New CHE management as of today
The change in leadership at the CHE non-profit-making Centre for Higher Education Development took place today. After the departure of Prof. Detlef Müller-Böling as head of the CHE following his 60th birthday, Dr. Jörg Dräger and Prof. Frank Ziegele have taken over management of the CHE.
What has been tried and tested will not be thrown overboard by the new generation of management at the CHE as the two new men at the top will also continue to be driving forward the major projects such as the CHE-Ranking family (including the CHE UniversityRanking, the CHE ResearchRanking and the CHE ExcellenceRanking). As in previous years, the European higher education area will increase in importance for the CHE. “There will also be no changes to the proven, independent working method of all colleagues,” says Frank Ziegele, who worked as project manager in the CHE team for many years and who can appreciate the driving force of the interdisciplinary staff structure.
Jörg Dräger adds: “Detlef Müller-Böling has shown over previous years the change that can be achieved if people, such as those at the CHE, pursue the clear goal of the ‘university unbound’. Frank Ziegele and I will continue to spark significant impulses for the education sector.” Both managers emphasised that the CHE would follow the implementation of higher education reforms with a critical eye and would also help people through the process of change. The new management will be discussing the further need for reform of the higher education system and the CHE’s new goals with the employees at a strategy meeting in August. More precise information about the concrete steps and concepts that will help continue and further develop the course of the ‘university unbound’ initiative will be revealed in autumn.
The new management team at the CHE: Dr. Jörg Dräger (left) and Prof. Dr. Frank Ziegele (photo: Kunsch)