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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 | 21. February 2014 | 2 Comments

Gemeinsame Erklärung zum Deutsch-Französischen Ministerrat

Am 19. Februar tagte der Deutsch-Französische Ministerrat in Paris und beriet über eine breite Palette von Themen. Dabei zeigte sich einmal mehr, dass das DLR mit seinem Portfolio politisch hochrelevante Themen bearbeitet, denn Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt, Energie, Verkehr und Sicherheit werden in der gemeinsamen Erklärung behandelt. Über diese an sich schon interessante und wichtige Feststellung hinaus, sind aus den Ergebnissen des Treffens aber auch Aspekte abzulesen, die unsere Arbeit beeinflussen werden, da auch konkrete Beschlüsse zu Forschung und Entwicklung in der gemeinsamen Erklärung enthalten sind. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 21. February 2014 | 2 Comments

Joint declaration – Franco-German Ministerial Council

The Franco-German Ministerial Council met in Paris on 19 February 2014 to discuss a wide range of topics. Aviation, space, energy, transport and security were all mentioned in the joint declaration, once again demonstrating that DLR is working on areas of high political relevance. This is interesting and important, but in addition, concrete decisions with regard to research and development that will affect our work here at DLR were included in the joint declaration. read more