Dr Nike Alkema

Dr Nike Alkema, Gender Summit 7 Europe speaker

Administrative Officer, Quality Assurance and Programme Development, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany.

Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Nike Alkema studied Modern European Studies at University College London (University of London) and Politics at St Antony’s College (University of Oxford) where she has been awarded her DPhil in 2011. She has been working in management consulting for a few years where she gained extensive project experience with a focus on organisational change and change management processes. She joined the DFG Head Office in 2012 where she works within the Group “Quality and Programme Management”.

In that function she has supported the final review of the reports by the DFG member institutions within the implementation process of the “Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality”. She has been responsible for the site relaunch of the DFG web portal “Instrumentenkasten” which offers examples of gender equality measures within the German university system. Furthermore she is responsible for the funding programme “Research Fellowships” which serves to promote early career researchers to carry out a specific research project abroad.