Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University is a German nonprofit company (gGmbH) registered in Berlin and recognized by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth, and Science (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft).

Bard College Berlin Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is an international body appointed by Bard College to guide and support the work of the university. Responsibilities of the Board of Governors include advice and guidance, financial support and fundraising, assistance in achieving visibility and linkages, and other general oversight and support activities in keeping with the Articles of Association. The members of the Board of Governors are:

Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board of Bard College Berlin gGmbH is appointed by Bard College and serves at the decision of Bard's president. Its primary role is to give academic guidance. Its responsibilities include electing and advising the dean and assisting in the arrangement of financing for Bard College Berlin. The members of the Academic Advisory Board are:

Bard College Board of Trustees

As a subsidiary of Bard College, Bard College Berlin is overseen by Bard College's Board of Trustees, which is registered with the Board of Regents of the State of New York and operates under U.S. and New York State law. The Board of Trustees bears fiduciary responsibility for Bard College Berlin.


Academic LeadershipAdministrative Leadership
  • Florian Becker, Managing Director, Bard College Berlin
  • Taun N. Toay, Managing Director, Bard College Berlin; Chief Financial Officer, Bard College  


Bard College Berlin is committed to upholding the highest standards of research best practices. The ombudsperson appointed by the academic senate in 2015 to ensure implementation of its research guidelines is Martin Binder.

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