Academic Council

The Academic Council of the Swiss Distance University Institute:

  • makes decisions for the committee of the Foundation Council (Board of Trustees), on:
    - the guiding principle, strategy, regulations, long-term plan, budget, annual report and other reports;
  • takes a position:
    - regarding the canton of Valais and Swiss Federal Government mandate to provide services,
    - regarding matters concerning the whole university;
  • takes part in the appointment or employing of members of the Executive (Board of) Management,
  • determines the members of the Selection Committee with a view to the appointment of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellors and Directors,
  • on the proposal of the Executive Management, appoints the members of the standing committees and adopts their rules of procedure,
  • appoints the delegates of the bodies that define the scientific and university policy,
  • adopts the statutes of the community of students and alumni,
  • awards the title of Emeritus Professor, creates other titles and withdraws titles.

The members of the Academic Council

photo portrait de Marc Bors

Prof. Dr. Marc Bors
Chancellor
Chairperson of the Academic Council

Porträtfoto von Wilhelm Schnyder

Wilhelm Schnyder
President of the Foundation Council

photo portrait de Paolo Ghisletta

Prof. Dr. Paolo Ghisletta
Course Director for Psychology (Bachelor) F
Dean

photo portrait de Claude Hauser

Prof. Dr. Claude Hauser
Course Director for History F
Dean

Porträtfoto von Rodrigo Rodriguez

Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Rodriguez
Course Director for Law D
Dean

Porträtfoto von Renate Schubert

Prof. Dr. Renate Schubert
Course Director for Economics D
Dean

Porträtfoto von Nicolas Rothen

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen
Adjunct Professor
Lecturers’ representative D

photo portrait de Michael Graber

Michael Graber
Assistant
Assistant lecturers’ representative D

photo portrait de Christian Schwab

Christian Schwab
Student
Students’ representative D

photo portrait de Isabelle Gauchat

Isabelle Gauchat
HR Manager
Representative of the heads of the administrative departments F

portrait photo of Martin Zurbriggen

Martin Zurbriggen
Finance Manager
Representative of the heads of the administrative departments D

photo portrait de Jean-Paul Droz

Jean-Paul Droz
Student and Faculty manager
Representative of the staff of the administrative departments F

photo portrait de Petra Köhler

Petra Köhler
Faculty manager
Representative of the staff of the administrative departments D

Are also part of the Academic Council:

  • Lisa Maudry, student, students’ representative F
  • Katharina Scheidegger, student, students’ representative D

Advisory members

photo portrait de Walter Perrig

Prof. Dr. Walter Perrig
Vice-Chancellor for Research

photo portrait de Damien Carron

Damien Carron
Academic Director

photo portrait de Stéphane Pannatier

Stéphane Pannatier
Administrative Director

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