Projects of the division "International Communication"

Higher Education Dialogue with the Islamic World: "Communication in Transformation - Transforming Communication Studies"


After two DAAD-funded workshops in 2013 with Arab communication scholars in Berlin, Prof. Dr. Carola Richter has built a network of the most relevant communication studies institutes in the Arab world. The Association of Arab-European Communication Researchers (AREACORE) is one of the results. In 2014, several projects will take place within the framework of the Higher Education Dialogue – kindly supported again by the DAAD. Information on the projects, the preceeding workshops and about AREACORE can be found on the following websites




Prof. Dr. Carola Richter is editing with Dr. des. Christine Horz (University of Erfurt) the German edition of the Global Media Journal. This academic, peer-reviewed journal is published twice a year as an open access publication. Articles can be published in English and German. The GMJ-DE is dedicated to themes that reflect research in internationalen and transcultural communication and media studies.


DFG-Research Network "Medialisation and social change outside Europe: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Arab-speaking region"

Since 2011, a network of 14 research scholars deals with conceptualizing the relation of medialisation and social change in non-European regions from interdisciplinary perspectives. An international conference in 2013 as well as an edited book in 2014 are the main results of three years of intensive work.


Arab German Young Academy (AGYA)

AGYA has been set up in 2013 as a project of the German „Young Academy“ in order to foster academic exchange between Arab and German scholars in their post-doc period. Prof. Dr. Carola Richter has been elected one of the first 20 members.


Book series "Media and political communication – Middle East and Islam“ & "International and intercultural Communication"

In co-operation with Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez (University of Erfurt), Carola Richter edits two book series. The published books contain empirical studies in the intersections of communication studies, political sciences and area studies. At Frank & Timme, more than 20 books have been published so far – some of them also in English.


Last Update: Jan 15, 2014