Thomas Strothotte is a Canadian computer scientist and university administrator. He has been the President of the Kühne Logistics University since August, 2013 and was re-appointed for a second five-year term in 2018.
Strothotte was born in 1959 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and raised in Vancouver. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University (BSc, MSc) and McGill University (PhD, 1984) as well as Columbia Business School (MBA) and the London Business School (MBA). He spent time as a Postdoc in France, Sweden and at IBM in Heidelberg.
After earning his “Habilitation” at the University of Stuttgart, he was a professor of computer science at the Free University of Berlin (1990 – 1993) and the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg (1993 – 2006), specializing in computer graphics and interactive systems. During this time he supervised 32 doctoral students and 5 “Habilitation”-Theses. His h-index in google scholar is currently 37.
From March 2001 to December 2002 he served as the director of IT for the government of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.
From 2006 until 2008 he was the Rector of the University of Rostock and from 2009 to 2013 he served as the Rector of the University of Regensburg.
He is the principle founder of two private schools in Magdeburg: the Pierre Trudeau International Elementary School (in 2000) and the Pierre Trudeau International High School (in 2004).