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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

Since Oct. 2014: studies at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Intercultural Communication/ Intercultural Competence)
March 2010 – July 2014: studies at the Hochschule Pforzheim Engineering and International Management
September 2007 – January 2010: Apprenticeship at the Hochschule Esslingen

Work and study stays in European and Asian countries. Fluent in German, Turkish and English.



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 language trainings.



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 language trainings 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.

Mira Sophie Brünner, Hannah Stupp, Student Assistants

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ashutosh Loyalka, M. Sc.

Since January 2016: Academic member of project staff

Oct. 2011 – Feb. 2015: Master studies in Micro- and Nano-Systems (Chemnitz University of Technology)

Jun. 2006 – May 2010: Bachelor studies in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (University of Pune)

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.

Languages: German, English, Hindi

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Liang Chen, M. Sc.

Since October 2016: scientific assistant

2013: PhD student at the Chair of Assembly and Handling Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology

2011 – 2012: Master studies in Mechatronics (degree with distinction) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England

12.2010 – 06.2011: Internship at the Energy Source Equipments Department of SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., LTD, China

2006 – 2010: Bachelor studies in Mechanical engineering and automation at the Dalian Jiaotong University, China

Languages: German, English, Mandarin.

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

Tel.: +49 371 531 31458


Faculty of Computer Science

Stefan Naumann, Scientific Assistant
Since October 2015, Stefan Naumann has been pursuing his Master degree in Computer Science (Informatics) at the Chemnitz University of Technology, where he had also obtained his Bachelor degree. From the beginning of his study time, he has been active in different student initiatives (Fachschaftsrat Informatik, StuRa) and is an elected student representative at the Faculty Board (Fakultätsrat Informatik), Examination Board (Prüfungsausschuss) and in several further commissions. Beside that, he has also working experience as a tutor at several chairs of the Computer Science faculty. His responsibilities in the project team mainly involve technical support including programming as well as development of technical concepts for the Blended Learning and Distant Teaching.
Languages: German, Englisch, Italian (A1)

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