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Global South Team

Dr. Susanne Preuschoff

Head of Department "International Students" (Abt.92)
Academic Cooperation Asia, Africa and Middle East
University of Cologne
International Office
Universitätsstr. 22a
D-50923 Koeln

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-4089

Marejke Baethge, M.A.

is Head of the Global South Section. She coordinates the content and organizational management with regards to the field, supports the faculties and institutes in their strategical orientation towards contacts abroad, and helps initiate further development for external projects and funding. Additionally, Ms. Baethge is the facilitator between the Global South team at the International Office and the collaborating faculties and institutions of the University of Cologne. Her specialization is the African continent.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-7437

Mariana Arjona-Soberón, M.Sc.

is the Coordinator for Academic Digitalization in the Global South Department. She is in charge of strategic planning, new project development and conception, E-Learning initiatives, marketing, departmental webdesign and social media. Mariana is a cultural anthropologist. 

Tel: +49 (0) 221-470-8392

Sarah-Marleen Dannenberg, M.Phil.

is the Project Administrator of the Center for Modern Indian Studies within Department 9. This includes the financial management, administrative support of scholars, and the development of public relation strategies for the project. Additionally, she is involved in any India-related activities and co-organizes the summer school in the Himalayas. Sarah obtained her Master's degree in Linguistics.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-7494

Tilman Pfeiffer, M.A.

In recent years, Mr. Pfeiffer represented the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as a lecturer in Myanmar, after having worked in South Korea and Vietnam with a special focus on teaching German as a Foreign Language. At the International Office of the University of Cologne he is working as a Project Coordinator, contributing to the Academic Cooperation with Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, he is giving classes to improve the language and learning skills of students from our international partner universities. Mr. Pfeiffer is also engaged in international admissions processes at the University of Cologne.


Katharina Daun, M.A.

is the Administrative Project Manager of the ProGRANT courses. Moreover, she coordinates the summer schools in China and India, is the contact person for CSC, the scholarship program of the Chinese government, and other China-related activities. Katharina is currently on maternity leave. 



Christoph Vogt

is Head of Finances within Department 92. Mr. Vogt is responsible for the budget planning, accounting, and SAP-management concerning all Global South projects. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

+49 (0) 221-470-1342

Henry Okolie, B.Sc.

Henry is a Student Administrative Assistant under the DIES ProGRANT course. He is currently pursuing an International Master of Environmental Science (IMES) degree at the University of Cologne


Hei Wa Wong

Hei Wa Wong is from Hong Kong and currently studying her Bachelor Degree in Integrated Design. She is assisting with design-related tasks in Global South Department.


New Delhi

Dr. Amisha Jain
Head of the University of Cologne Branch Office in New Delhi

Dr Amisha Jain is a lawyer by profession, and holds a Doctorate of Law in the study of the rights of Indigenous people of India. Amisha visits Cologne every year in June to participate in the Cologne India Week, where she meets UoC professors who are keen to establish liaisons with Indian institutes of higher education. Her role is to prepare the annual strategy of Indian academic activities and to inform about the latest research landscape and education policies in India. She is responsible for fostering Indo-German research collaborations and looks after already existing exchange programs with Indian institutes of higher education.

Add.: German House, No. 2, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi- 110021, INDIA
Tel: +91-11-46063410


Head of the University of Cologne Regional Office in Beijing
DAAD Germany Universities

Unit 1718 / 1616, Landmark Tower 2
8 North Dongsanhuan Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100004, China
Tel.: +86-10-65906656 ext.32
Fax: +86-10-65906393