National and regional commissioners

The Rectorate first started appointing national and regional commissioners for various key countries and regions in 2012. Their goal is to bundle the diverse academic relationships between the BUW and other universities and institutions abroad and to provide them with sustainable support. The national and regional clusters were selected on the basis of defined quality standards, the activities preferred and the potential of the key areas for future projects. Because of their regional competence, the national and regional commissioners function as contacts and multipliers both internally and externally.

Along with the visibility of partnerships and activities, the respective cluster also focuses on networking between university teachers. In this context, regular national workshops provide an opportunity for exchange and the interdisciplinary initiation of new project ideas. All university teachers with an interest in this topic are warmly invited to these meetings.

The current national and regional commissioners are:

CHINA                    Prof. Dr. Smail Rapic              => DAAD-Country information China

FRANCE                  Prof. Dr. Alexander Schnell    => DAAD-Country information France

INDIA                      Prof. Dr. Ursula Kocher           => DAAD-Country information India

ITALY                       Prof. Dr. Jochen Johrendt       => DAAD-Country information Italy

JAPAN                     Prof. Dr. Frank Göhmann  => DAAD-Country information Japan

KOREA                     N.N                                         => DAAD-Country information Korea

LATIN AMERICA      Prof. Dr. phil. Peter Imbusch   => To selection DAAD-Country information

NORTH AMERICA    Prof. Gert Trauernicht             => To selection DAAD-Country information

TURKEY                    Prof. Dr. Petra Buchwald        => DAAD-Country information Turkey

You will find more information about the key countries and regions on their respective national/regional web pages together with the commissioners’ contact information.


Séverine Bertsch

UniService Internationales

Campus Grifflenberg. O.06.13

Tel.:  +49 (0) 202-439 5607

Email: bertsch[at]

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