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General: Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management

Project People Dynamics


Human resource management



Human resource management



Project Management


Learning Networks in Higher Education


Instructional Design


Management of Financial Resources


Prof. Dr. Anke Hanft

Since 2000, Prof. Dr. Anke Hanft is professor for Continuing Education at the Carl von Ossieztky University in Oldenburg.

She is head of the Department for Continuing Education and Education Management (we.b) and director of the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) of Oldenburg.

Prof. Dr. Anke Hanft studied business economics and economic education at Bremen University and the University of Oldenburg. She earned her doctorate and habilitation at the Institute for Public Economy and Human Resource Management at the University of Hamburg.

After a research stay at the University of California (Berkely, USA), she was leading the higher education development project “Systemic organizational development for strengthening the direct responsibility", which was financed by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

In 1997 Prof. Hanft was appointed professor for the specific field "Planning Continuing Education and Continuing Education Management" at the University of Koblenz‑Landau, where she was head of the institute "Center for Continuing Education Planning and Management".

Her main focus in working and research is on Lifelong Learning and Education Management, in this context she also responsible for the MBA “Education and Knowledge Management”, which is successfully held at the C3L since 2004.

Prof. Dr. Peter Cunningham

Prof. Peter Cunningham is Professor of Economic Sociology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Educated in South Africa and Britain, he has been involved in Human Resource Management, keynote conference presentations, public presentations, training and consultation for more than thirty years. He has lectured on various HR topics in over 10 countries in the past 15 years. He has presented a number of scientific papers at leading international and national conferences. In addition to having published extensively in reputable discipline related publications he is the only SAP certified consultant in Human Resources Management and Business Information Warehouse at a South African academic institution. Since starting his academic career in 1978 he has held a number of senior leadership positions, and has been a member of a number of university committees. In 1999 he was responsible for the formation of a BA Human Resource Management programme at NMMU, and remained head of the programme until 2006. His recent consultations are mainly in the field of SAP (HR) at leading multinational companies.

Prof. Dr. Ada Pellert

Prof. Pellert,  President of the Berlin University of Professional Studies and Professor for Educational Management, is lecturer in the module Human Resource Management. She has worked as Vice Principal for teachings and continuing education at the Danube University Krems and head of the department for continuing education research and education management. Before she was Vicerector for Staff Development and Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria. Dr. Pellert has a great experience in organisational and human resource development relating to educational institutions, as well as in the area of international academic relationships. She has been teaching this module within the continuing education MBA Program in Education Management for several years. Main fields of interest: Human resources and organisational development, University and continuing education management, Quality assurance.

Dr. Jürgen Deeg

Main fields of interest: Electronic Human Capital Management, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development Bild Modules: Human Resource Management Project Management (conflict management, team building) works within the field of Business Economics and especially Human Resource Management at the Open University of Hagen. Deeg is also a lecturer for the module "Organisation and Leadership" within the MBA program in Education Management at the University of Oldenburg as well as for the module "The Basics of Management" at the University of Münster. Main fields of interest: Evolutionary organizational studies, Theoretical foundation of Human Resource Management, Virtual enterprises and virtual teams, Ethical business, Discontinuous organizational changes, University reformation

Frank Fischer

is lecturer in the module Project Management in UNILEAD and also within the MBA programme in Education Management at the University of Oldenburg. He is working as a trainer and consultant in different environments like scientific institutes, Universities and companies (big, medium sized and small). His main fields of interests are: Project management in media enterprises, Criteria for success and failure within project teams, Project management in (continuing) education Memberships and further activities: Certified project manager (GPM) since the end of 2004, Licensed project management trainer (GPM) since the beginning of 2005, Frank Fischer has been a member of the Round Table in Germany for 10 Years.

Prof. Dr. Heinke Röbken

is Professor for Educational Management at the University of Oldenburg. Her teaching and research focus on the management and leadership of school organizations and higher education institutions. Formerly, she has worked at different national and international research institutions, including the School of Education at the University of Wuppertal, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (UC Berkeley), The Centre for Higher and Adult Education (Stellenbosch University) and the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Currently she is involved in research on peer productivity in higher education and the analysis of economic rents of graduate education.
Prof. Dr. Heinke Roebken ist the project leader of UNILEAD.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter

holds a Ph.D. from the School of Education at Oldenburg University (Germany). Dr. Zawacki-Richter has published papers and articles in the field of distance education and HR development. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL). Olaf served as invited keynote speaker, chair and reviewer at international conferences. Professor Zawacki-Richter is a faculty member in the MBA in Educational Management by Center for lifelong learning (C3L) at Oldenburg University. He is also teaching in the Online Master of Distance Education program, jointly offered by University of Maryland University College (USA) and Oldenburg University. Between 2003 and 2007 Olaf worked as project manager at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt. In September 2008 Dr. Zawacki-Richter started a fixed term professorship in educational technology at the FernUniversity in Hagen, Germany's Open University. In October 2010 he was appointed as full professor for educational technology at Oldenburg University (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Center for Lifelong Learning).

Dr. Marlen Arnold

Dr. Marlen Arnold is a senior researcher in the field of sustainability. Currently she is working at the University of Oldenburg managing a joint research project concerning distance learning. Since her beginning of her scientific career in 2001 she has been dealing with strategic questions regarding sustainability and innovation. Marlen Arnold has been working in several research projects at the University of Oldenburg, the Technical University of Munich and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) in Berlin. She was a research fellow at the Hanken School of Economics and the University of Vaasa, Finland. Her main fields of research are to be found in strategic management, innovation management, open innovation processes, participation, evolutionary approaches and biomimicry. In addition, Marlen Arnold has gained comprehensive experience in the fields of project management, risk management, innovation management and financial resource management. Since 2004 she is successfully teaching these main subjects among others at the Center of Lifelong Learning in Oldenburg. Marlen Arnold is lecturer for the modules Financing and Investment and Risk Management.

Dr. Annika Maschwitz



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