About us

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About us

who we are

Our Association in the University-town of Bayreuth

The Institute for International Communication and Foreign Cultural Work (IIK Bayreuth e.V.) was founded in 1990 by representatives of the departments of German as a foreign language (intercultural German studies), sociology and economics at the University of Bayreuth.

For decades, the IIK in Bayreuth has been working with many different institutes and universities worldwide and is continually expanding and strengthening these partnerships.

The IIK Bayreuth is a non-profit association. You can read the statute here.

Members are welcome

Membership of the IIK Bayreuth e.v.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the IIK Bayreuth e.V.?

Then contact us. After the Executive Board has reviewed your application for membership, we will contact you as soon as possible.

What we do

Our fields of activity

Bayreuth summer university

The focus of the IIK Bayreuth`s activities is on practical international cooperation. This includes the annual event known as Bayreuth Summer Universityfor Intercultural German Studies on behalf of the University of Bayreuth.

Intercultural training and further education courses

Intercultural training and a variety of further education courses for teachers on the subject of German didactics as a foreign and second language or training courses for vocational preparation courses complete the offer.

German courses for students

The IIK Bayreuth offers year-round preparatory and accompanying German courses for studies. The IIK´s intention is to support international students when it comes to broadening their linguistic ability, dealing with daily linguistic hurdles and integrating themselves optimally in their university environment.

German courses for work

The IIK Bayreuth also offers preparatory and accompanying German courses for working people all year round. These courses are intended to help working people to expand their language skills, to cope with their everyday language and to integrate optimally into their professional environment. We offer special courses for the medical field.

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Inquiry & Contact

You would like to attend a German language course?

We will create an individual offer for you, tailored to meet your own specific requirements. Write to us or call us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Governing Body

Prof. Dr. Gesine Lenore Schiewer (chair)
Chair of Intercultural German Studies (German as a Foreign Language)

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Paule (Vice Chair)
Professor of Didactics of German Language and Literature

Prof. Dr. Torsten M. Kuehlmann
Chair of Human Resources and Management (BWL IV)

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Our team

Filiz Durak

Project Leader: German Courses
Elizabeth Barezki

Project Leader: Quality Assurance and Special Formats
Tina Christiansen

Working in the IIK Bayreuth eV


Motivation, sociability, passion for people and
other cultures, commitment to new ideas and, above all, enthusiasm, unite the staff working in the IIK Team.
Are you currently studying and would like to get to know us? We offer exciting job opportunities and the possibility of looking behind the scenes at the IIK. Why not apply for work experience or team assistance.

The IIK is regularly looking for experienced language course teachers in the university environment.

There are currently no job vacancies.

Speculative applications can gladly be sent to the following e-mail address: info@iik-bayreuth.de .

write us


Our office is centrally located in Bayreuth. Free parking spaces are available in front of the building.

Access to our office only upon prior notice.

We will answer your inquiries within 2 working days by e-mail or telephone.

Information on data protection can be found here