Mathias Falkenstein, PhD

Mathias Falkenstein, PhD is an associate of Studyportals Analytics and Consulting Team and is currently a Senior Consultant and CEO of the Higher Education Management Group in Berlin, Germany, where he is based. His special focus is assisting global universities and business schools in designing and implementing institutional change, with particular attention to issues of sustainability and responsibility; international accreditation and internationalization; and defining new roles for institutions of higher education in Europe and the United States.

Mathias earlier served as Director of Business School Services at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels, Director of International Relations at IÉSEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, and Director of the International Summer University at the Free University in Berlin. He previously was Program Officer at the North American headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York.

He is the immediate past Chair of the Expert Community for Business Education of the European Association for International Education [EAIE) as well as a member of the EAIE General Council, its highest governing body.

He is a research fellow and post-doctoral graduate at the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.

Mathias earned his B.A and M.S in Business Communications from the University of Applied Engineering and Economics (HTW) in Berlin and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Management with honours at the University of Bath, UK.