State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Cornelia Quennet-Thielen has been appointed State Secretary and Department Head at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2008. She studied law both in Germany, and abroad as a World Fellow at Yale University in the USA. Before her current position, she has been Director General at the Office of the Federal President, head of the Department of the Interior, the Department of Legal and Administrative Services. For many years, she worked at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is a member of boards and president of several leading German science organisations.