Senior Consultant & CEO, Higher Education Management Group
Mathias Falkenstein is the 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; quality management and internationalization.
Dr. Falkenstein served earlier 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.
Dr. Falkenstein has longstanding affiliations with a variety of business school networks, including the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).
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 currently Chair of various International Advisory Boards, including the Business School of LUISS University in Rome, Amsterdam International Business School in the Netherlands, and Jyväskylä University of Applied Science School of Business in Finland. Dr. Falkenstein was a long-standing board member of the European Quality Link, a think tank and policy development organization in Europe for international business and management education, training, research, and development.
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.
Dr. Falkenstein earned his B.A and M.S in Business Communications from the University of Applied Engineering and Economics (HTW) in Berlin and his Doctor in Business Administration in Higher Education Management with honors at the University of Bath, UK.
Benchmarking as a strategic tool to manage internationalisation