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Katharina Schrot


Social Research Centre Dortmund (sfs)

Evinger Platz 17, Room 5


Tel.: +49 231 755 90226

Fax: +49 231 755 90205


Research Associate
Transformative governance in cities and regions

Focus of work

Actor constellations in multi-stakeholder processes
Regional climate adaptation
Social innovations in the field of sustainability

  • Since May 2017: Research Associate at the Social Research Centre, research area Transformative governance in cities and regions
  • December 2015–April 2017: Research Assistant, Social Research Centre, TU Dortmund University
  • 2013–2017: Master of Arts in Social Science, study programme "Globalization, Transnationalization, Governance", Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2010–2013: Bachelor of Arts in "Economy and Politics in Eastern Asia", Ruhr University Bochum

2019–2023: Evolving Regions

2018–2019: iResilience: Social innovations and smart city infrastructures for the resilient city of the fu­ture (iRes) (R&D stage)

2018–2019: Joint project "EnerChange: Spaltung in NRW überwinden – Energiewende für alle kommunizieren" as part of the virtual institute (VI) "Transformation - Energiewende NRW", research cluster Mentalities and patterns of behaviour

2017–2018: Aufbau einer regionalen Handlungsbasis in drei Regionen in NRW zur Umsetzung einer integrierten Klimaanpassung in regionalen Akteursnetzwerken [Establishing a regional basis for action in three regions in NRW for the implementation of integrated climate adaptation in regional actor networks]

2016–2017: KoSI-LAB: Kommunale Labore sozialer Innovation


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.