Jan-Martin Wiarda

Moderator Dr Jan-Martin Wiarda, born in 1976, is a freelance journalist and bloggerfor education and science. From January 2013 to July 2015, he was Headof Communications and Media and Press Spokesperson of the HelmholtzAssociation. From 2004 to 2012, Wiarda was editor and most recentlydeputy head of the education department “Chancen” of the weeklynewspaper “DIE ZEIT”. He studied political science, economics andsociology in Munich, attended the German School of Journalism thereand then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,USA, where he continued his journalism studies.