Vice-rector for international affairs and communication
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Office: university main building (UHG) U7-219

+49 521 106-4071 

Upcoming events

  • July 6
    Language Centre?s Board meeting
  • July 22
    Visit of NSERC-President and CFI-President from Canada within the framework of a DFG- information tour

International Office

Support for international students (incl. PhD students) and scientists is provided by the
+International Office

Vice-rector for international affairs and communication

Profile: Prof. Dr. Martina Kessel

Martina Kessel

Martina Kessel studied History, Political Science and American Studies in Cologne, Munich and Maryland (USA). After receiving her Ph.D. in Modern History from the University of Munich, she worked as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She completed her post-doctoral habilitation in 1998, and became a full professor of Modern History and Gender History at Bielefeld University in the same year. In 2005-06, Martina Kessel taught as a Visiting Professor of Modern German and European History at the University of Toronto. She is among other things a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Historical Institute in Paris and of the directory board of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. As of 2011, Martina Kessel is vice-rector for international affairs and communication.

+Strategy of Internationalisation

+Martina Kessel's homepage at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology (in German)



Secretary's office: Ursula Wacker Ursula Wacker
Phone: +49 521 106-6976 (only in the mornings)
Office: main university building (UHG) U7-223, Location/map
Dr. Natalia PetrilloAssistant: Dr. Natalia Petrillo
Phone: +49 521 106-4070
Office: main university building (UHG) U7-220 , location/map