The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Bernhard Schießl studied physics at Constance University. He completed a Joint-Master degree in physics at Technical University of Munich and Denmark's Technical University in Copenhagen focusing on renewable and alternative energy sources. He gained professional experience at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the North Carolina State University and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics. As a Mercator Fellow, he will explore the efficiency of financial strategies and portfolios of climate change projects in different political landscapes.