Katja Witte

Co-Head of Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation

Future Energy and Industry Systems
Katja Witte
+49 202 2492-218
+49 202 2492-198

Education and Academic Training

  • 1996 - 2004: Social sciences, University of Wuppertal

Professional Experience

  • Since 2008: Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2004 - 2007: Free assistant and project director at the agency for applied social studies in Wuppertal
  • 2000 - 2006: Student, graduate assistant and research assistant at the Wuppertal Institute

Research Focus

  • Information, communication and participation in the field of climate protection and adaptation
  • User perception of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles
  • Communal climate protection measures
  • Acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)


  • University of Wuppertal "Verfahren sozialwissenschaftlicher Steuerung und Intervention" (System Analysis) in the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences from winter semester 07/08 to winter semester 10/11

Please note: Publications before October 2018 are registered under her maiden name Katja Pietzner.