Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg
Coordinator for International Relations
–> International Agreements
01/2015 – 05/2016
–> Business Consulting during acquisition phase
–> Conception of a regional delivery service
–> Planning of renovation, new lighting concept and IT-structures
05/2014 – 10/2014
International Project Manager
–> Project management
–> Development and enhancement of the IT platform for international programmes with functionalities such as application handling, database systems, evaluation tools.
–> Integration with existing systems
–> Training of staff in the working functionalities
–> Production of training videos for students
03/2013 – 02/2014
IT University of Copenhagen
International Development Manager
→ Analysis and strategic extension of the partner portfolio.
→ Representation abroad at visits and conferences.
→ Structural development of exchange procedures.
02/2007 – 11/2011
Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences (former Aarhus School of Business)
→ Responsible for outbound mobility programmes including promotion, planning and operation of study abroad, including applications for external funding. Development of an extensive study abroad database as an information, application and evaluation tool for the International Office.
→ Analysis, management and strategic development of the partner portfolio (including Erasmus/Socrates, Norek and bilateral agreements worldwide) towards a diversified list of partner universities of high reputation that matches outbound mobility trends.
→ Responsible for three student assistants manning the exchange frontdesk. Delegation of many day to day activities, as well as information meetings, study abroad fairs etc.
→ Constant adaption of programmes and processes during a three year merger between Aarhus School of Business and Aarhus University.
→ Representation abroad at EAIE & NAFSA conferences, partner visits and other events. Event organisation, for example conference receptions at NAFSA 2009, 2010 and 2011; the Aarhus Partner Day, a 1½ day event held in combination with the EAIE conference 2011; various other events.
→ Marketing & Recruitment activities in China, Eastern Europe and Germany. Analysis and cooperation with the M&R team in key markets. Setting up of the alumni chapter Hong Kong in cooperation with M&R and Alumni Relations.
→ Country coordinator for Denmark in the Norek Network. Development and maintanance of the NOREK website. Organisation of the NOREK conference in Denmark 2009.
→ Appointment process and job interviews of new colleagues and assistants.
Singapore Management University / National University Singapore
Staff Exchange Programme
→ 3 week staff exchange programme at two universities
→ Identification of possibilities for improvement in student mobility services within different institutional structures.
01/2004 – 02/2007
CEO & Founder, Start-up Business
→ Representation of Australian universities on the German recruitment market
→ International student services: visa and scholarship guidance, accommodation, course selection, enrolment and itinerary.
04/2004 – 07/2004
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Internee Sales Management
→ Sales management for the trade fair ‘Euroshop 2005′.
11/2003 – 02/2004
Messe Bremen, Hanseatische Veranstaltungs GmbH
Internee Project Management
→ Project management and technical customer support management for several trade fairs.
Presentations / Publications
AMPEI Conferencia Anual, Chetumal, Mexico
Presentation: The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Latin America: A Barrier Analysis
Global Educacion Vol 12
Torge Fischer, Sören Koeppe: Internationalisation barriers and Internationalisaion at Home at Latin American Higher Education Institutions
Aarhus International Partner Day
Presentation: International Partner Portfolio Management
Annual EAIE Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
Session Speaker&Chair: Staff exchange: mobility programmes for international relations administrators
Courses / Workshops
EAIE Training Seminar, Maastricht
Advising International Students
NAFSA Workshop, Minneapolis
Education Abroad Advising
NAFSA Workshop, Los Angeles
Marketing for the International Educator
Aix-Marseille Universities Staff Training Week
EAIE Workshop, Copenhagen
Strategic Partner Portfolio Management
09/2004 – 03/2007
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
MSc ‘International Business Administration and Modern Languages’
Specialisation: Intercultural Management
Master Thesis: The International Dimension of Higher Education in Latin America from an Institutional Perspective
09/2000 – 09/2003
University of Flensburg, Germany
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Specialisations: Media management, Marketing
German: mother tongue
Word, Database, Spreadsheet, Powerpoint: very good
Offshore Sailing (Five time German national champion, 4th place European championships), Skiing, Travelling, Photography