Heike Franz

Heike Franz

Human Resources Development
  • +49 511 450670-906
  • +49 511 450670-960

Ms Franz contributes to the organisational development of the DZHW in the area of human resources. The medium-term goal is to establish the Human Resource Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) for the DZHW along the guidelines of the European Commission. As a result of this process, the terms and conditions for recruitment, qualification, research activity and career, transnational mobility and equal opportunities shall be designed in accordance with the HRS4R principles. With this perspective, Ms Franz steers in-house projects such as continuous and vocational training management, and onboarding measures.
Language skills: German (mother tongue), French, English

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Curriculum Vitae
Professional career
Since May 2021

Senior Officer for Human Resource Development at the DHZW

2016 - 2021

Senior Officer for Academic Affairs at the Harz University of Applied Sciences

2013 - 2016

Policy Officer in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission on secondment as National Expert

2008 - 2013

Bologna process Coordinator at the Harz University of Applied Sciences

1994 - 2008

Head of the International Office of the Harz University of Applied Sciences

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Professional Training and Academic Degrees
2001 - 2004

Doctoral studies in International Economic Relations at the Universities of Pierre Mendès-France Grenoble (France) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

1991 - 1992

Study abroad as a scholarship holder of the French government at the Université Pierre Mendès-France Grenoble (Licence en Science Economiques)

1988 - 1993

Studies of Economics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Diploma in Economics)


Vocation training in data processing

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Memberships and positions

  • Europa-Union Saxony-Anhalt e.V.

Expert reports, peer reviews etc.

  • External assessment expert of applications of the European Research Programme HORIZON, programme line Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - COFUND
  • ERASMUS+ Expert of the National Agency at the German Academic Exchange Service
  • External assessment expert of partnership projects of the ERASMUS+ programme
  • Rapporteur of the Transfer Audit of the Stifterverband der deutschen Wissenschaft at the TU Chemnitz (2017)