Iris Kimizoglu




Iris is currently serving as the President of the European Students’ Union (ESU) for the 2024/25 term. Prior to joining the ESU’s Executive Committee in 2022/23 and the Presidency team in 2023/2024, she held student representative positions at the local, state, national, and international levels in Germany. Iris has a strong focus on public responsibility, academic freedom, governance and financing of higher education, as well as student social policy. Iris actively advocates for a more inclusive higher education system and the removal of educational barriers, as well as the protection of fundamental rights for students and the academic community. Iris is pursuing an M.A. in Political Management, Public Policy, and Public Administration at the University of Duisburg-Essens’ NRW School of Governance.

Areas of responsbility:

– Public Responsibility, Governance and Financing of Higher Education (incl. Academic Freedom / Fundamental Values).

– Organizational Development and Capacity Building.

– Social Dimension.



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