is Project Manager at the CHE – Centre for Higher Education, Guetersloh, Germany. He is responsible for CHE ranking and international ranking activities at CHE, including the U-Multirank project funded by the European Union. In October 2009, he was elected Vice-President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of rankings. His main fields of work and publications include rankings, performance indicators, benchmarking, quality assurance and issues of employability/ university – labour market relations. He is a member of the German Association of Evaluation and a team member of the CHERPA Network.
Before joining the CHE in 2000 he worked for seven years for the German Council of Science and Humanities in the field of higher education policy, investments in higher education, evaluation and university medicine.
He holds a Master Degree in Sociology (1989) from Bielefeld University.