Research Coordinator

Dipl.-Ing. agr. Stefan Lange

Research Manager

Dipl.-Ing. agr. Stefan  Lange
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 1008
+49 531 596 1099

Contributing to the strategic development of the Thünen Institute, stimulating internal interdisciplinary activities at the institute, supporting new research collaborations with external German and foreign partners, networking with national and international science organisations, advising on the preparation and implementation of research projects, representing the institute in the scientific community – the tasks of the research coordinator are manifold. Do you need more detailed information about research at the Thünen Institute? Do you have an idea for a project you would like to conduct jointly with us? Are you looking for a competent contact person at the Thünen Institute for specific topics? Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time!

Professional career

  • since 2010  Thünen Institute Research Coordinator
  • 2008 – 2010  Senior Scientific Officer “Science and Technology Cooperation Germany-Russia” at the International Bureau of the BMBF c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2002 – 2007  Head of German Research Funding Programme “Federal Organic Farming Scheme (BÖL)"
  • 1996 – 2002  Senior consultant/since 2000 Deputy head of department “Agricultural Research Management” (research funding; Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food – BLE)
  • 1995  Research associate (Justus Liebig University Giessen - Institute of Landscape Ecology and Management of Resources)
  • 1991 – 1995  Degree in "Environmental Issues and Development of Rural Areas”, Justus Liebig University Giessen (Diplom)
  • 1988 – 1991  Degree in "Animal Husbandry Sciences“, University Leipzig

Further activities

  • since 2015  Governing Board member of “Collaborative Research Network on Sustainable Temperate Agriculture (TempAg)” of Global Science Forum (OECD)
  • since 2013  Member of working group „Research policy” of Federation of German Scientists (VDW)
  • since 2012  Chairman of Scientific Advisory Council of RLP Agroscience
  • since 2012  German delegate to G20-MACS (Meeting of Chief Agricultural Scientists of G20 States)
  • since 2012  Advisory Board member of „Zivilgesellschaftliche Plattform ForschungsWende“, an initiative of German NGOs
  • since 2010  Establishment of/collaboration in the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA); core group member of DAFA-panel „Future of Organic Farming “
  • 2007 - 2008  Establishment of the European Technology Platform „Organics” (TP Organics) together with European stakeholders from science and economy
  • 2004 - 2007  Establishment of ERA-NET „CORE Organic“ towards pan-European coordination of organic food & farming research