Christiane Gaehtgens


Dr. Christiane Gaehtgens has recently established “CGC Hochschulberatung”,a private consulting agency that specialises on issues of strategy, policy, governance and quality assurance of HE- and research institutions.
She has read German and Slavonic studies in Gießen and Bonn and obtained a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Bonn in 1987.
From 1989 she spent two years of postdoctoral study at University of Washington/Seattle/USA. Upon her return to Germany in 1991 she was appointed as Head of North America - Programmes at DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). In 1994 she took a position as Director of the DAAD office in London/UK.
In 1998 she became Secretary General of the newly founded Science Council of Lower Saxony in Hannover/Germany.
From 2003 to July 2008 she was Secretary General of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), based in Bonn and Berlin.
In a personal capacity Dr. Gaehtgens is member of a number of advisory panels and boards, among them the Austrian Science Council and the “Institut für Zukunft der Arbeit” (IZA).
Christiane Gaehtgens is married with four children.


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