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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather

  • Rector of the University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)
  • Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation

(as of November 20, 2019)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1953

Place of birth: Mönchengladbach

Nationality: German


until 1976 Studies of Mathematics and Business Administration, University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen)

1979 Graduation

1984 Habilitation


1986-2008 Full Professor of Chair of Mathematical Statistic and Industrial Application, University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)

1985-2001 Guest Professorship, incl. Yale University, La Trobe University Melbourne

since 2008 Rector of the University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)

Membership of statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2018, appointed until 2023) *)
  • Munich RE *)

*) listed company

Other committee work and functions

  • Since 2010 Member of the Advisory Board of NRW.BANK
  • Since 2014 Member of the Executive Board of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • 1996-2002 Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Supervisory Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 2007-2012 Vice Chairwoman of the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2015-2017 Member of the High-Tech Forum of the Federal Government