Mo Horstmann

Helsinki, Finland

Project Coordinator

University of Helsinki

Mo has been working as project coordinator at the University of Helsinki (unit Research Services) since 2020, supporting this beautiful group as well as two ERC projects at the Faculty of Arts until the end of 2021. She holds a Master of Arts in British, French, and Theatre Studies from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and started her professional adventures in research coordination in 2010 at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, where she has been conducting and coordinating behavioural studies for almost a decade while continuously expanding her knowledge in the field of project management in an international research environment. Other settings where she got involved as coordinator include University of Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig, University of Leipzig Medical Centre, and last but not least University of Helsinki after moving to Finland in summer 2019.

What Mo thinks is most crucial in her work at the interface between (interdisciplinary) research and (a university) administration, as well as external units: collaboration at eye level and with all levels, openness, equality, continuous learning, transparency, accessibility of knowledge – to name a few. A project or group respectively is, as we know, more than the sum of its parts.


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