Markus Ogorek accepts call to the University of Cologne
The President of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Prof. Markus Ogorek, has accepted an appointment at the University of Cologne. From winter semester 2020/21 he will take over as Head of the renowned Institute of Public Law and Administrative Science. Its former Director, Prof. Thomas von Danwitz, has been appointed judge at the European Court of Justice.
EBS Universität regrets that Professor Markus Ogorek is leaving, on the other hand shares his pleasure at this appointment, which is further proof of the high-level academic quality of EBS Universität. Markus Ogorek has been at EBS Universität since 2013: in 2014 he was elected Dean of the Law School and, in 2016, University President. He has played a decisive role in establishing and promoting the Law School. For several years now, graduates have achieved the best results in the Hessian State Examination.
“In his four years as President, Markus Ogorek has been committed to the integration of EBS Universität into SRH. This change is still ongoing, but together we are progressing well”, says Prof. Christof Hettich, Chairman of the Board of SRH. Among other things, we have succeeded in reorganising the further education courses in a newly founded third faculty (Executive School) and introducing modern governance structures. “Markus Ogorek has always driven our university forward, with enormous courage, outstanding effort, resourcefulness and optimism. We would like to thank him very much for his commitment and wish him all the best for his future career,” says Dr. h.c. Jörg-Uwe Hahn, Chairman of the University Council and Vice-President of the Hessian State Parliament.
Markus Ogorek will continue to fulfil his duties as President until the beginning of the academic year 2020/21 and will certainly remain associated with EBS Universität. “Being president of this university has always been much more than just a job to me, it was and is really close to my heart. I am delighted about the opportunity to work in my home in the Rhineland, which allows me to spend more time with my wife and our three-year-old daughter again,” said Prof. Markus Ogorek.
In the near future, the responsible university committees will begin the process of finding his successor.