Dirk Hans

scienceRELATIONS Dirk Hans

is a science journalist, biologist, university lecturer in science marketing and longtime head of a number of press offices.

He has comprehensive professional experience in the field of science communication as well as an extensive network in the domain of journalism and public relations. Dirk Hans contributes his experience in TV journalism (Quarks & Co), print journalism (Capital), radio, as well as fifteen years’ worth of communication expertise in both university and non-university research settings to scienceRELATIONS. Since 2013 he is a lecturer in science marketing at University of Oldenburg.


  • Executive Partner, scienceRELATIONS GbR
  • Lecturer in Science Marketing, University of Oldenburg
  • Press officer of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ)


  • Communications, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
  • Acting Head of Communications, German Graduate School of Management and Law, Heilbronn
  • Head of PR, 20th International Congress of Genetics, Berlin


  • Head of Communications, University Spokesman, Member of the Board, Witten/Herdecke University
  • Lecturer, Witten/Herdecke University


  • Head of Communications, German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) GmbH within the Leibniz Association, Braunschweig
  • Staff freelancer, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Department of Press and PR, Braunschweig
  • Speaker, Workgroup of Press Spokespersons of the Research Region Braunschweig e.V. (twenty-four research sites)
  • Member, ‘City of Science 2007’ steering committee and project editorial team
  • Initiator and Host, ‘Speaker’s Corner’ continuing education series for Press Spokespersons of the Research Region Braunschweig e.V.
  • Producer, ‘A day in the animal house’ documentary film for the ‘Animal testing in research’ discussion project with funding provided by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
  • Regular Moderator, ‘Nanometer’ science program, Radio Okerwelle, Braunschweig


  • Project management and application development, ‘City of Science 2005’ (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) for the City of Braunschweig and Research Region Braunschweig
  • Producer, ‘Towards the North Pole’ documentary film
  • Leader, video camera seminar for scientists of the German Research Station Neumayer, Antarctica


  • PR work for the AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Sea Research), Bremerhaven
  • Programmer and Producer of the feature story of the ten-week North Pole expedition on board icebreaker USCGC Polarstern for television stations WDR, ZDF, SWR, 3Sat, DeutscheWelle-TV, Kabel1, Pro7, and France 3


  • Regular Contributor, productions and programming concepts for different programs created by the WDR’s ‘Quarks & Co’ science editorial team
  • PR work for the AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Sea Research), Bremerhaven
  • Developer of finance magazine Capital’s bimonthly medical pages


  • Successful completion of university studies in science journalism at the Free University of Berlin


  • Successful completion of university studies in biology at Oldenburg and Kiel Universities