Thorsten Auer has been working for the chair of Prof. Dr. Kirsten Thommes since November 2018. He completed his bachelor studies at the University of Hildesheim in the field of International Information Management. Afterward, he moved to Paderborn for his master's degree and completed the study program Management Information Systems. In the course of this study, he participated in the Asian Studies in Business and Economics (ASBE) program of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, which included a stay at Oita University in Japan. At the same time, he completed an additional bachelor's degree in Applied Sports Science in Paderborn.