"KLU is a highly dynamic and exciting place to be: by combining world-class research with top-notch teaching, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to become effective leaders and change-makers, leaving their mark and positive impact in today's and tomorrow's world."
Internationally recognized higher education expert Andreas Kaplan has extensive leadership experience in the academic world: Before becoming KLU's President, Kaplan served as Dean and Rector at ESCP Business School, Sorbonne Alliance. He has published several high-profile books and articles on education's future, such as Business Schools post-Covid-19: A Blueprint for Survival and Higher Education at the Crossroads of Disruption: The University of the 21st Century.
Professor Kaplan's research addresses society's digital transformation, particularly the effects of artificial intelligence, social media, and virtual reality. A high-profile PLoS study counts Kaplan within the group of most cited and impactful scientists worldwide. According to John Wiley & Sons, Kaplan is among the top 50 management and business authors globally. Kaplan's work has been published by Cambridge, Harvard, and Oxford University Press.
Kaplan did his Habilitation at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris and his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne in a joint program with HEC Paris. He holds an MPA from the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA / INSP), an MBA certificate from ThePower Business School, and an MSc. from ESCP. Kaplan studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, did part of his doctoral studies at INSEAD, and graduated from the ITP at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Meet Andreas Kaplan, KLU's new president! Starting May 1st, 2023, Dr. Kaplan will succeed Prof. Dr. Thomas Strothotte, who left KLU at the end of 2022 after serving two terms.
In our interview, Andreas Kaplan introduces himself and talks about the plans for KLU's future. Why did he apply to become president at KLU and which values are important to him? What can KLU expect from him? Watch our interview and learn more.