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Use Worldwide Contacts

Are you searching for a contact person, who helps you during your stay abroad?

If you are planning to study/ do research at the University of Cologne, we can establish contacts to alumni, students or scholars in the respective country.

Our contact persons help and support students and scholars during their stay in Cologne or in their home country. If you are interested, please write a mail to!

The people listed below agreed to be contact persons for the University of Cologne:


Vivian Costa Marques

An der Universität zu Köln zu studieren war eine der schönsten Erfahrungen meines Lebens, ich kann es nur empfehlen. Im Auslandsstudium habe ich so viel gelernt, dass ich nun anderen Studenten helfen möchte, auch eine solche Gelegenheit ergreifen zu können. Als Brasilianerin war ich überrascht, wie viele Studenten sich für die portugiesische Sprache interessieren. Das hat mir gezeigt, dass offenbar ein reges Interesse an Brasilien besteht. Deshalb möchte ich euch hier meinen Kontakt als Botschafterin geben wenn ihr Fragen habt, wenn ihr irgendeine Hilfe benötigt und besonders, wenn ihr sich wünscht, ein Auslandssemester in Brasilien zu absolvieren. Ihr könnt sich gerne bei mir melden. Es wäre mir eine Freude, euch behilflich sein zu können. Vielen Dank.

Vivian Costa Marques, Vivian Costa Marques, aus Belo Horizonte Stadt, hat ein Jahr Jura an der UzK studiert.


Niels Kjaer

I’m glad to be the KölnAlumni ambassador for Denmark/Copenhagen since I’d like to support as many students of the University of Cologne (UoC) as possible in their decision to complete an Erasmus semester abroad in the North. My semester in Cologne has without a doubt been the term in which I learned the most for me personally, socially as well as culturally and linguistically. Every student should receive and take the chance to experience Erasmus. 

Niels Kjaer, former Erasmus student (Law) at the UoC


Niels Kjaer

I am a lawyer and I graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore which is a partner university with the UoC. I was fortunate to be a participant in the Cologne Summer School on Environmental Studies : Sustainable Cities in 2015 and later return for a short two month stay as a guest researcher in environmental law. The UoC has provided me with immense opportunity to learn and make friends with a diverse set of scholars and I am proud of being an alumni ambassador for India. As someone raised and educated in India, I would be delighted to extend all possible help and support to the students at the UoC should they want to consider study, travel or employment opportunities in India. 

Mrinalini Shinde, Cologne Summer School participant and guest researcher at UoC in 2015


Ira Rogić

My name is Ira, I am a student of German Philology, and just had the time of my life during my Erasmus semester at the UoC. If you are interested to spend a semester abroad in Croatia I would be more than happy to lend you my support and give you some helpful tips and info as a born and bred girl from Zagreb. 

Ira Rogić, Erasmus alumna of the UoC


Hamid Boukheraz

Since I have many contacts to alumni in Morocco and was able to gain lots of experience during my work as a multiplier for the German alumni platform in Morocco, I love to be a KölnAlumni ambassador and contact person for Morocco. That way I will be able to talk about the UoC in Morocco while supporting incoming students from the UoC during their stay in Morocco. 

Hamid Boukheraz, former guest student at the UoC


Prof. Dr. Yoichi Ando

Through my stay in Germany and at the UoC I was able to improve my academic skills and change my attitudes toward myself and life. Therefore, I would like to share my experiences with others, work as a KölnAlumni ambassador and advice and support students and researchers from the UoC who plan on going abroad to Morocco. 

Ali Matari, former guest student at the UoC


Laura Durdana Prado Álvarez

My semester abroad at the UoC was a huge source of enrichment for me personally. I got to know interesting colleagues and make great new friends. For that reason, I am more than happy to be the KölnAlumni ambassador for Guadalajara, México. I am looking forward to giving advice on questions regarding academics and career. 

Laura Durdana Prado Álvarez, former guest student (Guadalajara, Jalisco) at the UoC


Prof. Dr. Yoichi Ando

I always enjoy giving advice to people and helping. During my stay abroad in Germany I myself had to master steering through a number of everyday life issues on a faraway continent. Now I would like to share the knowledge I gained with others who are interested in a study abroad experience. 

Claudia Aguilera Vega, former student at the UoC


Prof. Dr. Yoichi Ando

It’s only through others that one gets to know oneself. For that reason I am the KölnAlumni ambassador for Togo and help students who are interested in spending a semester in Togo with their planning. In Togo, I share the experiences gained during my studies at UoC and the Summer School and try to encourage others to go abroad to Togo or Germany. 

Rafatou Tchagao, PhD candidate at the UoC


Seniye Gül Yıldırımkaya

I studied at the UoC from 2009-2010. It was a very memorable experience. Studying at the UoC was a great enrichment for my academic career and personal development. If you like to get some information on studying at the UoC or are interested in spending a semester at a university in Turkey, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d be more than happy to give you some advice. 

Seniye Gül Yıldırımkaya, Erasmus alumna of the UoC


Mr. David Sumares

Mrs. Katja Vladova

Mrs. Amvrosia Loukopoulou

Mrs. Dr. Ine Van linthout; Mrs.Toke van Gehuchten

Mrs. Rikke Thorup

Mrs. Silvia Paolucci

Mrs. Dr. Funda Basaran Yavaslar

Mr. Vidar Vestli

Mrs. Edina Turanszky

Great Britain
Mr. Esser

Mrs. Elodie Bellanger

Czech Republic
Mr. Jaroslav Drimal


Mr. Gratien Atindogbe


Mr. Heng Yang; Mrs. Xilan Wei; Mrs. Qin Li; Mrs. Dr. Fuqi Shi

Mr. Prof. Atsuo Kawashima; Mrs. Makiko Mizuno

Mr. Chewei Chang

Ask us for the contact details

South Korea
Mrs. Bomi Lee


Mrs. Ingrid Fuary Wagner


Mr. Esser

Mr. Prof. Philip Kitzberger

Mr. Felício De Moura Junior; Mrs. Mônica Mählmann

Mr. Dr. Alvaro Perez Ragone