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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 | 05. March 2013

東京 にある DLR (DLR in Tokio)

Nach Washington, Brüssel und Paris hat das DLR jetzt ein Büro in Tokio eröffnet. Aus diesem Anlass flog eine kleine Delegation nach Japan, traf sich mit Vertretern von vielen Institutionen und konnte in gemeinsamer Einladung mit dem deutschen Botschafter, Herrn Stanzel, während eines Empfangs in der Residenz Gäste aus Japan und Deutschland zur offiziellen Eröffnung begrüßen. Die Tage in Japan haben mir neben den Möglichkeiten für das DLR aber vor allem auch persönlich sehr viel bedeutet. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 05. March 2013

東京 にある DLR (DLR in Tokio)

In addition to having offices in Washington, Brussels and Paris, DLR has now opened an office in Tokyo. To mark this occasion, a small delegation flew to Japan, where its members met with representatives from many institutions. A reception was held, which was attended by guests from Japan and Germany to mark the opening. This function was hosted jointly with the German ambassador, Volker Stanzel, at his official residence. These days in Japan meant a great deal to me, both with respect to the opportunities it brings for DLR and on a personal level, for myself. read more