Mathias Falkenstein

XOLAS, Germany
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Mathias Falkenstein

Dr Mathias Falkenstein is a Professor of the Practice in Higher Education Management at LUISS Business School, LUISS University (Rome-Milan-Amsterdam), where he develops and leads Executive Education programmes for university and business school managers. Mathias is also the Managing Director at XOLAS, a Higher Education Consulting Firm based in Berlin, Germany. XOLAS is assisting global universities and business schools in designing and implementing institutional change, with particular attention to sustainability and responsibility, quality management and internationalisation issues.

Mathias worked 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 started his career as a Program Officer at the North American headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York.

Mathias currently serves on different university advisory boards and is the chair of the Supervisory Board of the Positive Impact Rating as well as the Chair of AACSB Responsible Management Education Board. He also served as the Chair of the Business Education Steering Group at the European Association of International Educators and was a member of EAIE’s General Council.

Mathias earned his BA and MSc 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 honours at the University of Bath where he is currently also a research fellow at the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.