Beirat der Fraunhofer Academy

Prof. Dr. Helmut Hoyer - Rector of FernUniversität in Hagen

Since 1997, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Hoyer has been Rector of FernUniversität in Hagen. During his term of office as Rector, the FernUniversität positioned itself successfully in the e-learning/blended learning field.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hoyer gained valuable experience in Higher Education Management during his role as Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and as a Vice Rector of Planning and Research.

From 1999 to 2008, he was President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and between 2001 to 2002, he was Chairman of the University Rectors' Conference of North Rhine-Westphalia. From 2004 to 2006, he was appointed Academic Director of the Centre for eCompetence at Universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (CeC).

Since 2002, he has been member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, which offers in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Academy, the interdisciplinary distance learning program for environmental sciences - infernum.