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Scientific Integration of International Students


The project is conceived as an interfaculty cooperation. Its academic coordination and management is conducted by the junior professor of intercultural competence Dr. Gala Rebane. In case of enquiries, please contact our project team.


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Faculty of Philosophy


Dr Gala Rebane is junior professor of intercultural competence and scientific coordinator of the ESF-sponsored project on academic integration of international students at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Her research interests include, among other, biculturalism, academic cultures in cross-cultural comparison and  digital media practices.



Anne-Coralie Bonnaire holds a PhD in Communication and Media Sciences from the University of Leipzig and the Université Paris Descartes. She has been an academic member of project staff since May 2016. Her responsibilities include scientific research pertaining to academic integration as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of the project-related activities. She had pursued her bachelor and master degrees in Cinema Studies and Intercultural Communication at universities in France, Germany, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic.



Özlem Konur, Scientific Assistant

Özlem Konur is currently a Master student of Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Competence at the Chemnitz University of Technology. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and International Management at the Hochschule Pforzheim. Since October 2016, she has been working as a scientific assistant for the project "Academic Integration of International Students". Besides, she has gained working experience in European and Asian countries and speaks English, German and Turkish.



Jane Weßeler, Scientific Assistant

Jane Weßeler is currently doing her Master in Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Competence in Chemnitz. She obtained her bachelor degree in Language, Literature and Culture Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen with specialisation in English and Spanish Studies and Political Science, and has been working as a scientific assistant in the project since October 2016. As a member of the StuRa subdivision for international students, she is also co-responsible for counselling .



Jeffrey Karnitz, Scientific Assistant

Jeff Karnitz studies Germanistik at TU Chemnitz. He has been employed since May 2017 as a research assistant in the project “Academic Integration of International Students”. Before he began his new adventure in Germany, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA in German Studies and History. Due to his subsequent work at the University of Minnesota he has professional experience in many different aspects of the academic realm, such as accreditation and statistics, educational technology, admissions, matriculation, registrar, educational research, and international exchange programs.

Hannah Stupp, Student Assistant

Hannah Stupp is currently studying intercultural communication at TU Chemnitz. In 2015/2016, she worked one year as a volunteer teacher in Kiribati. Since February 2017, she has been working as a student assistant in the project „academic integration of international students“.




Mira Sophie Brünner, Student Assistant

Mira Brünner studies intercultural Communication at the Chemnitz University of Technology since October 2016. During her highschool studies, she spent one year in Australia, where she finished the so called A.C.T. High School Diploma. She is a Student Assistant to the project since February 2017.




Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ashutosh Loyalka, M. Sc.

Since January 2016, Ashutosch Loyalka is an academic member of the project "Academic Integration of international students and a PhD candidates at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. His scientific research focuses on the simulation of pressure sensor structures by ANSYS and Synopsys TCAD. He is, among other, the international students' advisor in the Master programme "Micro- and Nano Systems" and is responsible for the project activities at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. From October 2011 untill February 2015 he studied his Master in Micro- and Nano-Systems at the Chemnitz University of Technology and from June 2006 untill May 2010 his Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Pune, India. Languages: German, English, Hindi

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Liang Chen, M. Sc.

Liang Chen is a scientific assistant to the project since october 2016 and a PhD student at the Chair of Assembly and Handling Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology since 2013. He studied Mechatronics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England in 2011/2012 and achieved his Master degree with distinction. Liang Chen also completed an internship at the Energy Source Equipments Department of SIASUN Robot & Automation Co. LTD in China from December 2010 untill June 2011. Before that, he studied his Bachelor studies in Mechanical engineering and automation at the Dalian Jiaotong University, China from 2006 untill 2010. Languages: German, English, Mandarin.

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Faculty of Computer Science