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Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

Campus Deutz
Betzdorfer Str. 2, 50679 Köln


Prof. Dr. Georg Engelmann

  • Campus Deutz
    Betzdorfer Straße 2
    50679 Köln

Dean’s referent

Pawel Lipinski

  • Campus Deutz
    Betzdorfer Straße 2
    50679 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2387

Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der 21. Sitzung des International Board of Advisors am 14.11.2014 (Image: Pawel Lipinski/FH Köln)

International Board of Advisors (IBOA) of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

About us

The Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production founded the International Board of Advisors (IBOA) in 2004 together with selected personalities of industry and commerce. The aim is an intensive exchange between the members of the faculty and the executives. It addresses the challenges that the constant changes in the academic and industrial world pose to the faculty.


The degree programs of the faculty are characterized by a highly professional and scientific level with a strong orientation towards practical application. The professors cooperate in various ways with representatives from industry and commerce. The International Board of Advisors (IBOA) advises the faculty on the further development of courses and research activities. Furthermore,

  • it supports students,
  • participates in activities of the faculty
  • and promotes the anchoring of the faculty in industry and commerce.


The International Board of Advisors currently consists of 16 representatives from industry and commerce. 

Click here to see the current IBOA members.

Support for students

The IBOA members would like to provide students of the faculty  with the opportunity to combine theoretical approaches and practical application. They offer internships and practical semester positions or topics for project and final theses in cooperation with the faculty. Furthermore, they assist students in their career starts or in the further development of soft skills.


29th Meeting of the International Board of Advisors on May 10, 2019

With the participation of the President of TH Köln, Prof. Dr. Stefan Herzig, the IBOA and faculty members met at campus Deutz for the 29th Meeting of the IBOA.

The focus of the meeting was a discussion about the future of the automobile and the automotive industry.

In the beginning President, Prof. Dr. Herzig presented to the members of the IBOA the vertices of the Hochschulentwicklungsplans 2030 (Higher Education Development Plan 2030) of TH Köln. The IBOA members were impressed by the development that TH Köln and the faculty have undergone since the foundation of the IBOA in 2004 and the development goals it has set itself.

The presentation of the Cologne Cobots Lab, a joint laboratory of professors from the faculties

  • Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production
  • Faculty of Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems

was also well received.

The 30th Meeting of the IBOA will take place in November 2019 at the company Nolden Regelsysteme (control systems) in Meckenheim.

Event series “fireplace evening”

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Learning from the experiences of top managers is the idea of the fireplace evening. In a relaxed atmosphere, the students discuss career and professional issues with managers. In collaboration with the IBOA the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production organizes the fireplace evening  regularly.