New HSBA President: University Council Elects Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke

The University Council has elected Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke as the new President of HSBA with effect as of 1 October 2023. As President, he succeeds Prof. Dr. Insa Sjurts, who left the university at the end of 2022. Mr. Goydke is currently the academic director of the Graduate & Professional School at Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB).

Upon taking office, Mr. Goydke will replace interim presidents Prof. Dr. Max Johns and Prof. Dr. Alkis Otto. In addition to his presidential office, Mr. Goydke will also be appointed to the HSBA Managing Board alongside Chancellor Alexander Freier, replacing Interim Managing Director Dr. Christoph Jermann.  

"Professor Goydke brings with him more than two decades of leadership experience in the education sector. As the academic director of the Centre for Postgraduate Education at HSB, he has been working for years with great success to promote innovation in knowledge transfer and to build up international cooperation," explains Alkis Otto, Vice President for Teaching and Didactics. "We are very pleased that we were able to win over Professor Goydke for HSBA; his appointment allows us to focus on internationalisation and innovation, two important pillars of our strategic orientation," adds Max Johns, Vice President for Research and International Affairs. 


"I would like to thank the University Council and the Board of Governors for the trust they have placed in me and I am very much looking forward to my new responsibilities," explains Mr. Goydke. "HSBA is one of the leading dual universities in Germany. Together with its members and committees, I would like to contribute to consistently advancing HSBA and promoting excellent academic education and continuing education at an international level." 

Astrid Nissen-Schmidt, Chairwoman of HSBA’s Board of Governors, also is delighted about the excellent new appointment: "The search committee has selected Mr. Goydke from a large group of applicants. In our eyes, he is an excellent choice, and we are looking forward to working together!" 

Tim Goydke, who holds a doctorate in economics, has been Professor of Japanese Economy and Society at Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences since 2005. In 2010, he was also appointed academic director of the International Graduate Center (IGC), which became a leading institution for international Master's and MBA programmes under his leadership. In 2018, he took over the academic direction of the university's newly founded Graduate & Professional School. Professor Goydke researches and publishes on the topics of SMEs and CSR, especially with reference to Asia, is involved in a variety of voluntary activities and is an active member of national and international committees such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) or as a reviewer for the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).