Christine Knipping has been Professor of Didactics of Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science since July 2011. She studied mathematics, physics, educational science and philosophy in Göttingen, Berlin and Hamburg. She then worked as a research assistant in Hamburg and earned her doctorate in 2002 with a double degree from the Universities of Grenoble and Hamburg. After her post doc time at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada, she was appointed junior professor at the University of Oldenburg in 2003. Since 2005 Christine Knipping has been a professor at Acadia University, Canada. Her research interests include the heterogeneity of learners, argumentation and proof processes in mathematics teaching, and international comparative perspectives on school mathematics teaching. In Bremen, together with Dr. David Reid, she is developing an international Advanced Masters in International Mathematics Education.