Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Barbara Haering will join the Advisory Board once the financial support of the Swiss Federal Government has come to an end.
Barbara chairs the Board of Directors of econcept Inc., a private think tank and consultancy in Zurich, Switzerland. Barbara heads econcept Inc. since 1998, developing it into a specialist in strategic planning, evLaluation and project management mainly for public administrations, government ministries, universities and research institutions. In addition to her responsibilities for econcept Inc. she lectures at the University of Lausanne on public policies and management. Barbara is also member of the boards of the Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Domain), the TU Dresden, the University of Geneva, the Swiss Science Foundation and of the Board of Directors of Ernst Schweizer Metallbau AG. She chairs the Board of the Foundation of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Public Administration in Lausanne (IDHEAP) as well as the Council of Foundation of the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
Barbara has been a member of the National Parliament of Switzerland from 1990 until 2007. In this capacity, she chaired the Committee on Science, Education and Culture, and the Defence Committee. She has been member of the European Research and Innovation Board of the European Commission 2008-2015.