International Centre  


In detail: contact persons at the International Centre

Meet the staff at the Akademisches Auslandsamt/ AAA (International Centre). You will find specific descriptions as well as contact details and office hours. 

Management


Dr. Svend Poller | Director

Dr. Svend Poller | Director

Goethestraße 6

04109 Leipzig

Phone:
+49 341 97 32020
Fax:
+49 341 97 32049

    Internationalisation

    • Responsibility for fundamental and cross-departmental assignments in the internationalisation process of the Universität Leipzig
    • Rector’s commissioner for bilateral university agreements, international university marketing, international students and alumni
    • ERASMUS and ECTS co-ordinator for the Universität Leipzig
    • Care of the Rector’s international guests
    • Representative of the university at international conferences and as a member of international organisations dealing with international university development
    • Project acquisition
    • President of the “Utrecht Network” (2010-2012)

    Internal organisation

    • Responsible for personnel decisions
    • Resources planning
    • Responsible for handling complaints
    • Treasurer of the Akademisches Begegnungszentrum e. V. (ABZ) (Academic Meeting Centre) which manages the university guest house

    Personal details
    born in Plauen/Vogtland in 1960 | Doctorate in English Linguistics in 1989 | Director of the International Centre since 1992

    Office hours: by appointment


    Christiane Gräfenhain

    Christiane Gräfenhain

    Goethestraße 6

    Room 429

    04109 Leipzig

    Phone:
    +49 341 97 32025
    Fax:
    +49 341 97 32049

      Fundamental issues

      Public relations work

      • Preparation of information on the Universität Leipzig for international university applicants and institutions and for German university members planning a period abroad
      • Support for delegations from abroad visiting the Rector
      • Preparation of statistics and reports for the Universität Leipzig
      • Handling of questions from the press, associations and other institutions

      Bilateral university and faculty agreements

      Binational Doctoral Degrees (co-tutelle)

      Personal details
      born in Leipzig in 1957 | degree in Translation and Interpretation of Russian and Czech | at the AAA since 1992

      Office hours: by appointment


      Anne Vorpagel

      Anne Vorpagel

      Goethestraße 6

      Room 426

      04109 Leipzig

      Phone:
      +49 341 97 32031
      Fax:
      +49 341 97 32049

        Internationalisation of study programmes

        • Representative of the ERASMUS institutional co-ordinator
        • Advice and support for university teachers for development of international degree programmes, particularly relating to mobility and recognition issues
        • Support with applications for funds for these international degree programmes, e.g. from the EU or DAAD
        • Administration of the ERASMUS agreements in the EU programme"“Lifelong Learning"
        • Project-related evaluation and public relations work

         (30 hours per week)

        Pesonal details
        born in Magdeburg in 1972 | MA in American Studies/Psychology/German as a Foreign Language | at the AAA since 1999

        Office hours: by appointment


        Carolin Werner

        Carolin Werner

        Goethestraße 6

        Room 422

        04109 Leipzig

        Phone:
        +49 341 97 32020
        Fax:
        +49 341 97 32049

          Office

          • Handling of general enquiries to the AAA
          • Support for the Director with organisation and performance of visit programmes for international guests of the Rectorate
          • Internal organisation of the AAA

          Personal details
          born in  Osnabrück in 1965 | Business Language Assistant | at AAA since 2000

          Exchange programmes


          Ines Remer

          Ines Remer

          Goethestraße 6

          Room 403

          04109 Leipzig

          Phone:
          +49 341 97 32022
          Fax:
          +49 341 97 32049

            ERASMUS ("Lifelong Learning Programme“/LLP)

            • Management of the LLP/ ERASMUS university agreement
            • Advice on ERASMUS teaching staff mobility
            • Contact for ERASMUS students of the Universität Leipzig during their semester abroad
            • Financial management and reporting to funders

            Other programmes

            • Advice on special European Union programmes not relating to research funding (e.g. Jean-Monnet programme)
            • Management of, support of and advice for DAAD programmes: "Project-Related Personal Exchange" (PPP), "Promotion of International Teaching Staff", "International Study and Training Partnerships" (ISAP) and the "Programme for Extensive Co-operation between Brazilian and German Universities" (UNIBRAL)
            • Financial management and reporting to funders

            Personal details
            born in Leipzig in 1961 | degree in Economics | at the AAA since 1989

            Ines Remer's office hours

            during the semester

            during the semester break

            Tuesday

            9 to 11 am
            1 to 5 pm

            1 to 5 pm

            Thursday

            1 to 3 pm

            -

            Frida

            9 to 11 am

            9 to 12 am 


            Christiane Schmidt

            Christiane Schmidt

            Goethestraße 6

            Room 403

            04109 Leipzig

            Phone:
            +49 341 97 32023
            Fax:
            +49 341 97 32049

              ERASMUS ("Livelong Learning Programme" / LLP)

              • Individual advice on the exchange programme for students of the Universität Leipzig
              • Arrangement of ERASMUS exchange places in the Utrecht Network
              • Contact for ERASMUS students from international partner universities (application, enrolment, organisation of courses, social support work)
              • Advice and handling of ECTS documents for outgoing ERASMUS students

              Other Programmes

              • Support for applicants within the TEMPUS programme

              Placements

              • Arrangement of placements under the IAESTE programme
              • Support to IAESTE-trainees at Leipzig University

              Personal details
              born in Leipzig in 1952 | degree in Translation and Interpretation of Russian and French | at the AAA since 1992

              Christiane Schmidt's office hours

              during the semester

              during the semester break

              Tuesday

              9 to 11 am
              1 to 5 pm

              1 to 5 pm

              Thursday

              1 to 3 pm

              -

              Friday

              9 to 11 am

              9 to 12 am


              Christiane Pschierer

              Christiane Pschierer

              Goethestraße 6

              Room 433

              04109 Leipzig

              Phone:
              +49 341 97 32067
              Fax:
              +49 341 97 32049

                ERASMUS Placement Programme

                • Advice and support for students relating to placement opportunities under the EU programme "Lifelong Learning"/ ERASMUS placement
                • Co-ordination and financial management of the ERASMUS placement programme
                • Public relations work for the ERASMUS programme at Leipzig University
                • Contact for educational fairs at ERASMUS partner universities

                (30 hours per week - third party funded)

                Personal details
                born in Freiberg/ Sachsen in 1982 | MA Japanology/ British Studies | at the AAA since 2009

                Christiane Pschierer's office hours

                during the semester

                during the semester break

                Tuesday

                9 to 11 am
                1 to 5 pm

                1 to 5 pm

                Thursday

                1 to 3 pm

                -

                Friday

                9 to 11 am

                9 to 12 am


                Annegret Cornehl de Paredes

                Annegret Cornehl de Paredes

                Goethestraße 6

                Room 425

                04109 Leipzig

                Phone:
                +49 341 97 32069
                Fax:
                +49 341 97 32049

                  ERASMUS bilateral agreements

                  • administrative support for the management of bilateral ERASMUS-agreements  
                  • contact person for ERASMUS departmental co-ordinators as well as ERASMUS partner institutions

                  Web editor

                  • co-ordination, editing and publication of contents on the web pages of the International Centre

                  Public relations work

                  • editing of informational material

                  (20 hours per week - third party funded)

                  Personal details
                  born in Osterburg in 1983 | MA British Studies/ Hispanistics/ Journalism | at the AAA since 2006


                  Friederike Fuchs

                  Friederike Fuchs

                  Goethestraße 6

                  Room 433

                  04109 Leipzig

                  Phone:
                  +49 341 97 32067
                  Fax:
                  +49 341 97 32049

                    PROMOS 

                    • Coordination and financial management of the PROMOS programme
                    • Advice and support for PROMOS-applicants and PROMOS-scholarship holders

                    (35 hours per week - third party funded)

                    Personal details
                    born in Leipzig in 1983 | MA Sport Science/ German as a Foreign Language | at the AAA since 2005

                    Office hours: by appointment


                    Jane Moros

                    Jane Moros

                    Goethestraße 6

                    Room 434

                    04109 Leipzig

                    Phone:
                    +49 341 97 32032
                    Fax:
                    +49 341 97 32049

                      Advice on study abroad

                      • Initial advice on opportunities to study abroad, exchange programmes, scholarships and placements and on funding facilities
                      • Organisation of information events on study abroad, either on a general basis or relating to particular subjects

                      Student exchange under bilateral university agreements

                      • Co-ordination of the study periods at the Universität Leipzig of international exchange students under bilateral university agreements
                      • Handling of special programmes for the awarding of scholarships under "Go East", "Fulbright" and "STIBET" (contact scholarships and course completion grants)
                      • Handling of the SMWK Agricola Scholarship Programme for students from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
                      • Reporting to funders

                      Academic exchanges under bilateral university agreements

                      • Management and support of the special DAAD programme "Partnerships with Universities in Developing Countries"

                      Personal details
                      born in Neubrandenburg in 1966 | degree in Arabic Studies/Economics | at the AAA since 1996

                      Jane Moros' office hours

                      office hours

                      Tuesday

                      9 to 11 am
                      for nominated students on exchange programmes

                      1 to 5 pm
                      with assignment of appointments


                      Anne-Grit Teufel

                      Anne-Grit Teufel

                      Ritterstraße 12

                      Room 409

                      04109 Leipzig

                      Phone:
                      +49 341 97 32035
                      Fax:
                      +49 341 97 32049

                        Academic exchange under bilateral university agreements

                        • Support for university teachers responsible for organisation of academic exchanges
                        • Management and support for special DAAD programmes (e.g. "Eastern Partnerships", "Leonhard-Euler Scholarship Programme")
                        • Support (both financial and organisational) for projects with bilateral partner institutions abroad
                        • Responsibility for reporting to funders

                        Special PANDA programme

                        • Financial management of the special PANDA programme

                        (20 hours per week, of which 10 are financed by third-party funding)

                        Personal details
                        born in Berlin in 1965 | degree in Economics | at the AAA since 2002

                        Office hours: by appointment

                        International students


                        Betina Sedlaczek

                        Betina Sedlaczek

                        Goethestraße 6

                        Room 402

                        04109 Leipzig

                        Phone: available on the phone (cf. below)
                        Fax: +49 341 97 32049

                        E-Mail

                         

                          International degree students

                          • Advice on recognition of international school-leaving certificates and university degrees
                          • Advice on matters relating to university admission
                          • Advice, enrolment and support for PhD candidates
                          • Advice on general matters relating to study programmes for international students
                          • Processing of university applications including post-graduate programmes
                          • Co-operation with the "Referat ausländischer Studierender" (RAS) and the Commissioner for Foreign Students and Researchers

                          STIBET

                          • Advertising and awarding of scholarships for the professional and social support of international students within the scholarship and support programme (STIBET)

                          Personal details
                          born in Leipzig in 1984 | MA in German as a Foreign Language/ British Studies | at the AAA since 2013

                          Betina Sedlaczek is available on the phone (+49 341 97 32080)

                          This is a service directed to prospective students from abroad for queries concerning admission and application to Leipzig University.

                          Monday

                          9 to 10 am

                          3 to 4 am

                          Thursday

                          9 to 10 am

                          3 to 4 am

                          Betina Sedlaczeck's office hours (telephone calls cannot be handled at these times)

                          during the semester

                          during the semester break

                          Tuesday

                          1 to 5 pm

                          1 to 5 pm

                          Thursday

                          1 to 3 pm

                          Friday

                          9 to 11 am

                          9 to 12 am


                          Martina Otto

                          Martina Otto

                          Goethestraße 6

                          Room 430

                          04109 Leipzig

                          Phone:
                          +49 341 97 32029
                          Fax:
                          +49 341 97 32049

                            International degree students

                            • Advice on study programmes for international degree students
                            • Enrolment of international degree students
                            • Support for international degree students (assistance with everyday problems, issue of certificates for the Aliens Department)
                            • Co-ordination of events for academic and social integration of students (Welcoming Week, organisation of excursions or cultural events)
                            • Handling of applications for leave semesters
                            • Support for DAAD short-term scholarship holders and other scholarship holders
                            • Financial management and support funds

                            STIBET

                            • Management of scholarships for the subject-related and social support of international students within the scholarship and support programme (STIBET)

                            Personal details
                            born in Leipzig in 1959 | Finance Clerk | at the AAA since 1987

                            Martina Otto's office hours (telephone calls cannot be handled at these times)

                            during the semester

                            during the semester break

                            Tuesday

                            9 to 11 am
                            1 to 5 pm

                            1 to 5 pm

                            Thursday

                            1 to 3 pm

                            -

                            Friday

                            9 to 11 am

                            9 to 12 am


                            Ines Schwarze

                            Ines Schwarze

                            Goethestraße 6

                            Room 432

                            04109 Leipzig

                            Phone:
                            available on the phone cf. below
                            Fax:
                            +49 341 97 32049

                              International degree students

                              • Advice on possible study programmes and requirements for undergraduate study programmes as well as admission to the Studienkolleg Sachsen (Saxony Preparatory Courses)
                              • Consultation regarding the recognition of foreign school leaving certificates and study credentials
                              • Revision of applications of admission to study programmes at undergraudate level and to the Studienkolleg Sachsen
                              • Administration of students studying at the Studienkolleg Sachsen
                              • Dispatch of information to prospective students and processing of admissions to the university
                              • Contact for the Studienkolleg Sachsen and the Arbeits- und Servicestelle für Internationale Studienbewerbungen/ uni-assist e.V. (Application Services for International Students)

                              Ciências sem Fronteiras

                              • coordination and administrative management of the Brasilian scholarship programme Ciências sem Fronteiras
                              • reporting to fund provider

                              Personal details
                              born in Halle/ Saale in 1974 | MA Modern German Literature/Linguistics/Journalism | at the International Centre since 2012

                              Ines Schwarze is available on the phone (+49 341 97 32079)

                              This is a service directed to prospective students from abroad for queries concerning admission and application to Leipzig University.

                              Monday

                              9 to 10 am

                              3 to 4 am

                              Thursday

                              9 to 10 am

                              3 to 4 am

                              Ines Schwarze's office hours (telephone calls cannot be handled during these hours)

                              during the semester

                              during the semester break

                              Tuesday

                              1 to 5 pm

                              1 to 5 pm

                              Thursday

                              1 to 3 pm

                              -

                              Friday

                              9 to 11 am

                              9 to 12 am

                              Projects


                              Dr. Annemone Fabricius

                              Dr. Annemone Fabricius

                              Phone:
                              +49 341 97 32039
                              Fax:
                              +49 341 97 32019

                                Welcome Centre

                                • Supporting organiser for the hosting of international guest scholars (stays for more than 3 months)
                                • Social integration and networking for international staff at Leipzig University with Leipzig colleagues
                                • Cooperation with non-university research establishments, with the university hospitals, and with the Max Planck Institutes in hosting guests
                                • Management of the Akademische Begegnungszentrum Leizig e.V. (ABZ e.V.)
                                • Implementing and operation of a Leipzig University Welcome Centre
                                • Project management (EURAXESS, IBZ-Deutschland)


                                Personal details
                                born in 1971 in Cottbus | MA German Studies/ English Studies/ American Studies 1999| PhD in Comparative Education|with the ABZ e.V. since 1997, with the AAA since 2012

                                Dr. Annemone Fabricius' office hours

                                office hours

                                Tuesday

                                1 to 3 pm

                                Thursday

                                1 to 3 pm
                                (at the Internationale Begegnungszentrum/ IBZ)

                                in addition

                                by appointment


                                Felicitas Hanke

                                Felicitas Hanke

                                Goethestraße 6

                                Room 424

                                04109 Leipzig

                                Phone:
                                +49 341 97 32038

                                  International Study and Degree Programmes

                                  • Documentation and administration of international study and degree programmes
                                  • Advice and support for teaching staff for the development of international study and degree programmes
                                  • Support with applications for funds for these international study and degree programmes, e.g. from the EU or the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

                                  Projects

                                  • Administration of the Erasmus Mundus-programme EUROSA (Europe & South Africa Partnership for Human Development)
                                  • Administration of the Erasmus Mundus-programme WEBB (Whole Europe Beyond Borders)

                                  (20 hours a week – third party funding as part of the project "StiL - Study in Leipzig")

                                  Personal details
                                  born in Leipzig in 1988 | M.A. in British Studies | at AAA since 2012

                                  Office hours: by appointment


                                  Tabea Mager

                                  Tabea Mager

                                  Goethestraße 6

                                  Room 424

                                  04109 Leipzig

                                  Phone:
                                  +49 341 97 32053
                                  Fax:
                                  +49 341 97 32049

                                    International Study Programmes

                                    • Central administration of integrated study programmes with foreign partners in higher education that lead to a joint or double degree
                                    • Consultation and support of scholars in the development of these study programmes on the Bachelor or Master levels and application for third party funding for these study programmes, e.g. from the EU or the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
                                    • Targeted public relations work for international study programmes

                                    Projects

                                    • EU JOI.CON programme (Joint Programme Management - Conferences and Training)
                                    • EU JOIMAN programme (Joint Degree Management and Administration Network: Tackling Current Issues and Facing Future Challenges)

                                    (20h per week – third party funded as a part of the project "STiL – Study in Leipzig")

                                    Personal details
                                    born in Dresden in 1983 | MA Cultural Studies/Journalism/English Studies | at the International Centre since 2009

                                    Office hours: by appointment


                                    Isabelle Maringer

                                    Isabelle Maringer

                                    Goethestraße 6

                                    Room 426

                                    Phone:
                                    +49 341 97 32030

                                      Promotion of Mobility

                                      • Development of subject based concepts with the aim to assure recognition of study results achieved abroad
                                      • Advice and support for teaching staff, members of examination offices and student unions/councils  on recognition
                                      • Establishment  and coordination of international study and teaching partnerships in existing degree programmes, including preparation of cooperation agreements
                                      • Advice and assistance for teaching staff on the establishment  of mobility programmes on institutional level

                                      (40h per week – third party funded as a part of the project "STiL – Study in Leipzig")

                                      Personal details
                                      Born in Heidelberg in 1977 | MA in German Studies/ History/ History of Art | at AAA since 2012

                                      Office hours: by appointment


                                      Ulrike Renker

                                      Ulrike Renker

                                      Goethestraße 6

                                      Room 431

                                      Phone:
                                      +49 341 97 32024
                                      Fax:
                                      +49 341 97 32049

                                        Leipzig Alumni International (LAI)

                                        (20 hours per week)

                                        Personal details
                                        born in Leipzig in 1971 | MA in English Studies/History | at the AAA since 1999

                                        Office hours: by appointment


                                        Antje Schöne

                                        Antje Schöne

                                        Ritterstraße 12

                                        Raum 409

                                        Phone:
                                        +49 341 97 32036
                                        Fax:
                                        +49 341 97 32049

                                          Special programme PANDA

                                          • Coordinator for the special programme PANDA (preparatory programme for Chinese applicants to Leipzig University, Weimar Bauhaus University, and TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
                                          • Cooperation with the Studienkolleg Sachsen (Saxony Preparatory Courses) and interDaF e.V. at the Herder Institute of Leipzig University for the linguistic and academic study preparation of programme participants
                                          • Public relations for the special programme PANDA in Germany and China as well as maintenance of the programme's website
                                          • Organisation of activities to aid with programme participants' integration


                                          Projects

                                          (20h per week - third party funded)

                                          Personal details
                                          b. 1977 in Dresden | MA Sociology/ Psychology/ Educational Science (TU Dresden) | additional studies in East Asian Studies/ China (TU Dresden) | certified Intercultural Trainer (Jena University)| at the International Centre since 2012

                                          Office hours: by appointment


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                                          International Centre
                                          Goethestraße 6
                                          04109 Leipzig

                                          Phone: +49 341 97-32020
                                          Fax: +49 341 97-32049
                                          E-Mail

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