Committees

Bern University of Applied Sciences’ committees coordinate the development of key interdisciplinary areas.

At BFH, we have the following standing committees:

The Equal Opportunities Committee develops strategies, concepts and tools to promote equal opportunities and build expertise in the area of diversity. It ensures the exchange of information and experience on equal opportunities and diversity. The committee members are the contact persons in their departments for questions and concerns relating to equal opportunities.

Members:

 

Henriette Lutz

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Prof Ursula Hölzli Reid

Health Professions

Christoph Brunner

Bern University of the Arts

Karin Ruchti

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Annemarie Dick

Social Work

Prof Annette Kipka

Engineering and Computer Science

Martina Becker

Business

Matthias Grabherr

Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen

The Research Committee develops strategies and guidelines for applied research and development at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and oversees their implementation. The Committee encourages the transfer of knowledge and technology in teaching and practice and maintains relationships with partners in business, social, cultural and public institutions. Part of its remit is to coordinate and promote research activities throughout BFH. Its goal is to position BFH as an established and recognised research partner on the national and international stage.

Members:

 

Peter Brunner

Engineering and Computer Science

Prof Thomas Gartmann

Bern University of the Arts

Dr. Anja Raab

Health Professions

Prof Luuk Dorren

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Prof Sebastian Gurtner

Business

Dr. Frédéric Pichelin

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Prof Martin Wild-Näf

Social Work

Dr Silvio Lorenzetti

Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen

The Teaching Committee supports teaching at Bern University of Applied Sciences. It deals with the national and international development of university teaching, addresses the concerns of groups that have a stake in teaching within the university and encourages an exchange of experience and mutual support. The Committee supports the departments in delivering targets that affect teaching and advises them on curriculum development. It also develops a regulatory framework for the university’s study programmes and recommendations for department-specific regulations.

Members:

 

Reto Spöhel

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Nina Grunder

Bern University of the Arts

Dominique Herren

Virtual Academy

Dr. Thomas Wyss

Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM

Prof. Dr. Anja Habegger

Business

Dr Roland Stähli

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Prof. Esther Abplanalp

Social Work

Prof Eugen Mischler

Health Professions

Prof. Dr. Roger Filliger

Engineering and Computer Science

The remit of the Sustainable Development Committee includes setting goals and policies for sustainable development in teaching, continuing education, research, consulting services and management in line with the BFH strategy, the cantonal and federal sustainability strategies and the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Members:  

Aude Chabrelie

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Sonja Schönberg

Health Professions

Carla Gross

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Stefan Wülfert

Bern University of the Arts

Martin Wild

Social Work

Stefan Schori

Engineering and Computer Science

Tobias Stucki

Business

Martin Schopfer

Office of the Vice-President Teaching

 

Student Representative

Members:  
Katharina Lindenberg Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Friederike Thilo Health Professions
Roland Stähli

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Teresa Carrasco Bern University of the Arts
Gian Rossetti Services
Esther Abplanalp Social Work
Mascha Kurpicz-Briki Engineering and Computer Science
Nikolaus Obwegeser Business

 

Members:  
William Fuhrer

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Heidi Kaspar

Health Professions

Sandra Contzen School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
Arne Scheuermann Bern University of the Arts
Claudio Domenig Social Work
Kerstin Denecke Engineering and Computer Science
Sabrina Schell Business

 

The Quality Development Committee oversees systematic quality management at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). It develops tools for assessing the quality of teaching, applied research, consulting services and management at BFH. It also devises measures to enhance quality and initiates their implementation.

President

Members:  

Stefan von Däniken

Social Work

Raina Moser

Services

Prof Marcel Pfahrer

Engineering and Computer Science

Marco Köchli

Health Professions

Sara Wyler

Bern University of the Arts

Simone Kunz

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Prof Martin Halter

Business

Thomas Häni

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

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The Continuing Education Committee coordinates continuing education at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), ensures quality management and publishes approved continuing education programmes. It seeks to ensure that the continuing education activities at BFH are recognised as being of a high quality, in line with market requirements and self-supporting and that they meet federal guidelines and the recommendations of the Rector’s Conference of Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH).

Members:  

 

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Christian Flury

Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM

Fabian Schwab

Health Professions

Swantje Rahn

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Sibylle Matt

Bern University of the Arts

Prof. Dr. Andrea Hauri

Social Work

Prof Arno Schmidhauser Engineering and Computer Science

Prof Kim Tokarski

Business

Martin Schopfer

Office of the Vice-President Teaching

The Appeals Committee is the internal administrative judicial authority at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). Its handles students’ complaints about rulings and decisions made by their university. The Committee is headed by a member with a background in law who is not employed by BFH. The Appeals Committee also includes two lecturer representatives, a representative of the mid-level academic staff and a student representative.

Contact

Appeals Commission BFH
c/o Mirjam Strecker
Kornhausplatz 11
Postfach 568
3000 Bern 8

President:  

Ms Dr. jur. Mirjam Strecker

Lawyer, LL.M (Presidium)
   
Members:  

Ms Nora Läng

Vice Presidium, Mid-level Academic Staff Representative, Vice President Teaching

Mr Prof. Dr. Michel Krebs

Lecturer Representative Dpt. W
Mr Prof. Dr. Bernhard Anrig Lecturer Representative Dpt. TI
Ms Anik Tanja Müller Student Representative Dpt. AHB

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