Organization of the Institute
The Institute of Applied Geoscience (AGW) at KIT has a cooperative institute managment with an elected speaker. The institute has the following boards:
- Board of Directors (§14)
- Institute Staff Board (ILA) (§5)
- Institute Convention (§4)
- Employee Convention (§17)
Details on the organization are given in the Institute Order. It was implented on 22.11.2019 and sets aside the previous institute order from 22.1.2020 (Artikel 1 52.). The Institute AGW is an institute type 2a (§1) according the the institute order.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of the heads of the seven Chairs of the Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW), the Chairman of the Institute Staff Board (ILA) is an invited guest.
Each Chair acts independently financially and independently heads a group of researchers and staff. Besides independent research and teaching this includes independent finances, human resources managment and utilization of the allocated resources, which he/she takes responsibility for toward the Head of Division (Bereichsleiter/in) (§15).
The Board of Directors elects a speaker and a deputy (§18). The Chairs with their independent organization units (OE) (Professuren, engl. Chairs) of the institute are:
|Geochemistry & Economic Geology||
|Geothermal Energy & Reservoir Technology||Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, deputy Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher|
|Hydrogeology||Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider, deputy Dr. Tanja Liesch|
|Engineering Geology||Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum (Deputy Speaker of the Board of Directors), deputy Dr. Kathrin Menberg|
|Structural Geology & Tectonics||
|Representative of the ILA||NN, deputy apl. Prof. Agnes Kontny|
The managing director was Nico Goldscheider until 2019.
Institute staff board ILA
The ILA consists of the Board of Directors and ten employeer representatives, which are not members of the Board of Directors. Half of the employee representatives are elevted, the other half send out by the cooperative institute management (§5).
Elected and send members of the ILA until December 2022 are:
|Agnes Kontny||Deputy Chairman, Strukturgeologie & Tektonik|
|Simon Breuer||Technische Petrophysik|
|Elisabeth Eiche||Geochemie & Lagerstättenkunde|
|Benjamin Walter||Geochemie & Lagerstättenkunde|
The responsibilites of the ILA are noted in §6. The ILA advises the decision taking of the Board of Directors, especially
- the setup of reseach- and deveopment programs for the institute and the planning of resources thereof;
- the implementation of research- and development programs;
- the measures and implemenation for the execution of performance monitoring of academic and technical work;
- the disorganization or fundamental restructuring of (part-)Institutes;
- the setup of organisation plans;
- the fundamentals of advanced training of employees.
The Board of Directors informs the ILA on all relevant matters of the institute. Thus the Chairman of the ILA (or the deputy) is a guest of the board of directors meetings.
The ILA shall meet regularly, at least once per half-year. Decision is with simple majority, if at least half of the members and at least one elected members are present.
All employees of the institute are heartly welcomed to suggest any ideas to the ILA.
The Examination Committee is responsible for the study relevant aspects of the Institute.
|Chairman||Prof. Dr. Armin Zeh|
|Deputy chairman||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers|
|from the full professors||Prof Dr. Nico Goldscheider|
|from the field of scientific staff||Dr. Elisabeth Eiche|
|Dr. Kathrin Menberg|
|from the field of student representatives|
|guest||Dr. Ruth Haas-Nuesch|
Further tasks at the Institute AGW
|Laboratory/Security||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
|AGW room representative||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
|Head of Institute's Laboratory Board||Dr. Elisabeth Eiche|
Teaching topics and appointments of professors are coordinated in the Faculty of Construction-Geo-Environment BGU. Voting members of the faculty council are currently:
|as the current faculty dean ex offico||Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling (Dean)|
|ex offico from the Board of Directors||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers (Speaker of the Board of Directors|
|elected representatives of the BoD||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
|elected representatives of the BoD||Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider|
|from the scientific staff||Dr. Elisabeth Eiche|
|as dean of studies and convention representative of the scientific employees in the Senate||Prof. Dr. Stefan Norra|
The committee consists of the man supervisor, at least one additional supervisor and the examination committees of professors.
The Council of Division IV "Natural and Built Environment" decides on matters that go beyond the faculty. Area IV combines research, teaching, and innovation of the KIT faculties of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, the three Helmholtz programmes "Atmosphere and Climate", "Renewable Energies" and "Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources" as well as the four Institutes for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-AAF, IMK-ASF, IMK-IFU and IMK-TRO) form the supporting pillars of this field. Currently, the members of the division council are from the AGW:
|from the field of professors||Prof. Frank Schilling (Dean BGU)|
|as representative of the institute AGW||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers|
|as a deputy||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
Centre for Climate and Environment
|Topic Speaker Georesources Centre Climate and Environment||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
|Deputy Topic Speaker||Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum|
|Backup||Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers|
|Topic Speaker Water||Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider|
|Energy Center||Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling|
|POF IV||Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling|
|ThinkTank Industrial Resource Strategies, Speaker Steering Committee||Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb|
|State Agency for Geothermal Research||Dr. Birgit Müller|