The Sounding Board

Here you will find information about the Sounding Board and its members.

The role of the Sounding Board

GOAL intends to bring together as many Swiss universities of applied sciences and of teachers’ education as possible. The Sounding Board is the place where Open Access specialists and/or other representatives from these institutions such as university managers or administrators can come into close contact with GOAL.

The Board’s role is a relevant one, as it advises the Project Team on important decisions such as:

  • Inclusion or exclusion of certain types of journals,
  • Securing cooperation between various institutions,
  • Development of tools to be (re-)used by project partners and interested parties

Furthermore, the members of the Sounding Board can contribute to individual work packages.

Organigram GOAL
GOAL’s internal organisation

Members of the Sounding Board


The Sounding Board is composed by representatives of twelve different Swiss higher education institutions. Eight are universities of teacher education, four are universities of applied sciences. The French, Italian and German-speaking regions are represented in the Board.


Universities of teacher education:
  • Board Member: Stefan Willi

  • Board Member: Gerhard Bissels

Logo PH Bern
  • Board Member: Judith Hangartner


  • Board Member: Claude Borgeaud

Logo PH Zug
  • Board Member: Ibrahim Aközel-Bussmann

Logo PH Schaffhausen
  • Board Member: Sabine Wahrenberger

Logo PH St. Gallen
  • Board Member: Christian Muheim
Universities of applied sciences:
Fachhochschule Graubünden Logo
  • Board Member: Cristina Carlino


Logo OST Ostschweizer Hochschule
  • Board Member: Vitus Gämperli

Logo SUPSI
  • Board Members: Loredana Alberti & Iolanda Pensa