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Susanne Preuschoff, PhD

Head of Department “International Students *Global Responsibility* Academic Cooperation with Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East”. With her senior experience in higher education management, internationalization, intercultural communication and regional expertise, Dr. Preuschoff serves as a key advisor for ProGRANT. She is the Director of the ProGRANT project.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-4089

Sarah-Marleen Dannenberg, M.Phil.

Team Lead of the Capacity Building Unit 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

Thilo Zimmermann, PhD

International Project Manager for third-party funded projects at the International Office. He serves as advisor for ProGRANT. He 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. After his PhD he was a consultant for Tavla, a start-up company in the digital sector that was back then hosted by the Gateway incubator at the University of Cologne.

+49 (0) 221-470-7437

Jens Funk, Dipl. & M.A.

ProGRANT Project Manager and contact for the project administration including project logistics and scholar support. Additionally, he is an expert for digitalization and blended learning related issues 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

Benjamin Chardey, PhD

ProGRANT Project Coordinator at the International Office. This includes management of the applicants and participants as well as project logistics support. Additionally, he coordinates the university partnerships in northern and sub-Saharan Africa, especially through ERASMUS+ cooperations. Mr. Chardey did his PhD at the University of Cologne. His research area is migration and its institutional arrangement as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods.

+49 (0) 221-470-5917

Henry Okolie, M.Sc.

Project Assistant for the ProGRANT courses. He pursued the International Master of Environmental Science (IMES) degree at the University of Cologne.


Pawel Gawronski, B.A.

Pawel Gawronski is a Student Regional Assistant with focus on China. He is responsible for China Summer Schools, Chinese Council Scholarship and general support for China activities.


Raúl 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.


Marcelo Andreguetti, B.A.

Graphic Design Intern at the International Office since mid-2019, provides the visuals and layouts for ProGRANT and other projects from the Global Responsibility unit. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree on Integrated Design at Cologne International School of Design.


Till von Pock

Till is a member of the International Office’s Global Responsibility Unit. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Design and therefore assists with design-related tasks in the ProGRANT project.


Qiu Lan
Head of the University of Cologne Regional Office in Beijing
DAAD Germany Universities

Unit 1718 / 1616, Landmark Tower 2
8 North Dongsanhuan Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100004, China
Tel.: +86-10-65906656 ext.32
Fax: +86-10-65906393

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, where 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.

Add.: German House, No. 2, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi- 110021, INDIA
Tel: +91-11-46063410