Commission for International Affairs


The commission advises the Senate on fundamental international matters and those that go beyond a faculty. It also advises on measures with regard to the internationalisation strategy of the University of Erfurt. It examines cooperation agreements in this regard that are concluded on behalf of the University of Erfurt. In consultation with the International Office, the Senate Commission coordinates and is responsible for the selection procedure for awarding exchange places and scholarships at university-wide level. The Senate Commission for International Affairs can invite internal or external experts to its meetings in an advisory capacity for specific matters.

Period of tenure:

Two years.




Four professors, one of each faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Kessler (Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät)
  • Prof. Dr. Sören Kraußhar (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät)
  • Prof. Dr. Gila Schauer (Philosophische Fakultät)
  • Prof. Dr. Myriam Wijlens (Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät)

one representative of the Max Weber Kolleg

  • Dr. Sara Keller

one representative of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

  • Florian Heintze

two representatives of the academic staff

  • Gbadebo Collins Adeyanju (Philosophische Fakultät)
  • Dr. des. Sandra Neugärtner (Philosophische Fakultät)

Dr. Anna Förster (Faculty of Humanities) and Dr. Anne Grüne (Faculty of Humanities) will be nominated as successors in the event that the above-mentioned persons withdraw.

one representative of the staff in technology and administration

  • Claudia Behnke-Hermann (Staff Unit University Communications)

two representatives of the students

  • Shaimaa Abdellah
  • Marko Malis

two representatives of the doctoral students

  • George Akeliwira (Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät)
  • Leonie Aßmann (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät)

one representative of the International Office (advisory)

  • Manuela Linde

one representative from the Language Centre (advisory)

  • Dr. Susanne Hoppe

one representative of the Staff Unit Research and Graduate Services (advisory)

  • Margrit Elsner

the university's Diversity officer (advisory)

  • Niklas Radenbach

The managing directors of the four faculties and the MWK are invited as permanent guests of the committee. The term of office begins on 01.10.2021 and ends with the term of office of the Senate on 30.09.2022.


Weißer Globus
Internationalization Strategy further information
[Translate to English:] Welkarte mit Boot
International Cooperations our partner institutions worldwide