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Dr. Stephanie Christmann-Budian

christmann-budian@iit-berlin.de
+49 (0) 30 310078-5506

Focal areas of work

  • international comparisons of science and innovation systems (esp. China / Asia, Germany / Europe)
  • Sociology of science / science research
  • Science and innovation policy analysis
  • Concepts and analyzes on science and innovation cooperation / exchange
  • Research funding, program design, peer review, evaluation, strategies for the academic career
  • Quantitative (STI indicators) and qualitative research methodologies
  • China Studies / Cultural Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Stephanie Christmann-Budian studied China Studies and Cultural Studies at the Free University Berlin, the Université VI de Paris and the Beijing Language and Culture University. She wrote her doctoral thesis on Chinese science policy in the context of development strategies of the globalization era. Her research and work focus is on science and innovation policy in international comparison as well as on the conception, analysis and evaluation of the promotion of research cooperation. Ms. Christmann-Budian has in-depth knowledge of sociology of science and innovation policy as well as strong expertise in China. In addition to her professional training, she has 12 years of professional experience within China, initially as a speaker at the German Research Foundation and subsequently as representative and China Program Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. She has passed the highest level of the official Chinese language examination HSK (level 6). 

Ms. Christmann-Budian is currently a senior consultant in the Department of Education and Science at VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH. Among other projects, she is currently leading a scientific study on IT governance in international university cooperation, which has been funded by the BMBF since 2017.

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