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Excellence Initiative Board

The institutional strategy entitled “Ambitious and Agile” is a development strategy for the entire University. The nine measures formulated in the strategy have strengthened the University as a whole. The Excellence Initiative Board is the University’s advisory board for the Institutional Strategy. It advises on the university’s future research strategy.

External Members

Prof. Anton Hemerijck, European University Institute, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Director of Graduate Studies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association

Prof. Maresi Nerad, Director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE), University of Washington, Seattle

Prof. Colin Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University

Dr. Janet Walden, former COO of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Zöllner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Freie Universität Berlin, Chairman of the Foundation Charité, former Senator for Education, Science and Research of Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frans Zwarts, former Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen

Internal Members

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Rektor

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter, Konrektor für Forschung, wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs und Transfer

Prof. Dr. Ekkard Brinksmeier, Ingenieur, Institut für Werkstofftechnik

Prof. Dr. Manfred Fahle, Biologe, Arzt, Zentrum für Kognitionswissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Jens Falta, Experimentalphysiker, Dekan des Fachbereichs Physik/Elektrotechnik

Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall, Soziologin, SOCIUM, Dekanin des Fachbereichs Sozialwissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Till-Sebastian Idel, Erziehungswissenschaftler, Dekan des Fachbereichs Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Sarianna Maarit Lundan, Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin, Internationales Management und Governance (IMG), Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Prof. Dr. phil. Norbert Schaffeld, Anglist, Fachbereich Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill, Informatikerin, Dekanin des Fachbereichs Mathematik/Informatik

Prof. Dr. Mi­cha­el Schulz, Meeresgeologe, Direktor MARUM - Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften