Mr Schiller is project manager at the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung for the science sector. Numerous funding initiatives of the Foundation are bundled in his area of work, including the joint funding initiative "Learning Architectures – Impulses for Future-Oriented Education" with the Stifterverband. Previously, he worked as head of central office of the business faculty at the DHBW Stuttgart and has experience as consultant, lecturer and project manager. He holds academic degrees in Industrial Engineering, as a Master of Business Administration and in journalism from a distance learning programme. In addition, he has nearly completed his dissertation on the topic of third mission governance of cooperative study programmes at the Chair of Higher Education Research at the TU Dortmund University.