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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.



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.

Haocheng Lou, Scientific Assistant
In 2015 Haocheng Lou graduated with a BA in Germanistik from the Xinda College of Economics and Humanities Shanghai International Studies University. After one year of working at a start-up company that specialized in Virtual Reality, he decided to pursue something different and expand his horizons in Germany. He realized during this time that he was very much interested in different cultures as well as communication with people from different countries. Therefore, he found his way to the MA- Intercultural Communications program at the TU-Chemnitz and was admitted in 2017. Haocheng has been working since April 2018 as a research assistant in the project “Academic Integration of International Students”.

In his free time, he likes making videos about his life in Germany and more than 10,000 subscribers enjoy his content. He wishes to keep using this medium to build a cultural bridge between China and Germany.

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“.




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

More information here.

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.

2/A230, Reichenhainer Straße 70, 09126, Chemnitz, Germany

Tel.: +49 371 531 31458

Faculty of Computer Science

Aaditya Prakash, Scientific Assistant
Aaditya is pursuing Master's in Web Engineering from TU Chemnitz. He is working as a scientific assistant in designing and developing an android application for the project "Academic Integration of International Students" since February 2018. His responsibilities are designing and developing the android application. He has developed & published an android Application "Personality Trait Test" on Google Play Store. Before that, he had completed his Bachelor's from KIIT University, India and have 2 years of experience as software Developer by Ericsson, India.


Ila Gautam, Scientific Assistant
Ila Gautam is currently doing her Master's in Web Engineering from TU Chemnitz. She is working as a scientific assistant in developing a mobile application for the project "Academic Integration of International Students" since February 2018. Her role includes making software requirements specification and Back-end development of the Matrix app. She had pursued her Bachelor in Information Technology in India. As a software developer she has an experience of 3 years by Ericsson, India.



Past team members