Hans Amman is a professor of Computational Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam and the director of Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). As the director of IXA he is currently involved with the business development and impact of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Free University (VU), Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC), VU Medical Center (VUMC) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). Until last year Hans Amman was the executive vice president of UvA and HvA. From 2000-20014 he held similar executive positions at the Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University, which included industrial relations, science park development and valorisation.
Hans Amman received his doctorate in 1989 from the University of Amsterdam for his research in the field of Computational Economics. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Computational Economics and co-founder of the Society of Computational Economics of which he is a former President.
As a researcher, Amman has been involved with a number of financial engineering projects with organizations like ABP, IBM, KPN and Optiver, that combine elements from Information Communication Technology, High Performance Computing and Financial decision making.
Carolyn Campbell-Golden has worked as a higher education administrator building partnerships and relationships with members of the community and businesses for 25 years. She began her career in 1992 helping to establish a community college foundation. In 1999, she went on to Auburn University, where she established the university’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. In 2004, she was appointed as Senior Director of Regional Campaigns for the university’s $500 million Campaign. Under her leadership, the regional campaigns generated more than $28 million. In 2007, Carolyn became Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Auburn Montgomery (AUM), where she leads the university’s alumni and development efforts. Under her leadership Auburn University at Montgomery has surpassed its $15.3 Million goal to raise nearly $20 Million.
Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Texas, graduate degrees in management and higher education administration from Faulkner University and Auburn University respectively, has received distinction as an Executive Leadership Academy Fellow from the University of California at Berkeley, has received certification in college and university teaching from Auburn University, awarded distinction as a Fulbright Scholar in 2016 and will receive a PhD in higher education administration from Auburn University in August 2017.
As Vice-Principal & Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at UWS, Andrew has specific executive responsibilities for the internationalisation of the University’s activities and reputation, as well as overall responsibility for the University’s International Centre. He also leads the development and delivery of the University’s Global Reach Plan, the development of organisational approaches that encourage global citizenship among the University’s students and staff, and establishing governance arrangements that secure appropriate control and protections for engaging in international activities, partnerships and collaborations.
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience of working in the higher education sector and prior to joining UWS was Director of the International Office at Leeds Beckett University where he led a strategic re-focusing towards Leeds-bound student recruitment to complement the University’s early successes in transnational education. Andrew is an elected leadership member of the European Association for International Education and has been a trustee in the Northern Consortium of 11 northern English universities.
Andrew’s career began as an academic at Sheffield Hallam University, where he held the post of Head of Student Recruitment for the Business School. He then worked for the British Council in China as Director of Education, where part of his remit was the marketing of the ‘Education UK’ brand. Andrew returned from China in 2007 to join the University of St Andrews as Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions, where he led pre-enrolment activities.
Ulrich Grothus is Deputy Secretary-General of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He obtained a master’s degree in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1976. He then worked as a journalist before joining the International Division of the former West German Rectors Conference in 1982. He has been working for DAAD since 1988, first as spokesman and head of the president’s office. Starting in 1991, he has been consecutively director of all three DAAD program directorates. In between, he served as director of the Paris office from 1998 to 2000 and of the New York office from 2004 to 2008.
Brigitta Schütt is University Professor for Physical Geography, Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, and Vice President for Research of Freie Universität Berlin. She received her degrees from RWTH Aachen (Dr. phil. 1993) and Universität Trier (Dr. habil 1998). Since 2012, she is a member of the Leopoldina, Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Commission for Geomorphology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, committee member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a regular DFG, DAAD and VolkswagenStiftung Scientific Reviewer. She taught at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (1997-98) and the Universität Trier (1998-2002) and served as a Guest Professor for Physical Geography at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (2002).
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stark
Professor for Organizational Development and Community Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen
Wolfgang Stark, born in 1954, is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Development at the University of Duisburg-Essen. At the University of Würzburg he studied psychology, pedagogy, philosophy, business and economics. Stark has been and still is leader of various research projects in the field of quality management, empowerment and organizational development. He is head and scientific director of the „Laboratory for Organizational Development – Org.Lab“ at the University of Duisburg-Essen and was chairman of the university network „Bildung durch Verantwortung“ (Education through responsibility) till 2017.
Wolfgang Stark will conduct a two-hour Workshop on Service Learning and Campus Community Partnerships just after the conference.