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Team and contact

Welcome to the central point of contact for the topic of sustainability at the University of Cologne. Our team consists of the Vice-Rector for Sustainability Prof. Dr. Kirk W. Junker and the Sustainability Office, which was newly founded in spring 2023.

Our mission

"We provide a space for questions, ideas, suggestions and discourse, to network, help make the topic of sustainability visible, accessible and tangible, and jointly accompany the transformation process towards a sustainable university."

Let's talk! The consultation hour for sustainability

For all interested parties who have questions about sustainability at the University of Cologne, are looking for support for project ideas or simply want to know what our sustainability work looks like, we as the sustainability office offer a consultation hour at the InnoDom Cologne every Wednesday from 12 - 1 p.m. For this, you can register informally via, and we will be happy to arrange a meeting place with you.

You have a really good idea about sustainability at the University of Cologne? Click here to go to our ideas mailbox.

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Kirk W. Junker

Vice-Rector for Sustainability

Personal advisor: Lukas Plenk


Dr. Pamela Kilian

Head of Sustainability Office

Email :

Linus Ester

Advisor in the Sustainability Office
(Focus on communication)

Email :

Norma Werbeck

Advisor in the Sustainabilty Office
(Focus on organization & university operations)

Email :

Martin Speer

Referent im Nachhaltigkeitsbüro
(Schwerpunkt Organisation & Hochschulbetrieb)

E-Mail :

Judith Schmidtlein

Student Assistant in the Sustainability Office

Email :