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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 Media and Communication Sciences from the Leipzig University 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 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 .



Jiayun Xuan, Scientific Assistant

Jiayun Xuan is a Master student of Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Competence specialising in the conception and evaluation of intercultural qualification programmes. She completed her Bachelor degree in Communication and Media Studies at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Since January 2017, she has been a scientific assistant in the project and the co-reponsible for the conception and realisation of the language assistance classes.



Luis Meier, Scientific Assistant

Luis Meier is studying Media- and Instructional Psychology (Master). Since January 2015, he has been working for the project TU4U as a teacher in workshops and courses on academic writing and time management for students, both in English and German. His functions there also include counselling on academic writing at such academic campus events as the Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten and Schreibwoche. He also teaches a German conversation class at a language school. He has been team member of the project "Academic Integration of International Students" since March 2017, preparing and conducting the language assistance classes in technical German (together with Jiayun Xuan). Owing to several longer-term stays abroad and his continuous engagement in various intercultural activities, he is also fluent in English, Spanish and Korean.

Jeffrey Karnitz, Scientific Assistant

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

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


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