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Dr. Klemens Kleiminger

The NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management has a new CEO

On September 01, 2021, Dr. Klemens Kleiminger took over the management of NIT.

Previously, Dr. Kleiminger was, among others, Senior Project Manager at Roland Berger and most recently, for more than 15 years, board member and shareholder of CoreMedia, an international, high-end software provider for websites and e-commerce stores. He is also active as co-founder, business angel, mentor and in (digital) advisory boards at companies in the technology and digitization environment.

"I'm coming back to my roots, the university context and the birthplace of my previous place of work, CoreMedia, which was created in 1996 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH). I am delighted to become part of the team of this very renowned, private university and this outstanding, exclusive, English-language university degree program 'Technology Management' with a strong focus on entrepreneurship, leadership and internationalization (M.A. and MBA) and to help shape its future," said Dr. Kleiminger.

"We are delighted to have been able to appoint Dr. Klemens Kleiminger, a highly experienced executive entrepreneur and expert in the field of digitalization, and we are certain that he will have a very positive influence on the future development of the NIT," said NIT President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto von Estorff, welcoming the decision.

At NIT, Dr. Kleiminger will continue to shape the unique learning environment. For more than 20 years, approximately 30 highly motivated students have completed their studies at the NIT each year, either in a double degree program with the TUHH, part-time or alongside their doctorate. International professors both from theory and practice guarantee a very high quality of teaching in the accredited and innovative curriculum. The students not only learn together, but also live in the apartments in the NIT building and in the two years of their studies grow together forming a community that lives on long after graduation in the global "high-potential" alumni network.

"The motto of the NIT is 'Be the Change' and to accompany both our students and the entire NIT organization on this journey of change and transformation," is what Dr. Kleiminger looks forward to.


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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