Ulrich Kober (Gütersloh, Germany)

Director of Program Integration and Education, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Ulrich Kober is currently Program Director in the area of Integration and Education at the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s headquarters in Germany. He has been with the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2000. One of the most prominent projects for which Mr. Kober was responsible was a federal competition on innovative integration projects. This competition was initiated by the then President of Germany, Johannes Rau. It resulted in the identification and dissemination of best practice on integration. It also promoted the positive aspects of integration and social cohesion in Germany. He was responsible for the 2008 Carl Bertelsmann Prize which was awarded to the Toronto District School Board for its excellence and equity policy.