Dr. Christian  HÜLSHÖRSTER


Director, Scholarship Programmes Southern Hemisphere, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany
Global cooperation and networking: Internationalisation of German Higher Education and Research and the Role of the DAAD Session 5 - 31st October 9:00-10:30

Dr Christian Hülshörster graduated from Münster University with a degree in German studies, social sciences and catholic theology and did his PhD work in the field of German literature. He then worked as a lecturer / guest professor in the USA, Great Britain and Thailand.

From 1998 to 2001 he was a DAAD lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and head of the DAAD Information Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, before returning to Germany to take up a post in Bonn as head of the DAAD section responsible for international university marketing. From 2005 – 2010 he served as director of the DAAD regional office in Cairo, before taking up his new post as head of division 44 (North Africa, Middle East, Gulf States).

Since 2016, he has been in charge of “Scholarship Affairs Southern Hemisphere” at DAAD HQ. Dr Hülshörster lectures frequently on topics regarding Middle East affairs, science & cultural diplomacy and CIMIC (civilian – military cooperation).

Being a reserve officer of the German Army, Dr Hülshörster served with the European Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED), “Operation Sophia” in 2016.

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