The future is here.
Project description
The Development Program for the next Professorial Excellence at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences
NextGen Team
For an appealing university during the digital transformation.
Posts and Projects

    What is NextGen?


    NextGen is a qualification program designed to support researchers on their academic career path towards a professorship at universities of applied sciences.

    The project started on April 1st, 2021 and is scheduled to continue until March 31st, 2027. It has received 5,2 million Euros of funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is part of the federal-and-state program FH Personal.


    Researchers on different career levels are taking part in the NextGen qualification program. New members might be added as the project progresses. The current team line-up is very heterogeneous. Still, they have one common denominator. All team members work in newly academized or cross-section-oriented research and teaching fields at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences.

    A professional project and process management ensures that research goals are attained as planned.

    Meet the team
    NextGen Team in winter 2024
    from left: Bilyal Khassenov, Kerstin Strangfeld, Prof. Michael Spranger, Prof. Ramona Kusche, Dr. Angela Freche, Ruben Wittrin, Jill Deschner-Warner, Sven Becker, Marie Luise Heuschkel, Dr. Hagen Bankwitz, Julia Winterlich, Jens Heinrich, Dr. Mandy Lange-Geisler; not in the picture: Dr. Inga-Maria Eichentopf

    The second NextGen Scientific Review is here!

    Online available for free:

    We present the second edition of the NextGen Scientific Review and invite you to read interdisciplinary papers and articles on the research and teaching areas of our team members and mentors!

    What are we up to right now?




    We look forward to new impulses, contacts, and ideas.