Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the ADA and the APPEAR office in technical and strategic issues (e.g. international developments and the resulting challenges for the programme) and contributes on a meta-level to the further development of the programme. Relevant partners from Austria, Europe and the so-called global South are involved for the program.The Advisory Board of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research - APPEAR has the following tasks:

  • Strategic feedback and adjustment of the programme to international developments in the field of higher education and research for development ­
  • Contribution for further development of the programme

Terms of Reference APPEAR Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board

  • Reinhold Gruber, Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs - Chair of the Board
  • Erwin Künzi, Representative of Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Christian Gollubits, Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • Hannah Akuffo, Sida
  • Beer Schroder, Nuffic
  • James Otieno Jowi, African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE)
  • Anne Blenkinsopp, Loughborough University
  • Helvi Ileka, Namibia University of Science & Technology