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Should you have any questions regarding doctoral studies at the University of Cologne or would like to find out more about what we offer in terms of further training, counselling, and career orientation for doctoral candidates please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone. You are also welcome to schedule an appointment to come see us personally.

Please note our new address:

Abt. 43
Albertus Magnus Nachwuchszentrum
Kerpener Str. 15
50937 Köln

Mailing Address:

Universität zu Köln
Albertus Magnus Nachwuchszentrum
D-50923 Köln


Contact list



Prof. Dr. Ansgar Büschges
Director AMNZ



Prof. Dr. Andreas Speer
Speaker AMNZ



Dr. Alan Hansen
Acting Managing Director
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1971
email: a.hansen(at)


Further training, counselling and career orientation



Dr Valerie Lukassen
Programme Manager
Counseling, Qualification Program, Events
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1095
email: v.lukassen(at)



Saskia Pfeiffer
Programme Manager
Coordinator „IPaK – Promoting International Doctorates
at the University of Cologne“
(funded by the German Academic Exchange Service)
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 5915
email: s.pfeiffer(at)


Anne Schiffmann
Programme Manager for junior researchers
Postdoc Career Program und Female Career Center
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 8889
email: a.schiffmann(at)


Online registration for doctoral candidates



Dr. Julia Hodapp
Project Manager
IT System Doctoral Regulation and Implementation
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 8637
email: j.hodapp(at)



Nadja Gärtel
Project Manager
IT System Doctoral Regulation and Implementation
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1094
email: n.gaertel(at)


Organization and administration


Luisa Trantes
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1682


Rosemary Hoekstra
Research Assistant
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 3442
email: r.hoekstra(at)


Mentoring for doctoral candidates


Katrin Pieper
Head of Gender Mentoring Agency & International Female Scholars Mentoring
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 2054
email: k.pieper(at)


Ann-Kristin Kolwes
Project Erste Generation Promotion Mentoring+
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 3104
email: a.kolwes(at)


Marlene Thomas
Coordinator for "Cornelia Harte Mentoring" (CHM)
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1227
email: m.thomas(at)


Dr. Phuong Glaser
Project Coordinator for International Female Scholars (IFS) Mentoring
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 470 1368
email: p.glaser(at)