Sirko Hunnius is an e-government and public management scholar exploring the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the public sector. His research covers but is not restricted to topics like e-government competencies, open data, IT governance, and public mergers.

He currently works for the National E-Government Competence Center (NEGZ) and has a doctoral scholarship of ]init[. Previously he conducted his research at the Institute for eGovernment (IfG.CC) in Potsdam, Germany, the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and the University of Potsdam. Furthermore, he held a scholarship at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Sirko gathered teaching experience, i.a. at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus and the Berlin School of Economics in undergraduate as well as Master programs in German and English. He also gained practical experience working at the Austrian Federal Chancellery in Vienna and for a public sector consultancy.


Apart from his research, Sirko Hunnius is active as a hockey referee. He has officiated at three IIHF World Championships (2011, 2012, 2013), the Gold Medal Game at the IIHF World Juniors in 2010 between the US and Canada, and the European Trophy Gold Medal Game in 2014. He has officiated in about 400 games in the German top division, the DEL. Here, Sirko was assigned to the finals in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013.