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Jan Wörner

The Jan Wörner blog is written by the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center, Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner – no hype! Jan Wörner writes all the posts himself and the gives then to DLR Corporate Communications for editing, picture research and online publication.
Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center since 1 March 2007.

Wörner studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. In 1982, as part of his studies, he spent two years in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Until 1990 Wörner worked for the consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt University, where he was appointed to a professorship in Civil Engineering and took over as Head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1995, he held the position of Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
 

Posts from Jan Wörner

Jan Wörner Blog | 23. October 2012

Chancengleichheit durch Zeitautonomie

Dieser Artikel wurde ursprünglich für den ATKearney 361°-Blog verfasst.

So vielfältig wie die Forschungsthemen des DLR, so vielfältig sind die Lebensentwürfe unserer Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter. Dies ist Chance und Herausforderung zugleich. Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) benötigt für seine Spitzenleistungen in Forschung und Entwicklung jetzt und zukünftig die besten Köpfe, Frauen wie Männer. Deshalb sind wir im DLR bestrebt, die Rahmenbedingungen so zu gestalten, dass sich die Potenziale der Menschen, die für das DLR arbeiten, voll entfalten können. Aus eigener Erfahrung - beide Eltern waren immer berufstätig - bin ich von den Themen "Chancengleichheit" nicht nur theoretisch überzeugt sondern auch praktisch motiviert. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 23. October 2012

Equal opportunities through flexible work schedules

This article was originally written for the ATKearney 361° Blog.

The lifestyles of DLR employees are as many and diverse as DLR's research areas – this represents both an opportunity and a challenge. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) needs the best people – both male and female – now and in the future, to maintain its excellence in research and development. Therefore, we at DLR endeavour to create an environment in which employees can fully develop their potential. From my own experience, having had two working parents, I can say that, not only do I believe in the issue of equal opportunity in theoretical terms, but am also committed to it practically. read more