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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Kathrin Klementz

Graduate Program Coordination, Coordinating Office of the Postdoc Academy


"My work at IRI THESys combines two main idealistic components of the professional side of life: education & sustainability. It is the perfect combination fostering passion, motivation and dedication. I see it as my priority to create an environment of exchange between scientists of different disciplinary backgrounds and of the different academic career stages. This way, we can reach sustainability in graduate education!" Kathrin Klementz

Kathrin Klementz is coordinator for the THESys Graduate Program. She studied Geography, Business Administration and Political Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, specializing in the field of Economic Geography. She started her career as academic researcher in a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Humboldt-Universität. Afterwards she slightly changed her focus to the field of science management and coordinated a proposal for a graduate school to the DFG.

Kathrin started her position at the IRI THESys in 2013, she is responsible for the doctoral researchers at the IRI THESys. Her work includes the development of innovative formats in the research training program, the facilitation of interdisciplinary and intercultural networks among the doctoral researchers and other graduate programs and the initiation of international cooperation in the graduate education.

Since December 2017, Kathrin is also working for the Coordinating Office of the "Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership" at IRI THESys. She is happy to combine her experience of building up the IRI THESys Graduate Program from scratch with coordination activities in this similar structured position. IRI THESys is one of four academic centres involved in the Postdoc Academy which is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.