the University's wide-ranging involvement in the Ortenau region.
Dr. Stefan Karrer, Chief Operating Officer of the Koehler Group, said of his re-election to the Board of Trustees: “It is precisely this combination of science, business, and politics that makes the Board of Trustees such a valuable discussion platform for us as a company. This benefits industry, the University, and above all the students themselves.“