Porträt of Malte Drescher
Copyright: University of Konstanz

Elected President of RPTU

Malte Drescher, a physicist and vice rector at the University of Konstanz, will become president of the recently founded University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) starting in October of 2024.

The RPTU Senate elected Konstanz-based physicist and current vice rector Malte Drescher as its university's future president. Malte Drescher will take office in October of 2024, following the current co-presidents, Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter and Gabriele E. Schaumann. RPTU was founded in January 2023 by merging the universities in Kaiserslautern and Landau. The first election of an RPTU president took place on 13 December 2023. Malte Drescher is currently a professor of physical chemistry and Vice Rector for Research, Academic Staff Development and Research Infrastructure at the University of Konstanz.

"I warmly congratulate Malte Drescher on his election as president of the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau," says Katharina Holzinger, rector of the University of Konstanz. "Here in Konstanz, we are very happy for him, and we wish him all the best for his new responsibilities. Malte Drescher has worked very hard for the University of Konstanz and its continued development in the context of the Excellence Strategy. On behalf of our entire university, we would like to thank him for his dedication and wish him all the best and much success at RPTU."