FRSE Senior Vice-Principal and Professor University of Aberdeen
MA and DPhil (Oxon).
Professor Karl Leydecker joined the University of Aberdeen as Senior Vice-Principal in March 2019. He is the line manager of the Heads of School, and has strategic oversight of the People, Digital and Estates Strategies and also the institutional strategic planning processes, including the Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Funding Council. He led the development of the University’s Aberdeen 2040 Strategic Plan launched in February 2020. Karl was previously Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) and Professor of German and Comparative Literature at University of Dundee from 2013. From 2017-2019 he led Scotland’s QAA Enhancement Theme Evidence for Enhancement.