Nadia Meyer has a background in social sciences: she studied Japanese studies and sociology at the Universities of Bonn (Germany) and Kumamoto (Japan).

In 2004 she started working for the German Aerospace Center/ Project Management Agency DLR-PT. In her role as senior scientific officer she subsequently has been responsible for bilateral cooperation with Japan, the Russian Federation, Israel, Sub-sahara Africa, Turkey and the countries of  North Africa and the Middle East.

From 2009-2011 she was delegated to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research where she worked on the German research policy with Northern Africa and the Middle East and served as a member of the  EU-Commissions Euro-Mediterranean Group of Senior Officials in Research and Innovation.

In the past years she was also involved in several European programmes and collaborations e.g.

  • Inco-Net CAAST Net (Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe)
  • ERANETMED ( Eranet for coordinating research activities between EU Member states and Mediterranean Partner Countries)
  • PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area)

Currently she works in the DLR-PT Strategy and Monitoring Division that supports the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Main tasks for which the division is in charge include implementing the Federal Government’s internationalization strategy in Education, Science and Research, monitoring international relations with key partners as well as the strategic development of the international cooperation in the future.

In S4D4C her focus lies on the impact monitoring of the project, the support of case studies and the development of trainings for science diplomats.

She co-chaired a session at S4D4C’s 1st Networking Meeting ‘EU Science Diplomacy beyond 2020’ in Madrid, and contributed to a session at S4D4C’s 2nd Networking Meeting ‘Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap’ in Berlin.