The Simulation Sciences at the University of Stuttgart
When the Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Sciences (SC SimTech) was founded in 2015, it was anchored in the State Higher Education Act by a special legislative act. Ever since, the Centre has been a key unit of the University of Stuttgart. It forms the institutional and organizational framework for research in the SimTech Cluster of Excellence and warrants for the sustainable, long-term presence of simulation research in Stuttgart.
The Centre is analogous to a faculty and therefore enjoys the same rights. It is authorized to conduct its own PhD programmes and houses the study programme. SC SimTech is governed like a faculty by its own general assembly.
The members of the Centre for Simulation Sciences come from different faculties of the University of Stuttgart. The length of their membership is limited, making the Centre a dynamic organization entity with changing teams.
Among the duties of the Scientific Advisory Board are evaluating the scientific development of the Centre, advising on the subject-matter and technological focus and recommendations for setting up new research facilities. The board nominates Fellows for the Centre to the rector of the University of Stuttgart for possible appointment.
The General Assembly of the Centre for Simulation Sciences deliberates on all Centre affairs. The General Assembly must approve all organizational and development plans as well as study programme and examination regulations.