Christian Ritzel is working as a senior researcher at the iimt since October 2017.
He grew up in the border triangle Germany, Switzerland and France. In 2009, he achieved his diploma in economics at the University of Kassel. His areas of focus were “Ecological Economics” and “Marketing and International Management”.
Afterwards he successfully completed a Master degree in Sustainable Economics and Management at the University of Kassel in 2013. Besides his studies he inter alia worked for the network of decentralized energy technologies in Kassel as well as for the German wholesaler REWE.
After finishing his master’s degree study, he conducted a doctoral thesis at the Swiss Federal Research Institute Agroscope in Taenikon in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. The doctoral thesis was about “Agro-food trade with developing countries”.
His intrinsic interest for the topic of Sustainable Development was the motivation for his application at the iimt and the project smart living lab.
We look forward to work with Christian and wish him a good start.