Dr. Beate Scholz

Founder and Managing Director of Scholz CTC GmbH


  • Strategy consulting and science policy advice
  • Evaluations and peer review
  • Trainings and researchers’ career counselling
  • Individual expert at (inter-)national science policy bodies and research institutions
  • Facilitation of international conferences
  • Research


  • More than 20 years experience in research management and strategy development
  • PhD in Modern Italian History from University of Trier, Germany, M.A. in History,


Dr. Matthias Scholz

Managing Director


  • Consulting on designing Human Resources strategies and implementing HR tools
  • Coaching for scientists and executives
  • Mediation in leadership or institutional conflicts
  • Advice on designing strategies and measures for preventing abuse of power and harassment


  • More than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, of which 12 years as head of HR in a large enterprise with more than 35,000 employees
  • PhD in Catholic Theology, University of Münster, Germany; Diploma (Masters’ degree) in Catholic Theology; State examination in History

Dr. Bärbel Elija Bleher

Part-time collaborator


  • Trainings with focus on researchers’ career development, acquisition of 3rd party funding and development of a research profile
  • Career counselling of researchers

  • Managing director of a graduate program in the field of climate change research
  • More than 20 years experience in research and research management
  • PhD in biology from RWTH Aachen, Germany

Nicole Stirnberg M.A.

Scientific assistant


  • Customer relations re content matters and appointments/bookings
  • Preparation of workshops and publications


  • More than 10 years experience at Higher Education and Research Funding
  • M.A. in Literature from University of Bielefeld, Germany

Inga Wollenschein

Office manager


  • Customer relations re organizational planning
  • Accounting

  • More than 10 years experience in customer and office management
  • Vocational training as transport manager

Ursula Dederichs

Office management assistant


  • Customer relations and organizational planning
  • Quotes and purchase orders; accounting

  • More than 30 years experience in science management administration (at Max-Planck-Institute, university, DFG) with organisational science support and project administration of various funding programmes

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