On June 23, 2010, Swetlana Knorr successfully completed her training as a certified office communication specialist with an oral examination at the Cologne Chamber of Commerce. At the MPIfG since 2007, Knorr will work for another two years as a member of the MPIfG administration. On August 1, 2010, Lina Beyer started her training as an office communication specialist. The MPIfG has been training office communications specialists since 1999 and information systems specialists since 2001. There are currently three trainees at the institute.