Mr. Joachim Stier
Mr. Joachim Stier started his professional life as a high voltage electrician in 1964 and remained in employment till 1972. From 1972 he studied biology and geography at the Universities of Cologne and Bremen. In 1978 he passed the first state examination about the running speed of carabids followed by the second state examination in 1980. Subsequently he has taught biology and geography at the Schulzentrum Rübekamp, a college of further education in Bremen. From 1987 to 1988 he went on a private field excursion through South America. After studying traditional Chinese medicine in Nanjing and Chengdu he became an alternative practitioner in 1997. He is also active as an artist and has exhibitions in the northern part of Germany. Since 2008 he is one of the teachers of the Green Chemistry profile which focuses on sustainability while combining chemistry, biology and political education.
He has established a range of international contacts for the students of the college and frequently enables them to take part in national and international competitions and conferences such as the Science Olympiad in Istanbul, Jugend forscht and the Bundesumweltpreis.
Furthermore he offers study groups on bionics and keeps a close contact with institutions of tertiary education and research.
He has initiated cooperation with different university departments, such as the department of Human Genetics, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Center of Marine Environmental Science (MARUM), Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (Oldenburg), Jacobs University in Bremen.
He has introduced international cooperation with the Hanseatic School for Life in Phang Nga (Thailand), Istanbul Lisesi (Turkey), Terna Vidyalaya in Mumbai (India).