The Simulation Science at the University of Stuttgart
When the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech) was founded in 2015, it was anchored in the State Higher Education Act by a special legislative act. Ever since, the Center 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 Center 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 Center for Simulation Science come from different faculties of the University of Stuttgart. The length of their membership is limited, making the Center a dynamic organization entity with changing teams.