Andrea Wehrli

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Andrea Wehrli

My name is Andrea Wehrli and I have been working as a professor of law at the Bern University of Applied Sciences since 2006. I grew up trilingual and lived for several years in the French and German parts of Switzerland as well as in Brazil. I qualified as a teacher, a linguist and a lawyer, worked for multinational corporations and taught German as a foreign language for many years. Besides my lectures of law in German and English within our international programme, I participated actively in international weeks, held speeches in diverse international contexts always connecting people and facilitating internationalisation of my institution and of our partners. My research focus is dedicated to the legal-linguistic challenges of multilingualism. Having myself defied the hardness and pleasures of multilingualism, I truly believe that my extensive knowledge in this field allows me to empower the EAIE Expert Community Language and Culture in a significant way. I have many ideas of how I can support EAIE members working in the field, particularly with regard to challenges of national/international plurilingual education. I would be honoured to use my knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to serve the EAIE.