Vice President for Teacher Training and Continuing Education

Amtskette der TU Braunschweig

Prof. Dr. Katja Koch joined the Executive Board on 1 April 2018. She is responsible for all matters relating to teacher training and continuing education.

To me it is important to train and educate teachers who meet the demands of the 21st century in digital learning at school competently, innovatively and with enthusiasm. As a technical university, the TU Braunschweig offers an ideal environment for digitisation processes and their research.
Professorin Katja Koch
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Short profile

Since 2010, Professor Katja Koch has held the Scholastic Pedagogy Chair at TU Braunschweig‘s Institute for Educational Sciences. Her work focusses on empirical research on schools and education. In research and education, she investigates how educational institutions can react adequately to current challenges such as migration, heterogeneity, multilingualism and digitalisation.

She completed her teaching degree in History and German Studies at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. After passing the state examination, she received a grant from the Hessian state government and obtained her doctorate with a thesis on “The transition from primary to secondary school from the teachers’ point of view”. Following this, she became a research associate for the DFG project “Family education strategies as a multi-generational project”. In 2001, she took up an assistantship at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and completed her habilitation on “Second language acquisition of primary school children with a non-German native language” and was awarded the Venia Legendi for educational sciences. In 2008, she provisionally took over the Scholastic Pedagogy Chair at TU Braunschweig’s Institute for Educational Sciences.

Professor Koch is the first Vice President for Teacher Training. One of the challenges here is promoting teacher training at a university with such a strong technological focus.

Professor Katja Koch
Jule Bobzin, Desk Officer Academic and Student Affairs
+49 531 391-4105 (Mo-Fr in the morning)

Key Work Areas

  • Development and strategy issues in studies and teaching
  • Central quality management in studies and teaching (e.g. target agreements, teaching reports, evaluation, accreditation, establishment and cancellation of study programmes, regulations)
  • Committee supervision: Dean of Studies' Meeting
  • Contact person, communication and cooperation on topics in studies and teaching: recruitment, implementation, central connection