Projects / Work Experience in Detail


  • Comparative Study on the Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems, European University Association, October 2017 - December 2018.

  • Strategy Consulting for the Medical Faculty of the University of Münster, 2018.

  • Strategy Consulting for the City of Nürnberg, October 2017- January 2018.

  • Evaluation of International Master Programme in Educational Quality, Protestant University of Rwanda, University of Bamberg, May - October 2017.

  • Fact-finding Mission for the German Academic Exchange in Tunisia, March - April 2017.

  • Strategy Coaching of the University of Lyon, September - February 2017
  • Evaluation of the Academic Cooperation Association (as chair of an evaluation team), October - December 2016.

  • Programme Audit of Federal Ministry of Education and Research funding programme „Performance Assessment in Scientific Research and Higher Education“, Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, June /July 2016.

  • Chancellor of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg: Consolidation of budget deficit and infrastructural development, introduction of systematic personnel development for administrative support staff, mainstreaming internationalisation in the administration, June 2014 – June 2016.

  • Internationalisation Strategy Development and Quality System Development (Establishment of Research Evaluations at Faculty-Level) for the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2011 - 2013.

  • Evaluation of institutional structures and governance at University of Stuttgart, 2011.

  • Policy development support for the Swiss Science and Technology Council (Schweizer Wissenschafts- und Technologierat) on new approaches to evaluation and performance assessment incl. review of existing research on their effects on higher education institutions, 2010 and 2012. Publication (2013)

  • Organisational Development Coaching with regard to Governance Reforms at Trinity College Dublin, 2010.

  • Strategy coaching for the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 2009-2010.
  • Institutional evaluation of internationalisation and change capacity at the Tohoku University, Japan, mandate by the European University Association, 2009-2010.
  • Study on institutional diversity and differentiation in European Higher Education for the European University Association (EUA), 2008  – 2009. Publication (2009

  • Study on cooperations between Swiss Higher Education Institutions, mandate by the Swiss Science and Technology Council (SWTR), 2009. Publication (2009) 

  • Evaluation of the cross-faculty trans-disciplinary research platforms as an institutional development instrument for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2008.

  • Sector Report on the Slovak Higher Education System, with special focus on Research Capacity, mandate by EUA, the Slovak Ministry of Education and the Slovak Rectors Conference, 2007 – 08.

  • Evaluation and strategy development of the Swiss Doctoral Programme in Social Anthropology, 2007- 08.

  • Evaluation and strategy development for the League of European Research Universities (LERU), 2007.

  • Mid-term evaluation of the Academic Counselling and Advisory Program (ACAP) at ETH Zurich, 2007.

  • Development of a strategy for restructuring Doctoral Education at the University of Basel, mandate by University of Basel, 2006 – 2007.

  • Benchmarking study of Engineering Education of 8 global universities (“Global Engineering Excellence”), mandate by ETH Zürich & TU Darmstadt, 2006. Publication 

  • Assessment and Perspectives of Continuing Education at Swiss Universities, mandate by the Swiss State Secretariat of Education and Research, 2006. Publication 
  • Comparative study of the role of universities in developing Knowledge Regions in Europe, mandate by the European University Association (EUA), 2006. Publication (2006) 

  • Strategy Consulting for Medium and Long Term Development of the University of Bremen.  2006

  • Development of a Marketing Strategy for the Knowledge Capital Zurich, mandate by the Kanton Zürich, University of Zurich, ETH Zürich. 2005

  • Comparative Study of Research Strategy Development and Management at European Universities. Mandate by the European University Association (EUA), 2005. Publication (2006)

  • Development of Strategies for Transdepartmental Themes in the Context of a Medium Term Development Plan for ETH  Zürich, mandate by ETH Zürich, 2005.
  • Trends IV and Trends III Studies on the Implementation of the Bologna  Reforms, mandate by the European University Association (EUA) 2005 and 2003. 

  • Strategic development, office of the Vice President Plannind Logistics at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2002-2004.
    • designed, analysed and organised strategic planning between departments and central administration, with a focus on developing synergies and common goals across disciplinary boundaries.
    • developed instruments which facilitated the establishment of institutional thematic scientific platforms in view of enhanced visibility and profile of the institution in key strategic areas.
    • launched an institutional marketing initiative.
  • Strategic Consultant for the Humboldt University Berlin, helped launch strategic planning processes and office at the HU Berlin for the new president, Prof. Jürgen Mlynek, relaunched the institutional reform project of the Volkswagen Stiftung (recruitment reform, quality assurance, performance-based funding), mandate by HU Berlin, 2000-2001.

  • Researcher for the Science Expert Council (Expertenrat beim Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung Nordrhein-Westfalen) evaluating the portfolio, structural and strategic development of the Northrhine-Westfalian Universities, 1999.

  • Organisation of the Annual German Philosophy Conference (XVIII. Deutschen Kongresses für Philosophie, "Die Zukunft des Wissens“) with 700 participants, 1998.

  • Member of the structural reform commission of the University of Konstanz, 1998, "Modell Konstanz".
  • Policy Consulting for the European Commission: Evaluation and re-conception of European cooperation programmes (Erasmus, EC/US 
  • cooperation), 1994 – 1996
  • Evaluation of EC/US cooperation programme, mandate by the Academic Cooperation Association, 1994.