Anke van Kempen studied German language and literature, history and political sciences in Munich, Prague and Frankfurt an der Oder, with a focus on rhetoric, political and strategic
communication. She has more than ten years of practical experience in science management and communication – as press officer and department head for internal and external communication and
fundraising, for example, with the board of trustees of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich and with the student council of the Max-Planck-Institute. She teaches science communication and
public relations and has her own professorship at Munich University.