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In October 2020, Dr. Tina Ladwig took over the leadership of the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. In this position she succeeds Verena Fritzsche, who headed the NIT from 2013 to June 2020. Prior to this, Ladwig was the personal advisor for the strategic development of teaching and learning in digital times at the Hamburg University of Technology as well as the team leader of the Hamburg Open Online University (project "HOOU@TUHH").

"Change and upheaval, volatility and social transformation – only by means of education can we really prepare the society of tomorrow for all these topics. At the NIT, I can expect the very environment that I would like to help shape - a national and international network of experts and a dedicated team that works towards making a special contribution to these challenges", says Ladwig.

 "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tina Ladwig as our new CEO, who is highly experienced working in an University environment, and we are sure that she will enrich the NIT with exciting impulses from a strategic and cultural perspective", states NIT President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto von Estorff in welcoming the decision.

Focus on lifelong learning offers

At the NIT Tina Ladwig will, in addition to intensifying the cooperation with the TUHH, especially advance efforts to develop and provide lifelong learning offers. Because: technological change and the associated social transformation should also be actively shaped in the educational context. Therefore, one of Ladwig's focal points is the strategic development of academic further education opportunities. New technologies also need employees who can handle them and a corporate culture that enables change. This is precisely where the NIT would like to make a valuable contribution.
This continues the path of the previous managing director Verena Fritzsche, who established the company in recent years as an educational institute for designers of digital change. > Get to the follow-up report on Verena Fritzsche's time at the NIT here.


Hamburg, 24 March 2020: The Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg and the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management will cooperate in the future. Within the framework of the cooperation, the Rotary Club will award a partial scholarship for NIT students who want to realize a business idea in the area of green tech. The scholarship is intended to create innovative solutions that have a positive impact on our lives and the environment. We, the NIT, are happy to promote this endeavor together with the RC Hamburg-Harburg.

Foundation potential meets social commitment of RC Hamburg-Harburg

Over the two years of the NIT Master program in Technology Management, students will further develop his/her own founding idea in the field of Green Technology. At the same time he or she will receive the necessary tools to realize the idea. Support opportunities, such as the NIT Startup Space, as well as intensive support from coaches, also help to implement the "Green Tech Startup Idea". The final master thesis includes a detailed business plan for the foundation of a start-up in the field of green technology.

Apply now for the Green Tech Scholarship

Prospective NIT students can now apply for the Green Tech Scholarship. In doing so, they should express their founding interest in the green tech sector when applying for the study program. Special talents from all over the world who do not receive any further financial support from industry or foundations will be sponsored. At the beginning of the studies in October 2020, a ceremonial presentation of the scholarship certificate will take place to the sponsored person. In addition, the scholarship holder will be invited to events of the Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg.

About the Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg

The Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg is one of several Hamburg Rotary Clubs and was founded in 1951. It has 55 members who are involved in a variety of social activities under the motto "Service above self / selfless service". In Germany there are more than 50,000 members in about 930 clubs. Rotary International brings together personalities from all continents, cultures, and professions to provide service to the community worldwide and to contribute to better global understanding.


Hamburg, 20 January 2020: Bringing together companies and students - that is the goal of the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. For this reason, the private institute of higher education is organizing a "Business Speed Dating" on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) on February 21, 2020. At the event, students of the master's program in Technology Management will meet representatives of companies and management consultancies from the fields of industry and technology. The Business Speed Dating should help to strengthen the exchange between students as well as alumni and companies and to show career paths.

Exclusive access to highly qualified professionals

Companies participating in Business Speed Dating benefit from direct contact with highly qualified professionals. Our students are not only technically versed, but have also learned to solve future challenges in a creative and innovative way during their MBA studies. They think entrepreneurially and move confidently on international terrain", Verena Fritzsche, CEO of the NIT, summarizes the advantage of the event. Company representatives will experience first-hand what skills the master students bring with them as potential employees. In addition, they can present themselves as attractive employers.

Students establish contacts with potential employers

Business Speed Dating offers students the opportunity to establish initial contacts with renowned companies. In this way, they can gain insights into the work and requirement profile of their potential employers and business partners. Through dialogue, students receive new and valuable impulses for their studies. They can also sharpen their profile and plan their career path more strategically.
Students from the NIT, TUHH and other Hamburg colleges and universities can register free of charge on the nIt website. Interested companies can find further information and the possibility to register with lnes Kulka, Alumni & Customer Relations Manager at the NIT. Contact: ines.kulka@nithh de, 040 42878 4287.


At the NIT under the motto 'BE THE CHANGE', talents from all over the world learn to take on management tasks responsibly. With a focus on digitization, global management and entrepreneurship, the NIT qualifies students and executives to shape the digital future.

International high potentials, renowned scientists, and successful entrepreneurs come together in agile and networked learning spaces to create a special, intercultural learning environment. With expertise from research and industry, the NIT covers everything from study programs and lifelong learning workshops to process support for companies.

Master's Programme in Technology Management

At the NIT, outstanding students in the Technology Management Master's program learn how to deal with the challenges of the digital world and actively shape the future. The future world of work demands dealing with complexity and constant change. Through real projects, students acquire an extensive technical understanding and solid management knowledge. They are accompanied individually by professors and practitioners in small international and interdisciplinary groups.

The study program can be completed as a master´s degree or as a double master´s degree (degree: M.A. or MBA) in combination with a Master's program in engineering sciences at the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH). Professionals have the opportunity to study while working. The offer is flexible and modular and can thus be adapted to the individual needs of the students. A module consists of learning paths lasting several weeks in combination with virtual learning and face-to-face events.

Lifelong Learning for the Digital Age

With the NIT Toolbox, the private educational institute offers practice-oriented workshops and compact seminars on a scientific level for entrepreneurs, managers, and teams who want to promote digital change. Under the guidance of renowned lecturers from science and industry, the participants expand their competencies in the areas of new technologies, innovative methods, digital competencies as well as people management and culture. In addition, the NIT develops customized training programs for companies, especially with a global focus.

Process Support for the Digital Transformation

Furthermore, the NIT supports companies in the process of digital transformation. With regular events, such as the Hamburg Economic Dialog, the NIT sheds light on current and future developments. Thanks to the interdisciplinary network, a company's need for change is identified, analyzed and tackled. The aim is to enable employees to drive innovation and use new technologies to secure the future of the company.


About the NIT

The NIT is a private institute of higher education and was founded in 1998 by 40 professors of the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) as a non-profit limited company. It is financially supported by various foundations and companies, among others. The NIT is located on the campus of the TUHH in the south of Hamburg.

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