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Susanne Preuschoff, PhD

Head of International Affairs. With her senior experience in higher education management, internationalization, intercultural communication and regional expertise, Dr. Preuschoff serves as a key advisor for the Global Responsibility activities at the Universtiy of Cologne. She is the Director of the ProGRANT project.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-4089
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Sarah-Marleen Dannenberg, M.Phil.

Head of Unit Capacity Building and Head of the ProGRANT project at the International Office. This includes the overall management of third party-funded projects in the field of capacity building, strategic coordination, event organization, and scholar support. Her regional focus is India and South-East Asia. Ms. Dannenberg obtained her Master’s degree in Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-7494
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Thilo Zimmermann, PhD

SDG-Manager responsible for projects to support the achievemnt of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Thilo studied economics at the University of Cologne and holds a PhD in International Political Economy from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy. He went to Harvard University and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris for research stays. Before, he worked at the German Embassy in Rome, Italy, where he coordinated several projects.

+49 (0) 221-470-7437
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Jens Funk, Dipl. & M.A.

ProGRANT Project Manager, Digital Coordinator, and contact for the project administration including project logistics and scholar support. Additionally, he is responsible for digitalization issues and blended learning projects at the International Office. Mr. Funk obtained his Diploma’s degree in Regional Sciences of Latin-America from the University of Cologne and his Master’s degree in International Relations and Development Policy from the University Duisburg-Essen.

+49 (0) 221-470-8392
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Pawel Gawronski, B.A.

Pawel Gawronski is the project's administrative and organizational assistant within the Capacity Building Unit. He is also responsible for China Summer Schools, Chinese Council Scholarship, and general support for China activities.

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Karim Zafer, M.A.

International Project Manager for third-party funded projects, coordinator for academic cooperation projects with our partner universities in the MENA-Region and Head of the University of Cologne Regional Office in Cairo. He is also a lecturer, research associate and PhD candidate at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne. In 2013, he obtained a Master of Arts degree “Culture & Environment in Africa” from the University of Cologne. Karim speaks fluently Arabic, German, English and French.

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Raul Zorger, B.Sc.

Project Assistant in the area of financial administration within the Capacity Building Unit. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

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Matthea Keser, B.A.

Matthea is assistant within the Capacity Building Unit, supporting the team in financial and administrative matters. She is also a research associate at the Department of Roman Languages at the University of Cologne, where she holds seminars in the basic studies. She is currently finishing her Master in Roman Languages and speaks fluently German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Edward Ofori-Annor, B.A.

Edward is a Research Assistant at the International Office. He supports the Head of the International Office with research activities in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and other administrative activities. He is also part of the Capacity Building Team supporting with issues regarding Global Responsibility, Academic Cooperation in  Asia, Africa, Latin America and the MENA region. He holds a BA in English and History from the University of Ghana and is currently studying a Master interdisciplinary programme at the University of Cologne. Edward speaks English and German.

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Oumayma Zeino-Mahmalat

Oumayma is the assistant within the projects in the MENA-Region, helping in organizational and financial matters. She is currently doing her Bachelor in Economics at the University of Cologne. Oumayma speaks fluently Arabic, French, English and German.

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Till von Pock, B.A.

Till is part of the Design Team and is mainly responsible for design-related tasks in the ProGRANT project. He holds a teaching degree in French and Mathematics from the University of Cologne and is now studying Integrated Design at the Köln International School of Design (KISD).

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Melina Hansen, B.Sc.

Melina is part of the Design Team and is responsible for design and usability-related tasks in different projects. She holds a degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences Venlo and is now studying Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen.

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Elena Pla, B.A.

Elena is part of the Design Team and is responsible for design related tasks in different projects. She holds a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from BAU (Barcelona), and is now pursuing a Master degree in Strategy and Creativity in Advertisement at UOC (Barcelona).

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Qiu Lan
Head of the University of Cologne Regional Office in Beijing
Project Office of German Universities in China

Ro.827 Library Building, China University of Political Science and Law
No.25 Xitucheng Road, Haidian District
Beijing 100088, China
Tel.: +86-10-58902841, +86 13811918610
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Dr. Amisha Jain
Head of the University of Cologne Branch Office in New Delhi

Dr. Amisha Jain is a lawyer by profession and holds a Doctorate of Law in the study of the rights of Indigenous people of India. Amisha visits Cologne every year in June to participate in the Cologne-India Week, jointly organized by the University of Cologne and the City of Cologne. During her visits, she meets UoC professors who are keen to establish liaisons with Indian institutes of higher education. Her role is to prepare the annual strategy of Indian academic activities and to inform about the latest research landscape and education policies in India. She is responsible for fostering Indo-German research collaborations and looks after already existing exchange programs with Indian institutes of higher education. Since January 2021, Amisha is also responsible for fostering academic cooperation in the South Asian region, namely in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Add.: German House, Building Number 21
Jor Bagh, New Delhi- 110003, INDIA
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