Prof. Dr. Nina Langen is a full professor (W3), leading the Chair of Education for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science at the Institute of Vocational Education and Training at the Technische Universität Berlin. In the department, teaching and research is conducted in the demand field of sustainable nutrition.
Nina Langen successfully completed her doctorate on the topic of ethical consumption at the Center for Development Research (link to ZEF B-Profile Nina Langen) and the Institute for Food and Resource Economics at the University of Bonn and was awarded the first prize "Young Consumer Researcher Award" for her dissertation in 2012.
In 2019, she received the Femtec Award in the category "Innovation".
Since 2022, Nina Langen has been Vice Dean for Research at Faculty I of the TU Berlin.
Nina Langen is involved as a jury member for Knowledge of the Many - Research Award for Citizen Science, the Metro Award for Sustainable Gastronomy and the Award for Innovation in Adult Education of the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning e.V. (DIE). She was a member of the Science Panel of the BMBF Science Year 'My Question for Science' in 2022.
Nina Langen, who holds a doctorate in agricultural economics, is distinguished by many years of experience in consumer research. She has a proven knowledge in the field of sustainability, especially decisions for sustainable food and meals, fair trade, organic, cause-related marketing, food waste in households and outside the home as well as CSR and has a broad knowledge of methods (choice and hidden experiments, auctions, information display boards, surveys, citizen science, real-lab research). She also has experience in researching grassroots initiatives as well as current professional field-based research. Her research projects have been and are funded by the EU under Horizon Europe, Horizon2020, Erasmus+ as well as by BMBF, UBA, BMUB, BMEL, BUA, Kompetenzzentrum Verbraucherforschung, Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung and others.
As a scientific advisor, Nina Langen supports projects such as the initiative 'Genießt uns!', an initiative against food waste - from the producer to the consumer, the KEEKS - climate and energy efficient kitchen in schools project, the LeMiFair project.
In the BMBF Science Year 2022, she was a member of the Science Panel and is co-editor of the results paper summarizing the learnings on shaping participation in science and research.
Since 2023: Member of the jury of the METRO Prize for Sustainable Gastronomy'.
2023: Part of the jury for the Award for Innovation in Adult Education of the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning e.V. (DIE).
Since 2018: Member of the board of Vernetzungsstelle Kita- und Schul-verpflegung Berlin e.V.
Since 2014: Liaison professor of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Since 2017: Deputy Member in the Academic Senate of the TU Berlin
Since 2022: Vice Dean for research and appointment procedures, Faculty I - Humanities and Educational Sciences
Since 2017: Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty I - Humanities and Educational Sciences, as well as Member of the Board of the School of Education
1.4.2019 - 31.03.2023 Managing Director, Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies
Since 2016: Degree Program Coordinator for the degree program Food Science and Nutrition (teacher training), M.Ed.
Conference Contributions by Nina Langen