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Mette Wier new Head of Management Engineering

Wednesday 13 Jun 18


Anders Overgaard Bjarklev
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Mette Wier is 57 years old and has an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, where she also got her PhD.

Effective from 1 September, DTU has appointed Mette Wier as the new Head of DTU Management Engineering.

Mette Wier comes from a position as Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

“Utilizing her extensive experience in research, education, and innovation, Mette Wier will be able to help DTU Management Engineering take the next important steps. Thanks to her experience in management at many levels and her solid base of knowledge from collaborating and interacting with public authorities and administration, she will be of great benefit to DTU. We very much look forward to welcoming her to DTU,” says Anders Bjarklev.

Of her expectations for the new job, Mette Wier says:

“I very much look forward to managing and developing such a well-functioning and relevant department. The department is already in an excellent position to create value for DTU and society.”

Before being appointed associate dean at the University of Copenhagen in 2014, Mette Wier worked as a professor at both the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University. From 2005 to 2013, she was director at AKF, the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research.

In parallel with her academic career, Mette Wier has served on a wide range of committees, boards, and commissions. She has chaired the Danish Prevention Commission and a member of the Commission on Nature and Agriculture, the Climate Commission, the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and the Danish Economic Councils, to name a few.

She is currently a board member of the Danish Society for Education and Business and of the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education in Norway, as well as being editor of the journal ‘Samfundsøkonomen’.