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University Leadership

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The President

The President manages the university and is its official spokesperson.  Prof. Dr. Alexander Wöll has been Viadrina's President since December 3rd 2014.


The Chancellor oversees the university administration and is responsible for the university's budget.  Christian Zens is Viadrina's Chancellor.

Vice presidents

Prof. Dr. Stephan Kudert

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Müller

Prof. Dr. Ines Härtel

Janine Nuyken

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Quality Management

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Viadrina Mentoring Programme

Center for key competences and research-oriented learning

President's office


The Senate is an important, decision-making university body; it is comprised of professors, students, faculty and staff.

Faculty Councils

Equal Opportunities Representative

The Equal Opportunities Representative, is responsible for gender equality and diversity aspects at Viadrina.

Commissioner for the Affairs of Foreigners of the University

International Student Representative Dr. Carmen Thiele observes the interests of internationals at Viadrina European University and serves as International Student Advisor.

Representative for matters related to disabled persons