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Board of Trustees

The way in which the Mercator Institute is organized is unique at the University of Cologne: though it belongs to the university’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, it was created at the initiative of Stiftung Mercator. The Board of Trustees is made up of decision-makers from both the university and the foundation; their job is to clarify questions relating to strategy and fundamental goals. The members of the Board of Trustees jointly decide on the members of the Academic Advisory Council and appoint experts for allocating grants. The Board of Trustees meets once a year.

Members of the Board of Trustees

University of Cologne

Dr. Michael Stückradt, Chancellor of the University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Monika Schausten, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Prof. Dr. Hilde Haider, Academic Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences

Mercator Foundation

Dr. Susanne Farwick, Director Centre for Integration
Dr. Felix Streiter, Director Centre for Science and Humanities
Agnes Weiß, Project Manager Center for Integration
Dr. Mounir Azzaoui, Project Manager Center for Science and Humanities

Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education 

Prof. Dr. Michael Becker-Mrotzek, Director
Isabell-Carola Zieger, Managing Director

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