Tanja Reiffenrath

Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
Tanja Reiffenrath

My name is Tanja Reiffenrath and I am the Coordinator of the project Internationalisation of the Curricula at the University of Göttingen, Germany. I am passionate about connecting my expertise as a cultural studies scholar to hands-on ways of internationalising teaching and learning ‘at home’. In my role, I work with internationalisation at home as a systemic and institution-wide change management process. The questions about the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ that we continuously raise in our Expert Community thus characterise my daily routine. I contributed to a working group on curriculum internationalisation for the German Rectors’ Conference, publishing recommendations for German higher education institutions. I joined the Steering group of Internationalisation at Home in 2017 and served as Chair from 2018 to 2020. I have contributed actively to the community during conference sessions and a Spotlight Seminar, on the EAIE blog and in Forum magazine. This engagement was rewarded with the Rising Star Award in 2019. Our community has grown tremendously in recent years and a wealth of good practices has emerged. My strength lies in creating an environment in which different experiences and voices are cherished, and I would be honoured to continue fostering this space as Chair.