Dr. habil. Katja Natalie Andersen is Associate Professor in Primary Science Education at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) at the University of Luxembourg. Her research focuses on primary science learning and teaching, inquiry-based science education, STEM competencies, and science learning in multilingual contexts.
Prior to taking up her current position at the University of Luxembourg, she was a C2 University Professor at the Justus-Liebig University of Gießen, Germany. She studied educational science, psychology, and physical education at the Justus-Liebig University of Gießen (MA, 1997, with distinction), graduated with her state examination as primary school teacher (1994, first state examination, with distinction; 1997, second state examination, with distinction), and received her doctorate in educational science and physical education from the University of Gießen (2000, Dr. phil.). She earned her habilitation, titled “Spiel und Erkenntnis in der Grundschule”, in educational science in 2014.