Executive Vice President Innovation, Transfer and IP Management

Human Resources, Corporate Culture and Legal Affairs (acting) | Finances and Controlling (acting)

Alexander Kurz

Prof. Dr. rer. publ. ass. iur.

Dr. rer. publ. ass. iur. Alexander Kurz, Executive Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Executive Vice President for Innovation, Transfer and IP Management as well as acting for Research Infrastructures and Digital Transformation
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Dr. rer. publ. ass. iur. Alexander Kurz, Executive Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Biography

 

Academic and professional career

  • since June, 2014 Honorary Professor at the German University of Administrative Science Speyer
  • since June 1, 2011 Executive Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management
  • 2009–2011 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),
    Member of the Presidential Council, Vice President of the Department of Economics and Finances and provisional President of the Department Human Resources and Law
  • 2008–2009 Personal union, member of the Rectorate of University Karlsruhe (Personnel and Legal Affairs)
  • 2007–2009 Research Center of Karlsruhe, Vice Chairman of the Board of Management (commercial-administrative affairs and infrastructure)
  • 2005–2007 Commercial-Administrative Director, Head of Administration at the international project FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research)
  • 2000–2005 CERN, Genf, Head of Industrial Services Management, Deputy Head of "Supplies Procurement and Logistics Department"
  • 1989–2000 Research Center of Karlsruhe, in various functions, recently Head of Department of Personnel and Social Affairs
  • 1988–1989 Lawyer at a office for tax consultancy, audit and law
  • 1993 Doctorate in administrative science (Dr. rer. publ.)
  • 1991–1993 Extra-occupational doctoral studies at the German University of Administrative Science Speyer
  • 1986–1988 Legal professional training of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, second state law examination (Ass. iur.)
  • 1980–1985 Student of law at the Universities of Regensburg and Tuebingen, first state law examination

     

Honorary functions and membership of associations

  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Management of the Center for Science & Research Management, Speyer 
  • Member of the foundation council of the General German Automobile Association Foundation (ADAC-Stiftung) 
  • Member of the advisory council of the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
  • Member of the board of governors of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU)