Sascha Spoun has been President of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg since 2006, and is Guest Professor of University Management in the University of St. Gallen’s Business Administration department. He is involved in various non-profit initiatives. Trained as an economist and political scientist at universities in Switzerland (HSG), France (HEC Paris, Sciences Po), Germany and the US (University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor), he was part of the University of St. Gallen's full time faculty of Business Administration for six years. In addition to researching and teaching, he had joint responsibility for a fundamental curriculum reform that established new bachelor's and master's programmes (1999 – 2006). His research interests focus on change in public organisations and on the aims, theory, methodology, and practice of higher education. Publications include the edited volume Studienziel Persönlichkeit (Campus), the beginners textbook Erfolgreich Studieren (Pearson) and Management als gesellschaftliche Aufgabe (Nomos).