Alongside his practice at VALUENEER, Managing Director Dr. Thorsten Makowski promotes the academic development of procurement through teaching at several universities worldwide.


Many companies lack qualified procurement professionals. Furthermore procurement suffers under a low standing within the company. Recently this perception changed and procurement is moving into the focus. An indicator for this is e.g. the increasing number of CPOs found in large companies. As a consequence more qualified procurement professionals are needed.


In recent years Dr. Thorsten Makowski has taught (Strategic) Procurement at the following universities:

At the Mannheim Business School in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Students of the Cass Business School, London in cooperation with the Mannheim Business School in 2015, 2014

At the ESCP Europe, Berlin in 2015, 2014, 2013

At the S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapur and Dubai in 2014, 2013, 2012

At the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2014

At the Lorange Institute of Business Zürich in 2014, 2010

At the EDHEC, Lille in 2014


At the University of Economics, Prag (VSE) in 2014

At the European Business School, Wiesbaden in 2014

At the HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management in 2013

At the Nottingham University Business School in 2013

At the University of Cologne, Fakulty of Management in 2012, 2011, 2010

At the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in 2011

At the International Business School (IBS) Lippstadt in 2009