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About the Network

  • Awais Ahmad (University of Passau)
  • Ömer Alkin (University of Erfurt)
  • Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz (University of Greifswald)
  • Daniel Bellingradt (Univeristy of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Lisa Bolz (University of Paris Sorbonne)
  • Regina Cazzamatta  (University of Erfurt)
  • Otávio Daros ((Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Ines Drefs (Technical University Dortmund)
  • Thomas Eckerl (University of Passau)
  • Mandy Fox (University of Passau)
  • Lukas Kick (University of Passau)
  • David Castro Lotero (University of Passau)
  • Aynur Sarisakaloglu (Ilmenau University of Technology)
  • Florian Stalph (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Jeannine Teichert (Paderborn University)

On 16. and 17. November 2023, there will be a conference with the theme "Out of the Comfort Zone: Challenges of Communication Studies in the Age of New Global Realities" in Berlin-Dahlem. This conference will be jointly organized by the DGPuK's division "International and Intercultural Communication" and the DFG network "Cosmopolitan Communication Studies", which advocates for a "deep internationalization". The conference will therefore include several windows: 1) panels with conference presentations, 2) a PhD students' workshop, and 3) public panel discussions.

Please find more information as well as the registration form here.

This paper presents and discusses the results of a comprehensive survey and several document analyses on personnel and research structures as well as teaching programs in German communication studies regarding their “deep internationalization” or cosmopolitan orientation. By this, we mean a comprehensive recognition and integration of global diversity into knowledge production. We measure this through the content and spatial dimension of the research and teaching output of professors, as well as the teaching and research staff linked to them. The findings show that German communication studies is lagging a truly cosmopolitan knowledge production. Against the backdrop of the relevance of global values, global knowledge, and global governance, however, the study also points out potentials and discusses higher education policy measures that could advance the internationalization of German communication studies.

You can find the paper here (only available in German).

With the position paper, the network members explain the deficits and approaches to solutions in German communication science (also published in Publizistik 3/2020). You can find the paper here (only available in German).

The contact person and coordinator of the DFG Network is Prof. Dr. Carola Richter (FU Berlin): carola.richter@fu-berlin.de 

Student assistant: My Nguyen