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Dr. Iris Wieczorek

Senior Research Fellow

GIGA Representative in Japan

Short CV

  • Since 2014: Senior Research Fellow at GIGA and GIGA Representative in Japan; Representative of the Leibniz Association in Japan

  • Since 2012: Founded IRIS Science Management Inc., a Tokyo-based consulting firm specializing in research management, policy advice, and support for International Relations In Science

  • 2008 - 2012: Established the Japan Office of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Tokyo and acted as director (while on leave from GIGA); for activities see www.japan.dfg.de

  • 2000 - 2008: Regular courses on economic and social innovations in Japan in international comparison at the Asia-Africa-Institute, lecturer of the University of Hamburg

  • 2005 - 2008: Additional position at GIGA: Head of Research Management (in charge of e.g. conceptualizing and establishing a research management strategy and “system” at GIGA, preparation for and organization of the evaluation of the GIGA)

  • 2000 - 2008: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) in Hamburg: analysing developments in the fields of Japanese science and technology, and Society

  • 2000: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hamburg

  • 1998 - 2000: Doctoral student at the Asia-Africa Institute of the University of Hamburg

  • 1997 - 1998: Doctoral Scholarship at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo

  • 1996 - 1997: Doctoral student at Fukui University (Fukui, Japan), supported by a scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

  • 1992 - 1995: Japanese and Chinese Studies, and Computer Science, Master at the University of Hamburg

  • 1991 - 1992: Intensive Japanese Language Program at Waseda University (Tokyo)

  • 1987 - 1991: Japanese and Chinese Studies, and Computer Science at the University of Hamburg


Current Research

  • Innovation processes and networks in Japanese economy

  • Science and society in international comparison


Countries and Regions

  • Japan


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