Ilka Parchmann is a professor at Kiel University and has previously been visiting professor at Umeå University. She is passionate about developing and securing a natural sciences-oriented subject didactic research and research education of highest quality. She has initiated a project, BildungsHanse, between Nordic institutions of higher education, of which the Umeå and Kiel universities are two of the partners. Teacher students from various countries perform the same tasks and then compare these via Skype, for instance how to introduce a class to the sciences with the objective of instilling interest in pupils and show the subject's relevance.
Ilka Parchmann will be promoted as honorary doctor of philosophy at the Annual Celebration Ceremony on 20 October at 17:00 in Aula Nordica.