The Foreigner's Guide to German Universities

Origin, Meaning, and Use of Terms and Expressions in Everyday University Life

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The Foreigner's Guide to German Universities
Origin, Meaning, and Use of Terms and Expressions in Everyday University Life

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About the book


Figuring out the many new terms confronting international students at German-language universities can be difficult. Even if the degree program is in English, most administrative work has to be done in German, and the bureaucratic university jargon is a language in and of itself. This guide aims to help international students and researchers understand the structures and organization of German universities by providing in-depth descriptions of terms and their origins, allowing for easier integration into the host university and its culture.
The author

About the author

The Author:

Albrecht Behmel is the author of several books and a writer for film and TV. He worked as an academic mentor for international students in Heidelberg and Berlin for many years. In 1999 he co-founded the student-online network making him a pioneer of academic digital publishing in Germany. He is a speaker for international organizations and universities and has published a series of hand¬books for students and graduates.

Co-Author and translator:

Dr. Kelly Neudorfer was born and raised in the United States but spent time as an exchange student both in a high school and at universities in Germany. She completed her Master’s and Doctorate in Political Science at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Since 2014 she has worked as university translator for the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.


Praise for Kelly Neudorfer's book Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping (2015):

“This research is the first of its kind that analyzes risk factors and the effectiveness of prevention efforts regarding sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in UN peacekeeping operations, by applying theories of criminology. It was able to confirm the relationship between several prevention measures and reduction of SEA allegations, and some areas that showed a potential link. The research sheds light on the unexplored area of risk and prevention of SEA, and provided useful practical clues not only for academics but also for the UN and States' policy makers, as well as for managers and commanders in the field in planning their operation.”

—Ai Kihara-Hunt, University of Essex
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Kelly Neudorfer
Editor Albrecht Behmel
Number of pages 230
Language English
Publication date Oct 1, 2016
Weight (kg) 0.2500
ISBN-13 9783838208329