Prof. Dr Frank Ziegele is director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education, Gütersloh (Germany), and professor for higher education and research management at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Germany). He was trained as economist and his research and publications focus on higher education finance, governance, strategic management, contract management, ranking and controlling. In these areas he also acts as consultant and trainer. He contributed with about 100 publications to the field of higher education policy and management and realised more than 80 projects in the same field, for instance as co-leader of the U-Multirank project. He is or was member in different boards, such as the editorial board of ‘Wissenschaftsmanagement’ and ‘Higher Education Management and Policy’ and the executive board of the German Society for Higher Education Research.