The International Advisory Board (IAB) is our main instrument of quality assurance. It consists of renowned experts from different fields and regularly reviews our concepts, actions, and annual reporting. The IAB provides recommendations to Research School concerning its strategic objectives, the design of its programs and funding lines, and its cooperation with international or national partner institutions.
The IAB holds an anual meeting with the dean and managing director of Research School. RUB's rector also regularly participates in the discussion. Taking into account the recommendations formulated by the IAB in the previous year, the dean reports on the development of the Research School and proposes priority topics for discussion at the meeting. After a joint discussion on the report and the key topics, the IAB consults in a closed meeting and formulates its recommendations for the coming year.
The members of the IAB are appointed by the Rectorate for a term of five years upon proposal of the Executive Board. Reappointment is possible. The five to seven members of the IAB are personalities from university and non-university research institutions, research associations, funding organizations, and companies. All have an outstanding internationally oriented expertise in the promotion of early career researchers. Only persons not employed by Ruhr-Universität are eligable for appointment to the IAB.
Meet the current members:
Prof. Dr. Karin Donhauser (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
Dr. Ulrich Küsthardt (Creanova GmbH, Germany)
Dr. Janet Metcalfe (vitae, UK)
Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth (Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany)
Dr. Engel Vrieling (University of Groningen, NL)
Dr. George E. Walker (Academic Analytics and the University Of Charleston, USA)