Chairman of the Advisory Committee: Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz - Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz (born 1961) studied law in Tübingen and Regensburg. After the legal professional training of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, he completed his law studies with the second state law examination in 1988. He received his PhD in administrative science (Dr. rer. publ.) at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. From 1989 to 2000, he held various positions at the Research Center of Karlsruhe, where he was most recently Head of the Department of Personnel and Social Affairs. He then moved to the European Nuclear Research Center (CERN) in Geneva. There he was Head of Industrial Services Management and Deputy Head of the Supplies Procurement and Logistics Division until 2005.
From 2005 to 2007, he was Commercial-Administrative Director of GSI and Head of Administration at the international project FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research). In 2007, he became Vice Chairman of the Board of Management (commercial-administrative affairs and infrastructure) of the Research Center of Karlsruhe.
In 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded and Prof. Dr. Kurz was appointed Vice President of the Department of Economics and Finances and provisional President of the Department of Personnel Affairs.
Since June 1, 2011, he has been member of the Board of Management of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Executive Vice President for Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management.