The board is responsible for the acitivities of the WWU Centre for Europe. The board prepares the meetings of members, implements its resolutions and coordinates the activities of the WWU Centre for Europe.







Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer  (not in the picture: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren)


  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker (Spokesman of the Board)

    Jörg Becker is full professor and head of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Münster, Germany. He is the Academic Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) since 2004 and was prorector for strategic planning and quality assurance at the University of Münster from2008 till 2016. Since 2011 Jörg is honorary professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia. He is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences. His research and teaching areas include conceptual modelling, semantic modeling of business processes, business process management, information modeling, reference modeling, management information systems, retail and service research, and e-government. He has published more than 400 articles at international conferences and in scientific journals. In addition, he is the author / editor of several books and editor of several internationally renowned conferences and journals.

  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz

    Cornelia Denz is Professor of Applied Physics at the Institute of Applied Physics.
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren

    Thomas Hoeren is Professor of Civil Law and director of the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law.
  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

    Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is a Professor of Educational Science with a focus on International and Comparative Education at the Institute of Education at the University of Münster. His current research interests include among others International Educational Governance, International comparative research on education policy (policy analysis / policy transfer analysis), theoretical and methodological implications of "globalization" and "internationalization" and questions regarding the transition from school to work in an international comparison.
    He is currently coordinating the European research project Policies Supporting Young People in Their Life Course. A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG_ADULLLT,, which is funded under the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission 2016-2019. Between 2010 and 2013, he was a member of the coordination team of the international comparative project GOETE - Governance of Educational Transitions in Europe. Access, coping and Relevance of Education for Young People in European Knowledge Societies in Comparative Perspectives, which was funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme.
    Parreira do Amaral is the chairman of the section Intercultural and International Comparative Education (SIIVE) of the German Society for Educational Science (DGfE) and a member of the European network NESET - Network of Experts on the Social Aspects of Education.

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer

    Annette Zimmer is Professor of German and European Social Policy and Comparative Politics at the Institute of Politcal Science.