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Curriculum vitae
Vice President Hiltraud Casper-Hehne

since 2009 Vice President for Internationalisation, University of Göttingen, Germany (2009 - 2011 additionally Vice President for Research)
since 2004 W2 Professor of German as a Foreign Language and Linguistics, Department of Intercultural German Studies, Department of German Philology, University of Göttingen
2003 Venia Legendi; university teaching credentials for the subject "German as a Foreign Language (Intercultural German Studies)", Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Bayreuth; Post-doctoral degree on the topic: "Everyday intercultural communication between German native speakers and Anglophone US-American foreign language learners. Face work in narrative, discursive and directive discussions.“
1997 - 2004 Commissioned by the Institute for German Studies, responsible for the development and implementation of the degree programme "German as a foreign and second language" for students in teachers’ training, TU Braunschweig
1996 - 2004 Deputy Head of Language Centre, Technical University (TU) Braunschweig, Germany
Department Head "German as a Foreign Language”
Academic Counsellor, Language Centre, TU Braunschweig
1990 - 1992 Distance Learning Business Administration, Business Academy Bad Harzburg, Germany
1989 - 1995 Teacher of special tasks; Head of International Summer Courses, Language Centre, TU Braunschweig
1987 Doctorate in linguistics, Institute for German Studies, TU Braunschweig
1986 - 1988 University Lecturer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Department of German Studies, School of Mechanical Engineering Shanghai, People's Republic of China
1982 Degree course in German Studies/History and English Literature, Higher Teaching, TU Braunschweig, 1st state examination

Awards and Honours

2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China
2009 Honorary Professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, People’s Republic of China

Appointments to national and international posts, committees, expert groups

Since 2018 Head of the "Regional Research Team Europe" for the World Humanities Report in cooperation with UNESCO-CIPSH
Since 2018 Member, Ad-hoc Expert Group "European Universities", EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Since 2018 Chair of the working group "China Competence in Lower Saxony" of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
Since 2018 Member, Steering Committee "Global Education", British Council, London, UK
Since 2016 Member, Board of German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany
Since 2015 Member, Language Advisory Board, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany
Since 2015 Member, Advisory Board, Society for Intercultural German Studies, Bayreuth, Germany
Since 2014 Chair, Board of Trustees, Academic Confucius Institute, Göttingen/Nanjing/Beijing
2014 - 2016 Member, Executive Board, COIMBRA Group, Brussels
Since 2014 German Chair, “Intercultural German Studies” Working Group in China, Beijing
2014 Chair, Expert Circle on developing of a China strategy, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin
Since 2013 Member, Board of Directors, U4 Network; Ghent, Groningen, Uppsala, Göttingen
2012 - 2015 Member, Board, Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), Brussels

University posts, committees, expert tasks forces

Since 2015 Head, "Refugees" Task Force, University of Göttingen
2007 - 2009 Member of the Senate, University of Göttingen
2004 - 2009 China Commissioner, University of Göttingen

Founding activities and memberships

2005 - 2012 Founder and CEO, not-for-profit Institute for Intercultural Communication (IIK e.V.), University of Göttingen
Since 2004 Founder and Director, Institute for German-Chinese Cultural Comparison, University of Göttingen (since Nov. 2005: German-Chinese Institute for Intercultural German Studies and Culture Comparison)

Special university projects as Vice-President

2018-2019 Application process for European Universities (group leader: University of Göttingen, project leader: Casper-Hehne)
Since 2016 Welcome Centre of the Göttingen Campus and the Region of Southern Lower Saxony
Since 2015 Internationalisation of curricula
2014 - 2017 "Shaping change" – Obligatory language promotion in teacher training at Lower Saxony's universities
2012 - 2014 Establishment of an Academic Confucius Institute
2012 - 2014 "Internationalisation 2012" Project: Conception of a new internationalisation strategy, corresponding measures and their implementation

Current publications (selection):

Editorial board:
Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Egron-Polak, Eva/Green, Madeleine/Matei, Liviu/Nokkola, Terhi/Purser, Lewis/Teixeira, Pedro (eds.) (from March 2019): Internationalisation of Higher Education. Developments in the European Higher Education Area and Worldwide. DUZ Academic Publishers. Berlin.

Hans Barkowski, Hiltraud Casper Hehne, Konrad Ehlich et al. (eds.) (since 2015): Target Language: German. An International Journal for German as a Foreign Language / German as a Second Language. Munich.

Monographs/Scholarly Articles/Anthologies:
Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud / Reiffenrath, Tanja (ed.) (2017): Internationalisierung der Curricula an Hochschulen. Konzepte, Initiativen, Maßnahmen [Internationalisation of the curricula at universities. Concepts, initiatives, measures]. W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Bielefeld.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud / Reiffenrath, Tanja (ed.) (2017): Topical issue: "Internationalization of curricula" Journal for Higher Education Development 12/4, December 2017. Published by Books on Demand.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud (2017): Die Rolle der Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Göttingen aus der Sicht der Hochschulleitung [The role of the humanities at the University of Göttingen from the perspective of the university administration]. In: Schaede, Stephan (ed.): Unvermeidliche Königsdisziplinen. Zur forschungspolitischen Relevanz des Selbstverständnisses von Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften im norddeutschen Raum [Inevitable supreme disciplines. On the topic of the research policy relevance of the self-conception of humanities and social sciences in Northern Germany]. Loccum Protocols Series, Vol. 79/16. Rehburg-Loccum, 73 – 87.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud (2017): Die Universität Göttingen und China: Über 30 Jahre nachhaltige deutsch-chinesische Kooperation in Forschung und Lehre [University of Göttingen and China: More than 30 years of sustainable German-Chinese cooperation in research and teaching]. In: Gaida, Hans-Jürgen (ed.): Springendes Pferd. Fliegender Drache. 35 Jahre Niedersachsen und China. Auf den Spuren einer Erfolgsgeschichte [Jumping horse. Flying dragon. 35 Years of Lower Saxony and China. On the trail of a success story], 170 – 178.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Reiffenrath, Tanja (2017): Hochschulbildung in globalen und lokalen Kontexten: Das Göttinger Modell einer Internationalisierung der Curricula [Higher education in global and local contexts: The Göttingen model of internationalisation of the curricula]. In: interculture journal 16/27-28, 97-115. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Müller, Andreas (2017): Umbrüche gestalten, zwischen Hochschule, Schulpraxis und Bildungsadministration [Shaping change between university, school practice and educational administration]. In: Mercator-Institut für Sprachförderung und Deutsch als Zweitsprache [Mercator Institute for the Promotion of Language Learning and German as a Second Language] (ed.): Blick zurück nach vorn. Perspektiven auf sprachliche Bildung in Lehrerbildung und Forschung. Erfahrungen aus den geförderten Forschung- und Entwicklungsprojekten [A look back to the future. Perspectives on language education in teacher education and research. Experiences from the funded research and development projects.] Cologne: Mercator Institute, 33-35.

Casper-Hehne, Hiltraud/Neumann, Astrid (2016): Professionalisierung von Lehrkräften für sprachsensibles Unterrichten in Niedersachsen: Das Projekt "Umbrüche gestalten” [Professionalisation of teachers for language-sensitive teaching in Lower Saxony: The project "Shaping change"]. In: B. Koch-Priewe, M. Krüger-Potratz (ed.): Qualifizierung für sprachliche Bildung. Programme und Projekte zur Professionalisierung von Lehrkräften und pädagogischen Fachkräften. Die Deutsche Schule [Qualification for language education. Programmes and projects for the professionalisation of teachers and educational staff. The German School], suppl. Waxmann Verlag., Münster, 52-62.

Hans Barkowski, Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Konrad Ehlich et al. (ed.) (since 2015): Zielsprache Deutsch. Eine internationale Zeitschrift für Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache [Target language German. An international journal for German as a foreign language / German as a second language.] Munich.