About us
Advisory board



the multidimensional ranking of higher education institutions

Prof. Dr. Frank Ziegele
Executive Director

  • 1986-1991 Studies of business and economics at the University of Hohenheim
  • 1996 Doctorate in Economics (Topic: An economic analysis of financial autonomy in higher education), Ruhr University Bochum
Professional Experience
  • 1991-1996 Research assistant at the institute of Public Finance at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 1996-2006 Project manager at the CHE Centre for Higher Education
  • 2007-2008 Managing director of CHE Consult
  • Since 1996 Lectureship positions at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the University of Oldenburg, the Danube University Krems and the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
  • Since 2004 Professor for higher education and research management at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. Head of the national study programme "MBA Higher Education and Research Management" and the Erasmus Mundus programme "Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education" at the Faculty of Economic Studies and Social Sciences
  • Co-editor of the "Wissenschaftsmanagement" magazine
Focus of Work:
  • Advising HEIs and governmental bodies (ministries, governments) during the development of management- and target-orientated steering models as well as concrete management instruments. Focal points: strategic management, higher education funding, target agreements, controlling, organisation and governance
  • Mediation of change and strategy processes at HEIs
  • Development, communication and agenda setting for new developments in the higher education sector
  • Communication of results, standards and best practices in higher education management in the context of further training programmes
  • Leading and guiding national and international projects in the higher education context, especially in the field of rankings
  • Comprehensive international experience such as: in cross-European benchmarking processes, internationally comparative higher education research, world-wide training offers for higher education management, advising European HEIs and governments

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | all
  • Ziegele, Frank; Müller, Ulrich: Aufgaben und Möglichkeiten von Hochschulräten in der Begleitung der Internationalisierungsstrategie, in: Winde, Mathias; Kanig, Annett; Müller, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Forum Hochschulräte - Update 02/2015, Berlin, 2015, S. 18-22
  • Ziegele, Frank; Müller, Ulrich: Der politische Hochschulrat – Wie kann, wie sollte ein Hochschulrat in der Landespolitik agieren? Politischer Überblick - Aktuelle Diskussionen in den Bundesländern, in: Winde, Mathias; Kanig, Annett; Müller, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Forum Hochschulräte - Update 01/2015, Berlin, 2015, S. 3-6
  • Rischke, Melanie; Ziegele, Frank: Profil durch Internationalisierung - sind englischsprachige Vorlesungen genug?, in: Die Neue Hochschule (DNH), 2015, S. 4-7
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Frank Ziegele
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