Amaya Carcélen, B.A.
Front Desk Manager
Amaya Carcelén comes from Spain, where she has studied Translation and Interpretation at the University of Granada. For several years she worked in customer service and in sale departments in Spanish private companies. After moving to Berlin, she acquired experience in the different departments of the hotel business until getting Front Desk, Room Division and Hotel Management positions. At Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, she coordinates the Front Desk tasks and assists our students, academic and management staff as well as visitors.
Student Affairs Specialist
As Student Affairs Specialist, Stefanie Pradel is the first contact person for prospective students and looks after the admissions on the administration as well as marketing side. She also supports the Student Affairs Manager in matters relating to current students. After doing her A-Levels (Abitur), Stefanie completed an apprenticeship as specialist in the hotel industry and gained international experience at hotel receptions in Germany and England over the following 9 years. In 2017 she refocused and completed a diploma in Learning & Development and went on to work in HR & Training departments of luxury hotels.
Student Affairs Specialist
David Harris was born in the USA and raised in Germany and Canada. After studying Philosophy at Queen’s University, he enjoyed a career in sales, marketing, and customer service, working primarily for medium-sized, international companies with a focus on web-based business. During this time, he developed his admistrative and managerial skill set through a series of business courses at Conestoga College as well as at Seneca College. In 2018 David decided to return to Germany and take a new direction in his career, which led to his accepting the position of Student Affairs Specialist at the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.
Ferat Kocak, Dipl. Volkswirt
Ferat Kocak was born in Berlin and studied at Freie Universität Berlin Economics. He earned a "Diplom Volkswirt" degree which is equivalent to a Master of Business Economics. After completing his Management Trainee Program at Allianz Insurance, Ferat Kocak worked as Project - and Business Development Manager in Sales and Marketing. Afterworks he started his own business as Finance and Insurance Consultant in Germany and as Sales and Marketing Consultant for international companies in Germany, Turkey and UAE. After finishing his last project in UAE, he moved back to Berlin, where Ferat Kocak has taken on the role of the Marketing and Sales Specialist at Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences. Since October 2016 he holds the position of Marketing Director and serves as manager of all promotion and student recruitment activities.
Tim David Kremser, M.A.
Academic Coordinator / Head of Examinations Office
Tim David Kremser was born in Berlin and studied at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Nottingham (UK). He earned a Master of Arts degree in North American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.
Tim Kremser worked in administrative and teaching positions at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Toronto (European Office). Before joining Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences, he was Academic Coordinator of the newly established Bahcesehir University Berlin Campus and headed the administration of the campus’ management company from 2012 to 2015. Among other institutions, he also worked for the German Historical Museum (DHM) and the Allied Museum in Berlin.
At Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences, he coordinates the course planning, lecturer management, and the general implementation of the study programs in conjunction with the two faculties. Since the 2017-18 Academic Year, he heads the university's Examinations Office. During the foundational phase of Berlin International from 2014 to 2017, he established the study area of General Vocational Preparation (GVP / ABV) the Summer Course program and Berlin International's student exchange system. He currently manages the university's Summer School program and its General Vocational Preparation (GVP) study area, which provides the students of both faculties with work-related skills for their future careers.
Susanna Bartsch was born in São Paulo where she studied History and Geography. She taught these subjects at public schools in her hometown before coming to Berlin. At the Humboldt University Berlin, she studied German Linguistics and French; after having earned her M.A. degree, she worked at the Centre for General Linguistics in Berlin, doing research in first language acquisition. Also in Berlin, Susanna trained as a Media and Information Service Professional. Her previous experience in the library and information area includes employments at the Humboldt University Library, the library of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the archive of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. Currently, she works at the library of the German Institute for Human Rights and is Head of Library at Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences.
Nornia Nitschke, B.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Faculties, BA
Nornia Nitschke was born in Berlin and studied Cultural Studies and American Studies at the University of Potsdam. During her studies, she has lived and worked in France and in Australia.
At Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, she is responsible for the administration of the faculties and for the course and lecturer evaluations.
Karin Schmidt, M.A.
Karin Schmidt supports the presidents in all matters, especially with regard to internationalization, accreditation and the further strategic development of the university. She also serves as the Erasmus Coordinator of the university. Karin Schmidt has a background in American Studies, Linguistics and German as a Foreign language. Prior to her positon at Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences, she has taught, researched and worked at universities in Germany (Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam) and abroad (Dokuz Eylül University/Izmir, Uzbek State University of World Languages/Tashkent).