Petra Drewer is Full Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her teaching and research activities focus on terminology science and terminology management and on multilingual documentation development and translation. She is also active in these fields as a consultant to companies and institutions.
Professor Dr Drewer is President and Chief Executive of the German Institute for Terminology (Deutsches Institut für Terminologie DIT). She is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the German Terminology Association (Deutscher Terminologie-Tag – DTT), of the German Standards Committee on Terminology (DIN-Normenausschuss Terminologie) and of the Council for German Language Terminology (UNESCO/RaDT).
Moreover she is active in the tekom, the German professional association for technical communication and information development.
Professor Drewer holds a Diploma in Technical Translation (Spanish, French and English, electrical and mechanical engineering) and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Linguistics. Since 2003 she has been Full Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, teaching applied linguistics, professional German, terminology science, terminology management and multilingual technical documentation in the Technical Communication and Communication and Media Management degree programmes.