The Vice-Presidents’ Offices

The areas of kindergarten and primary school levels, secondary school levels I and II and research and further education are each assigned to a separate Vice-President’s Office.

These offices are each headed by a Vice-President, with lecturers running the associated courses of study or managing the research institutes.

The Vice-President’s Office for Teacher Training at Kindergarten and Primary School Levels

Headed by Professor Heidrun Neukamm, this Vice-President’s Office is responsible for the bachelor’s degree course in Teaching at Kindergarten and Primary School Levels and the master’s degree courses in Early Childhood Studies and Curative Education.

The Vice-President is supported by a staff of eight, who together are responsible for managing the various fields of study, organising the courses and the practical study components, providing advisory services for students and implementing the Swiss curricular framework Lehrplan 21.

Back row, left to right: Prof. Michael Obendrauf, Leiter Studienbereich Natur, Mensch und Gesellschaft; Prof. Dr. Christian Thommen, Leiter Studienbereich Sprachen; Prof. Wilfrid Schmid, Leiter Studienbereich Gestaltung, Musik, Bewegung und Sport; Prof.  Thomas Birri, Delegierter Lehrplan 21.

Front row, left to right: Prof. Susanne Bosshart, Leiterin Berufspraktische Studien; Katrin Graber, Leiterin Studienberatung/Zusatzausbildung; Prof. Dr. Heidrun Neukamm, Prorektorin Ausbildung Kindergarten- und Primarstufe; Prof. lic. phil. Judith Pekarek, Leiterin Studienbereich Erziehungswissenschaften und Allgemeine Didaktik; Prof. Andy Benz, Leiter Studienorganisation. Abwesend: Prof. Dr. Benita Affolter, Studienorganisation.

The Vice-President’s Office for Teacher Training at Secondary School Levels I and II

Professor Martin Annen is in charge of all teacher training courses at secondary school levels I and II and of the master’s degree course in School Development. He is supported by a staff of 10, who together run the various fields of study, manage projects and development work and organise and implement practical study components, general education courses and programmes to familiarise students with specific professions.

Back row, left to right: Prof. Dr. Peter Müller, Studiengangsleiter BKU; Prof. Dr. Maximilian Koch, Studiengangsleiter ABU; Prof. Dr. Martin Annen, Prorektor Ausbildung Sekundarstufe I und II; Prof. Dr. Guido McCombie, Leiter Studienbereich Erziehungswissenschaften; Prof. Wilfrid Kuster, Leiter Entwicklung und Projekte; Prof. Daniel Germann, Leiter Studienorganisation. Front row, left to right: Prof. Heini Beer, Leiter Berufspraktische Studien; Prof. Dr. Stephan Schönenberger, Leiter Studienbereich Mathematik, Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften; Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin, Leiter Institut Fachdidaktik Naturwissenschaften; Prof. Claudia Schütz, Leiterin Studienbereich Gestalten, Musik, Bewegung, Sport; Prof. Rolf Engler, Leiter Berufspraktische Studien; Abwesend: Prof. Dr. Christian Sinn, Leiter Studienbereich Sprache und Literatur.

The Vice-President’s Office for Research and Development

The Vice-President’s Office for Research and Development is headed by Professor Christian Brühwiler. It is divided into six institutes, each with a different research focus within the field of pedagogic science. The institutes are each headed by an institute leader.

Back row, front to right: Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt, Leiterin Institut Lehr- Lernforschung; Prof. Dr. Michael Beck, Leiter Institut Bildung & Gesellschaft; Prof. lic. Phil. Wilfrid Kuster, Leiter Institut Fachdidaktik Sprachen; Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler, Prorektor Forschung & Entwicklung. Front row, left to right: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin, Leiter Institut Fachdidaktik Naturwissenschaften; Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber, Leiter Institut Kompetenzdiagnostik; Prof. Dr. Doreen Holtsch, Leiterin Institut Professionsforschung & Kompetenzentwicklung.

The Vice-President’s Office for further education and service

The Vice-President’s Office for further education and service is headed by Professor José Gomez. It is divided into three institutes, which offer different services and practice-based further education.

Hintere Reihe, von links nach rechts: Prof. Ilias Paraskevopoulos, Leiter Institut Weiterbildung & Beratung; Prof. Dr. José Gomez, Prorektor Weiterbildung und Dienstleistungen; Prof. Ralph Kugler, Co-Leiter Institut ICT & Medien. Vordere Reihe, von links nach rechts: Prof. Dr. Stephanie Appius, Co-Leiterin Institut Bildungsevaluation, Entwicklung & Beratung; Prof. Dr. Amanda Nägeli, Co-Leiterin Institut Bildungsevaluation, Entwicklung & Beratung; Prof. Martin Hofmann-Boos, Co-Leiter Institut ICT & Medien.