Michaela Roelfes


Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
Research Unit Urban Transitions
Michaela Roelfes
+49 202 2492-165
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Education and Academic Training

  • 2015/2016: Scholarship with the ASA programm cycle 2015
  • 2015: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Sciences at the University of Cologne with a final thesis on "Europe's diverging policy responses to Fukushima: An analysis of energy policy narratives in Germany and the UK"
  • 2012/2013: ERASMUS semester at Sabanci Üniversitesi, Istanbul
  • 2011: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Social Sciences at the University of Cologne

Professional Experience

  • Since 04/2016 Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2013 - 2016: research assistant at the Wuppertal Institute

Research Focus

  • Governance of sustainable development
  • Urban and regional processes of transformation
  • Urban implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
  • Structural change towards sustainability