Education and Academic Training

  • 2012: Diploma Thesis in the field of Economics of Education on the topic "Efficiency and Effectiveness of Further Education Measures for ALG-II Recipients"
  • 2004 - 2012: Studies of Economics Sciences at Wuppertal University

Professional Experience

  • Since 2014: Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2011 - 2016: Analyst in urban marketing at the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2007 - 2008: Student Assistant at the chairs of Economics and Marketing at Wuppertal University
  • 2004 - 2016: Freelance lecturer in business administration and economics

Research Focus

  • Smart City-Governance
  • Urban transformation
  • Development of sustainability strategies in a national and international context
  • Sustainable management
  • Alternative economies
  • Economics of education
  • Empirical educational, social and economic research


  • Bochum University of Applied Sciences - Forest as climate protector (since SS 2024)
  • Bochum University of Applied Sciences - Introduction to the debate on sustainability (since SS 2022)
  • Bochum University of Applied Sciences - Sustainability and Technology Assessment (since SS 2021)
  • Bochum University of Applied Science - Education for Sustainable Development (since SS 2019)

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