Short CV/Education and training

University education:

  • 1970 – 1971
    Studied political economy at the University of Economics, Berlin, Germany

  • 1971 – 1975
    Studied business economics in the Faculty of Economics at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany; awarded the Diplom degree and the title "engineering economist"

  • 1983
    Doctorate (Dr. oec.), Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

Also studied at:

  • 1990
    Institute of Marketing and Trade, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1991
    Under the Chair in general business administration and marketing, University of Mannheim, Germany

  • 1992
    Advanced Executive Program, Kellogg Graduate School of Business Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

  • 1993
    Central and Eastern European Teachers Program, Kellogg Graduate School of Business Management, Northwestern University, Chicago

Career activity:

  • 1975 – 1977
    Worked as an export merchant in the marketing department of the Jenaer Glas company

  • 1977 – 1993
    Research associate / lecturer, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

  • Since 1993
    Professor of general business administration, with a focus on marketing, at the University of Applied Sciences Jena; head of the research area "Marketing"

  • 1999 – 2001
    Vice rector for research and university development at the University of Applied Sciences Jena

  • Since 2001
    Rector of the University of Applied Sciences Jena

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Selected memberships:

  • Member of the university council at Aalen University, 2014

  • Chairperson of the board of trustees for the "Jenaer Bündnis für Familie" (Jena Family Alliance) network, 2014

  • Member and spokesperson for the grievance committee of the Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance Institute ACQUIN, 2013

  • Vice president of the German Red Cross in Thuringia, 2013

  • Member of the advisory board for sustainable development in Thuringia (third appointment period), 2015

  • Member of the board of trustees for the Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT--Foundation for Technology, Innovation, and Research in Thuringia), 2010

  • Member of the university council at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), 2007

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Thuringian Institute for Textile and Synthetics Research (TITK Rudolstadt), 2007

  • Member of the board for ARTE Deutschland (part of the Franco-German television network)

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