Professor Thomas Hofsäss is Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs. His responsibilities include fundamental issues of teaching and learning as well as quality development and assurance in teaching and study. The Vice-Rector is also responsible for internationalisation as well as inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities in the academic domain.

Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs Professor Thomas Hofsäss. Photo: Swen Reichhold

Biography

  • Since 2014
    Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs at Leipzig University
  • 2010–2014
    Dean of the Faculty of Education at Leipzig University
  • Since 2004
    Professor of Pedagogy, specialising in learning disabilities, Leipzig University
  • 2000–2004
    Professor of Education, specialising in learning disabilities, Universität Hamburg
  • 1998–2000
    Professor of Pedagogy, specialising in learning disabilities, Ludwigsburg University of Education
  • 1994–1998
    Professor of Education and Social Work, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
  • 1993–1994
    Special educational needs teacher
  • 1992
    Doctorate conferring the title Dr. phil. (FU Berlin)
  • 1988–1993
    Research assistant for general special educational needs at the Department of Education at the FU Berlin
  • 1984–1988
    Traineeship and work as a special educational needs teacher in Berlin
  • 1980–1984
    Degree in teaching at special needs schools, Pädagogische Hochschule Reutlingen and the University of Tübingen
  • 1960
    Born in Rottweil

Duties of the Vice-Rector

The Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs has a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • fundamental issues involving teaching and learning  
  • quality development and assurance in teaching and study
  • conflict management with students and teachers
  • teacher training degrees, Centre for Teacher Training and School Research
  • internationalisation
  • inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities in teaching and study
  • teaching infrastructure, including digital education
  • academic continuing education
  • continuing education programmes
  • university sport
  • university didactics training:  Higher Education Didactics Centre Saxony
  • university-wide study success projects
  • federal Teaching Quality Pact projects (StiL, LiT+).

The Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs chairs the Rectorate Commission on Teaching, Study and Examinations.

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