Dear colleagues,

we would like to thank you again very much that you attended our conference. We hope that you arrived well at home again and could also take some nice impressions and memories of Saarland with you.

We are very happy that all of you applied a lot of effort to come to Saarbrücken. Appreciating your inputs, your support, and your contributions very much, we especially liked the international atmosphere of our meeting as well as the overall commitment to the topic of university governance. Therefore, we hope that what we have worked for will be a useful contribution to discussions in many countries. Thank you all for making our joint conference a success!

Furthermore, we wish to take the opportunity to thank our team for its great work:

We thank our team in Siegen: Anna Feldhaus and Tobias Scholz.
We thank our team in Saarbrücken: Emanuela Becker, Karoline Jorzyk, Stefanie Müller, Melanie Paulus, Tina Schömer, Iris Schröder, Sonja Schwarz, Astrid Stelletta, Nathalie Strauß, Inken de Wit and Verena Zimmer.
We thank our orga.TV-team in Saarbrücken: Simon Akbal, Juliana Burgey, Anika Donie, Johannes Ebert, Anika Fuchs, Philipp Hilgert, Annika Jung, Fabienne Kipper, Linda Kümmerle, Thomas Leidinger, Paul Merkel, Luisa Oehm, Martin Pohl, Anita Raspudic, Sebastian Sand, Juliane Schäfer, Saskia Schreiner, Isabelle Speicher and Natascha Winter.

Kindest regards and best wishes

Christian and Volker





Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to welcome you to “The Dean in the University of the Future Learning from and progressing with each other” Conference on 27-28 June 2013 in Saarbrücken/Germany.  Our idea is to discuss the critical issues on university governance ideologically open-minded with scientists, scholars and practitioners from all over the world. This is not only a challenge but also a great motivation for us. It is our objective to bring together people who reflect critically about recent university reforms in order to develop new and innovative ideas about university governance.

This crucial and fascinating topic is part of our research for several years now. In our role as professors and deans, we are affected by the reforms in our every day work. We notice the intended as well as unintended, positive and negative consequences for academic work. In our research projects we analyze especially the Germany reforms and their consequences for efficiency and effectiveness of university management.

We are curious how you reflect innovative and modern university governance. We hope that a wide arrange of perspectives will be presented – from scientists, scholars and practitioners – in order to put together the whole mosaic. Thus, we warmly invite you to be part of our conference!


Christian Scholz and Volker Stein