Meet your partners! Virtual Teaching Collaboration between Germany and Taiwan
Vice-President for Academic and International Affairs, HKA
Professor for B2B Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Science and Engineering, HKA >
Project Manager of BLIC (Blended Learning International Cooperation), Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Villingen-Schwenningen
Dr. Andrea Cnyrim is a senior and seasoned Professor of Intercultural Communication at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences with extensive experience in teaching foreign languages (especially German as a foreign language) and Intercultural Communication (as virtual and f2f EMI-classes). She looks back at a sound research record (with focus on foreign language teaching, translation studies and intercultural issues, including amongst others learning styles). She has also been serving at Universities in France and Germany as well as Malaysia, Lithuania, Armenia and Spain (the latter as visiting professor) and teaching in HKA's Tricontinental Master in Global Studies in cooperation with National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taichung, Taiwan from its outset. >
Christian Krekeler is a Professor of German as a Foreign Language and German for Specific Purposes at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences. He is the head of the foundation year programme for international students and also teaches in the international study programme in 'Business German and Tourism Management'. He is the managing editor of an international journal on language teaching research and has published on language learning in higher education, especially on languages for specific purposes and language testing.
Barbara Nietzel is a qualified teacher for German, History and Spanish and has worked for five years at secondary schools. The pedagogical and didactic tools and the experiences as a teacher are still a great treasure for her, which she draws on in her many years of professional experience as a trainer and personnel developer and which she passes on in train-the-trainer courses. In order to be able to accompany and develop individuals and groups not only in trainings, she completed a master's degree in coaching and supervision at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. In her professional life, she has always been able to combine both pedagogical-didactic and intercultural aspects in a fruitful way. Currently, she is sharing her experience in a project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the University of Jena, Department of Intercultural Business Communication: ViGil - Virtual Interactive Games of Intercultural Learning.
Shanq-Jang Ruan received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei in 2002. He is a distinguished professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He has been deputy chair of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, chairman in the department of the interdiscipliniary Bachelor's program and the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Currently, he is the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Munich. He obtained his PhD degree in computer integrated mechanical engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum in 2009. He worked for automotive manufacturer Daimler AG in the area of the digital product design for more than 10 years. In 2015 he was appointed as a Professor for digitization in the product lifecycle at University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and he is director of the xR-Lab at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. >
Chien Juo-Ping is currently a lecturer in the department of Sinology at the University of Trier in Germany. Since 2019, she has been pursuing her PhD in the same department under the supervision of Prof. Christian Soffel. Her research interests are Chinese as a foreign language didactics, Taiwanese literature and indigenous
languages, cultures and poetry on the east coast of Taiwan. Since 2014, she has been a Chinese language teacher for a bi-annual 3-Week Intensive Chinese vacation course for a China Scholarship Program sponsored by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation.
Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Information Center Taipei
Since September 2017 Dr. Josef Goldberger is heading the DAAD Information Center in Taipei. He also teaches at the Department of European Languages and Cultures at National Chengchi University. Josef Goldberger recently finished his Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research topic is “The Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education”. In Berlin he worked as Regional Coordinator for Institutional Cooperations (Asia and Australia) at the International Office, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Before coming to Berlin in the end of 2014, Josef Goldberger lived and worked in the PR China for more than 12 years. He was lecturing in various teaching positions at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Qiqihar University and Renmin University. He headed the marketing team at the Beijing branch-office of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) between 2009 and 2012, and worked as a project-manager for Goethe Institute in 2008.
Dr. Wen-Hong Liu is Dean of the Office of International Affairs and Director of the Marine Affair Research Center at the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. His research interests include fishery policy and management, ocean management, marine education, coastal area revitalization, as well as climate change and adaptation in coastal areas. Dr. Liu has been a visiting scholar at the School of Earth and Ocean Science at Cardiff University in the UK and presented a study on the credit measurement indicators of fish farmers at the Biotech France International Conference in Paris. He has been contributing to the vast knowledge pool of marine affair management by publishing a good number of research papers in SCI and SSCI journals. He has also served as guest editor of distinguished journals such as Coastal Management (SCI) and Maritime Policy and Management (SSCI). Dr Liu is also the current Chair of the TAItech Secretariat.
Prof. Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh, Representative of Taiwan to Germany since 2016, was a professor of German language and literature at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, as well as a columnist and TV moderator in Taipei. Funded by a DAAD scholarship, he obtained his PhD in German literature from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany in 1987, where he afterwards spent two years as a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 1992 to 1994. After returning to Taiwan, he has been always active in the academia and served as the dean of the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Soochow University from 1996 to 2002. Yet, known for his background related to Germany and dedication to the transitional justice in Taiwan, he was for the first time tapped to Taiwan’s representative to Germany in 2005. That term lasted for only two years due to the DPP administration’s call for serving as the head of the Government Information Office, namely the spokesperson of the government. As the top diplomat designated by the President of Taiwan, he spares no efforts and time to promote the bilateral relationship between Taiwan and Germany and has brought many cooperation agreements and bilateral high-ranking visits into being.
Professor for Intelligent Sensor Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, HKA >
Professor for Product Development and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Science and Engineering, HKA >
Professor for Smart Environmental Sensor Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology >
Professor for Physical Sensors, Microsystems Technology & Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology >