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Bergische Universität Wuppertal
International Center / International Office
Gauss Str. 20
42119 Wuppertal


Main campus Grifflenberg
building O, floor 06

Secretary Office
Phone:     +49 (0) 202 439 3247
Fax:         +49 (0) 202 439 3856
E-Mail: icenter{at}





The director of the IC is the member of the Rectorate responsable for international affairs. At present this is Prof. Dr. Cornelia Gräsel, Vice-President for International Relations and Diversity.

An Academic Board, chaired by the Rectorate member responsible for international affairs, is responsible for providing academic and strategic guidance to the IC.

The IC is organised into two departments, the International Office an the UniService Internationales, which form the executive division of the IC.  

The following list contains the names, areas of responsibilities, opening hours and contact addresses of the IC team members.

INFORMATION:                                                                                                                                                    Interested potential students with foreign reports / educations certificates with questions to the application at the University Wuppertal, to german language course offers and to admission and enrolment are kindly asked to contact the international students office.





Vice-President for International Relations and Diversity (s. "Rektorat")

Prof. Dr. Cornelia GRÄSEL 

  • Chair of the Academic Board

Tanja BEHNKE (50%)

+49 (0) 202 439 3247

Office hours:

Mon - Thu 8.30 am - 1.00 pm

  • Executive Academic Board Office
  • Secretariat of theInternational Center


Andrea BIECK

+49 (0) 202 439 2181

Consultation hours:

by arrangement

  • Head of International Office
  • Information and consultancy to General issues of internationalisation
  • Fundraising
  • Central Rectorate funds for internationalisation
  • Contract review and contract Management for general issues of international university partnerships
  • Consultancy to conception of international/bi-national study offers
  • Conceptional development of the university´s support concept for international students
  • Information und consultancy to bi- and multinational Joint doctoral procedures ("Cotutelle") / Cotutelle-contract review and -management 
  • Project coordinator In Touch Wuppertal: NRWege, NRWege Leuchttürme, Integra, Welcome, Philipp Schwartz-Initiative, Angekommen, Integriert, Qualifiziert!

N.N. => (substitution Frau Bieck)



  • Throughout university coordination and project management ERASMUS+ Leitaktion 1: mobility with partner countries (KA103) 
  • Throughout university coordination ERASMUS+ Leitaktion 1: mobility with partner countries (KA107)
  • Conceptual (further)development, coordination and realisation of formats and measures to advance the intercultural competency Wuppertaler
  • Intercultural training proposals
  • PROMOS project management 
  • Information and consultancy for lecturers, employees and postgraduates about foreign mobility 
  • Coordination of the troughout university´s application of Mobility Online 
  • Public relations and conception of information formats for the working area Outgoing Mobilität 

N.N. => (substitution Frau Stellmann)


+49 (0) 202 439 5140

For general consultancy please contact Frau Leclaire.

  • Contract affairs and contract management Inter-Institutional Agreements ERASMUS+ Leitaktion 1 - Individual mobility with program countries 
  • Administration and support ERASMUS + Leitaktion 1 - Individual student´s mobility in university area with program countries 
  • PROMOS-administration
  • Consultancy to student´s foreign mobility in line with ERASMUS+ und PROMOS during open consultancy hours
  • Documents check for students ERASMUS+ und PROMOS-applications
  • Execution of information events for students and partnership delegates
N.N. (50%)
  • Coordination and quality management of the university´s support concept for international students / Contact point Nationaler Kodex für das Ausländerstudium
  • Consultancy and support faculties in preparing and organising international study courses
  • Project coordination Support-Ticket-System in work area "Ausländerstudium"
  • Recruitment of international students
  • Public relations and reporting "Ausländerstudium"

Iris LECLAIRE (50%)

+49 (0) 202 439 3247

Consultation hours:

3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Service Center at Main Entance

  • Orienting consultancy for students and pupils to study-depending foreign mobility
  • Accompany students before, during and after their stay abroad
  • Execution and support of information events to student´s foreign mobility, publication of appointments
  • Support placing international student apprentices in the faculties 
  • Support organisation and execution of IC-events / exhebitions

Inga STEINKAMP (50%)

+49 (0) 202 439 5139

  • Consultancy for refugees who are interested in studying at the University Wuppertal
  • Consultancy and support of international guest students in the framework of university partnerships
  • Rating of foreign education certificates
  • Execution of information and introduction events for international study-interested students and (guest)students
  • Coordination and administration of support measures for international students
  • Contact point International Students Team (I.S.T.)
  • Project administration for DAAD programs STIBET + LEI


+49 (0) 202 439 5221

Consultation hours:

by arrangement  

  • Troughout university coordination Welcome Services for international guest scientists
  • Conclusion of affiliation agreements for international scientists executing research projects at the university 
  • Implementation and support of Mobility Online

Lea EPKE (ab 01.04.2020)

Graduate assistant


+49 (0) 202 439 5365

  • Common student´s requets to foreign mobility
  • Data entry, data management, archival storage of documents PROMOS-mobilities
  • Support the organisation and execution of information events about foreign mobility

Katharina PULS

Graduate assistant


+49 (0) 202 439 

  • Students interface to International Students Team (I.S.T.) at the University
  • Students interface to residential accomondation tutors of the HSW
  • Organisation of events to german culture and habits for international students
  • Support information and care of international students

Claudiu RAUM

Graduate assistant


+49 (0) 202 439 5365

  • Common student´s requests to foreign mobility
  • Awarding ERASMUS+ language tests and language course licences at portal Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
  • Data entry, data management, archival storage of documents ERASMUS+ -mobilities
  • Support the organisation and execution of information events about foreign mobility


N.N. => (Substitution Frau Bieck)

O.06.13 / B.08.11
+49 (0) 202 439 5706

  • Head of UniService International
  • Cooperate in the further development and realisation of the university´s internationalisation strategy
  • Network between the sector "Internationales" with relevant institutions, agents and partners within and outside the university 
  • Further development of international university relationships; Contract management of international university partnerships with strategic importance
  • Exploitation of sponsorship opportunities for strategic internationalisation
  • Consultancy of university members to questions of international cooperations and sponsorship and cooperation programs
  • Reporting rector´s office, university council, senate and comitees

N.N. => (Substitution Frau Bieck)


  • Coordination and support of the university´s quality circle "Internationales" ("I-Kreis")
  • Coordination ERASMUS+ Leitaktion2: university´s partnerships and cooperation projects  (ERASMUS+ Strategic partnerships (KA203), Knowledge alliances, European universities, Capacity building in the field of higher education)
  • Support faculties in preparing and creating applications for third-party funds with international reference respectively in connection with internationalisation measures
  • Coordination of central measures for internationalisation of the lecture formation
  • Support the facuilties in establishing bilingual events and international study offers
  • Organisation and support of international visits of groups and delegate on central section



Student assistent

+49 (0) 202 439 5706

zuletzt bearbeitet am: 02.07.2020