You are here: Home Institutions International Office Unit 6.1 - International Cooperation and Marketing

Unit 6.1 - International Cooperation and Marketing


The unit International Cooperation and Marketing (6.1) is responsible for fostering and establishing new international cooperations. This includes the administration of the university’s existing cross-faculty partnership contracts with 70+ higher education partner institutions as well as advising faculties and institutions that are in the process of establishing new partnership agreements and cooperative international majors. 

The unit also assists university members with the application process for any internationally-oriented funding proposals and encompasses services related to international marketing, including presentations of the university at study abroad fairs. 

Also included in the responsibilities of unit 6.1 is the coordination of study abroad programs for international students (for example, the Junior Year Program, the Direct Exchange program and short-term study abroad programs).  

Additionally, the central service and information facility for international researchers, the Welcome Center, is also located here.

Information on the manifold programs and services offered by the unit can be found here: International



Tina Odenthal
Head of Unit
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-6190
E-mail: tina.odenthal[at]



Christina Timpernagel
Deputy Head of Unit
Resident Director Junior Year, Exchange and Short-Term Programs
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-3056
E-mail: timpernagel[at]



Martina Stephan
Transcripts Junior Year and Exchange Program
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-7627
E-mail: m.stephan[at]



Bärbel Heurich
Program Assistant Junior Year and Exchange Program (Incoming Student Application, Housing, Health Insurance, Enrollment)
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-7831
E-mail: programadmin[at]

Accommodation Support Services
E-mail: researcher-housing[at]



Franziska Becker
Program Assistant Junior Year and Exchange Program (Cultural Program, Student Questions)
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-606 12
E-mail: studyabroad[at] 



Michaela Lanaro
Project Coordinator Study Abroad
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-9632
E-mail: lanaro[at]



Simon Benhöfer
Coordinator Welcome Center for International Researchers
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-4823
E-mail: benhoefer[at]



Jessica Greis-Mills
Events, German Courses
Welcome Center for International Researchers
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-4040
E-mail: greis-mills[at]



Brigitte Engelmann
Program Assistant Research Cooperation Activities, Partnerships with Eastern Europe; International Marketing; Administration Deutsche Rechtsschule Warschau
Phone: +49 (0)228/73-7293
E-mail: brigitte.engelmann[at]


Document Actions