The University Advisory Board advises the shareholder and the presidency in strategy formation and in matters of establishing or abolishing study programs and research, as well as the recruitment of professors and students. The University Advisory Board discusses new fields of activities in teaching, research and further scientific training (Weiterbildung), as well as the expansion of regional and international networking concerning contacts to business and culture.
The University Advisory Board currently encompasses six external members, who have been appointed for four years by the shareholder, based on suggestions by the presidency. The University Advisory Board consists of the presidency; one representative of the shareholder and representatives form science, society, business and politics. On its founding session on March 5th, 2015, Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu was elected as Chair of the University Advisory Board.
Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D.
Jutta Allmendinger is currently President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) and Professor for Sociology at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She has also served as Full Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and as the Director of the Institute for Employment Research (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, IAB) in Nürnberg. She was a fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She received the Communicator Award – Science Award of the Donors' Association, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the "Bundesverdienstkreuz" in 2013.
Prof. Dr. Max Kaase
Max Kaase was Founding Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Vice President of the International University Bremen (2002-2006).He served as Vice President of the European Science Foundation and President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) (2003-2006). His research interests includecomparative politics, electoral research and the functioning of representative democracy. He has been a member of numerous committees and advisory boards (such as the Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat), the European Science Foundation (ESF), the German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as the Advisory Board (Hochschulrat) of the University of Mannheim). The City University of London as well as the University of Bremen have awarded him honorary doctoral degrees. For his services to the German academic community he received the Bundesverdienstkreuz.
Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu
Yasemin Karakasoglu is Professor of Intercultural Education at the Department of Pedagogy, University of Bremen. Earlier, Prof. Karakasoglu served as Head of the Department of Socio-Cultural Affairs at the Center for Turkish Studies in Essen. Her current interests include: intercultural concepts for educational institutions, diversity in higher education, living conditions and the educational situation of migrants in Germany. She is a member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration and advisory committees (Freudenberg Foundation, Otto-Benecke-Foundation, the Bremen Integration Council). She was elected as a member of the board to the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for the period of 2016-2019.
Özcan Mutlu, MdB
Özcan Mutlu is a Turkish-German Green Party politician. Since 2013, he is a member of the German "Bundestag". From 1999, he served as the representative of the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in the Berlin state parliament and was re-elected in 2006 and 2011. He is a founding member of the bilingual German-Turkish Europe-School, co-initiator of the sister city agreement between Kreuzberg and Kadıköy, and was a Istanbul Marshall-Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and a young leader of the Atlantik Brücke e.V. and a Worl Young Leader of the BMW Quandt Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Jan Sadlak
Jan Sadlak is professor emeritus of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and professor and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities/SWPS in Warsaw, Poland (2009-2011). From 1999 to 2009, he was the Director of UNESCO-European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES) and the representative of UNESCO in Romania. Prior to this position he was Chief of Section for Higher Education Policy at UNESCO, Paris [1992 – 1999]. His research interests and publications include such topics as quality assurance, academic ranking and “world-class university”. He is a member of the governing boards of several academic organizations as well as editorial boards. He was awarded several distinctions and seven honorary doctoral degrees.
Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner
E. Jürgen Zöllner is the Executive Director of Stiftung Charité. He has served as the Senator for Education, Youth and Science in Berlin (2006-2011) and as Minister for Education, Science, Further Education and Culture in Rhineland-Palatinate (1991-2006). He also served as Vice-President of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK). Previous to his political career, he was President of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He studied medicine at the University of Freiburg and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and was a full professor at the latter institution for many years. He received many distinctions (several honorary doctoral degrees, Bundesverdienstkreuz).