An appointment as a university chair is usually reason enough for a female scientist to celebrate. Inga Heiland, on the other hand, recently took over not only the professorship of economics at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, but also the management of the Research Center for Trade Policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel). That sounds like a 20-hour day: “Yes, that’s almost how it feels to me,” says the 35-year-old. However, the university appointed her and seconded her to work at the IfW. “That means I deal with tasks that overlap with my research agenda. At the same time, I still have duties at the university, of course.”
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