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 (AD)
  • Christoph Häusler - Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
  • Hannah Akufffo - Sida
  • Beer Schroder - EP-Nuffic
  • James Otieno Jowi - African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE)
  • Anne Blenkinsopp - Loughborough University
  • Helvi Ileka - Namibia University of Science & Technology