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,
    Political Sciences and International Economics

Dr. Martina van de Sand

Senior consultant and trainer


  • Strategy consulting for research institutions and research groups
  • Evaluations and peer review
  • Grant application trainings and peer review coachings
  • Career trainings and career counselling for researchers, leadership/management trainings

  • More than 20 years of experience in leading research management positions with focus on internationalization and early career researchers
  • PhD in Agricultural Sciences from University of Hohenheim

Nicole Stirnberg M.A.

Scientific assistant


  • Customer relations re content matters, booking and offers
  • Preparation of workshops and publications

  • More than 10 years experience at Higher Education and Research Funding
    Institutions across Europe
  • 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

Dr. Bärbel Elija Bleher

Part-time collaborator


  • Trainings with focus on researchers’ career development and related acquisition of 3rd party funding
  • Career counselling

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

Dr. Matthias Scholz

Part-time collaborator


  • HR strategies
  • Mediation
  • Business administration and development
  • Accounting

  • More than 10 years experience in leading HR positions at health care institutions
  • PhD in theology from University of Muenster, Germany

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