Logistics Award for the President of Jacobs University Bremen

The Kieserling Foundation honours Professor Katja Windt with the 2014 Kieserling Logistics Award

Click to enlargeBremen, 30 April 2014 – She brings hope to the future of Jacobs University Bremen. With her restructuring plan, Katja Windt is facing the challenge of Change Management and will develop the university in the coming years – thus making an important structural-political contribution to the university. For her achievements to date and the facing of future challenges, she is now being distinguished with the 2014 Kieserling Logistics Award during a festive evening event on 3 July at Dorint Park Hotel Bremen. The laudatory speech is given by the award winner from 2013, Detthold Aden. The Kieserling Logistics Award is endowed with a monetary prize of 15,000 euros.

Professor Katja Windt, German PhD holder in engineering, President and provost of Jacobs University Bremen, has held the Bernd Rogge Chair for Global Production Logistics at Jacobs University since 2008. In this same year, she received the prestigious Alfried Krupp Award for Young Professors and was honoured by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers as “Professor of the Year 2008”.

Katja Windt received her PhD in the year 2000 after completing her studies in mechanical engineering at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) in Hanover. Before starting her professorship at Jacobs University, she was department head at the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA) at the University of Bremen as well as a member of the German Research Association’s special research area “Self-regulating logistics processes”, which was located at the University of Bremen up to 2012. At Jacobs University, Katja Windt developed an interdisciplinary research group for the research area “Global production logistics” and played a significant role in creating and extending the course of studies “International logistics engineering and management”.

In addition to her memberships in German scientific academies (The Junge Akademie up to the year 2009 and the National Academy of Science and Engineering, acatech), Katja Windt also held positions in business supervisory bodies, including the Supervisory Boards of Deutsche Post AG and Fraport AG, as well as the Board of Management for the German Logistics Association (BVL) and the Advisory Board for BLG Logistics Group AG & Co.

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