Prof. Dr Jürgen Bode
Vice President for International Affairs and DiversityProfessor at the Department of Management Sciences (Rheinbach Campus)Alumni Commissioner
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode is Vice President (Deputy Vice Chancellor) of International Affairs and Diversity since 2015, at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Professor for International Management. In addition, he holds a position as Director/CEO of the BRS Institute of International Studies. Prof. Bode is leader of numerous academic projects especially in China and Africa (“German-African Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurship and Small/Medium Enterprises” which is carried out in partnership with the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and the University of Nairobi, Kenya, under a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is further programme head of the “2+2” study programme “B.A. Business Administration” in cooperation with the Hunan University, Changsha, China.
Prof. Bode has been an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Professor at the International School of Management (ISM), Dortmund, Germany. He gained management experience as a senior project manager at Deutsche Post/DHL group where he was leading international business development and strategy projects. His current research and working areas include entrepreneurship in developing countries, international marketing, and international management.
He has obtained a master’s degree in management and industrial engineering (TU Darmstadt, with studies at Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales ESSEC), a Ph.D. in management (University of Cologne), and a post-doctoral degree in automation science (Tsinghua University). Prof. Bode holds the prestigious “Friendship Award of the People’s Republic of China”.