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Vision and leadership of Hof University

Hof University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1994. Our goal for the future is to be an interdisciplinary Green Tech University that uses resources intelligently and to be one of the most innovative universities in Germany in an interactive, communicative society.

Teaching, further education and research are developed in a practice-oriented, digital, nationally and internationally attractive way and are a stabilizing factor in the region, especially through new spin-offs on campus.


Blick vom Alfons Goppel Platz auf die Hochschule Hof

University organization and leadership

The management of Hof University consists of the President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann, Vice President Research and Development Prof. Dr. Dr. Valentin Plenk, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Wolff and the Head of Administration Ute Coenen.


 Christina Fischer
Christina Fischer +49 9281 409 - 3031

Personal Assistant to the President

 Gisela Wirth
Gisela Wirth +49 9281 409 - 3002

Assistant to the President

Vice President Teaching

 Johanna Kimler
Johanna Kimler +49 9281 409 - 3056

Personal Assistant to the Vice President Teaching

Vice President Research and Development

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Valentin Plenk
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Valentin Plenk +49 9281 409 - 4690

Vice President Research and Development

 Tanja Reinel-Tröger
Tanja Reinel-Tröger +49 9281 409 - 4656

Personal Assistant to the Vice President Research and Development

Head of Administration

 Ute Coenen
Ute Coenen +49 9281 409 - 3101

Head of Administration

 Matthias Schaller
Matthias Schaller +49 9281 409 - 3105

Deputy Head of Administration

 Gabriele Eiber
Gabriele Eiber +49 9281 409 - 3102

Assistant to the Head of Administration

Status of the university

Corporation under public law and state institution of the Free State of Bavaria

Hof University of Applied Sciences has the task of cultivating and developing the scientific fields assigned to it in research, teaching, studies and further education. In doing so, it imparts through application-oriented teaching an education that enables the independent application of scientific methods in professional practice, and carries out application-oriented research and development projects.

Legal basis

Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG) of May 23, 2006 as well as the legal ordinances issued in this regard and the statutes issued by Hof University of Applied Sciences.

Legal supervision

Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
Salvatorstr. 2
80333 Munich