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Academic Development and Administration

hanri landers

Hanri Landers

Head of International Foundation Year

As an Industrial Psychologist who specializes in career guidance, foundation year feels like home to me. I too, struggled to find the right study direction and so, I not only understand the difficulty my students face, but I am trained to support them and passionate to guide them.

Being Namibian and having that international background myself, provides me with the unique perspective to understand and support international students. It is my personal aim to not only provide my students with a unique learning environment but teaching them to embrace the opportunity to be inspired, build a global network and understand what it means to study at University and what career their degree leads to.

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Prof. Dr. Bassem Bassil

Academic Development & Deputy Head International Foundation Year

As an alumni and professor from Constructor University, I have a unique understanding of the university from both a student and professor’s perspective. Being from an international background (Beirut, Lebanon) while holding German Nationality, I understand what it means to be an international student with the intend to live and work in Germany.

This inspires me to develop the academic curriculum for the foundation year program in such a way that I know exactly what to prepare my students for and what teaching techniques will support them to be successful at our university. As science is not only my passion but also the specific area I specialize in, it provides me with the experience and the knowledge to advise my students as an academic advisor and inspire them as a lecturer. As mathematics is at the heart of all study directions at Constructor University, I too lead the mathematics modules within the IFY program with the prospect to advise students and improve their skills for continued success.

Romy Skade

Romy Skade

Coordinator International Foundation Year

I come from northern Germany and studied global management in Bremen. Not only because of this I like working in the intercultural environment at Constructor University. Learning new languages, working with students and colleagues from all over the world and broadening my own horizons at the same time is something that I really enjoy every day.

During my studies, I spent a year abroad in Ecuador. From my own experience as an international student, I can support the students at Constructor University particularly well. I am committed to accompany the students throughout their academic year and specifically to support them in all administrative matters and projects.

 

 

Faculty

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Prof. Dr. Bassem Bassil

Academic Advisor for subject area Science
Lecturer of Science and Mathematics
International Foundation Year

As an alumni and professor from Constructor University, I have a unique understanding of the university from both a student and professor’s perspective. Being from an international background (Beirut, Lebanon) while holding German Nationality, I understand what it means to be an international student with the intend to live and work in Germany.

This inspires me to develop the academic curriculum for the foundation year program in such a way that I know exactly what to prepare my students for and what teaching techniques will support them to be successful at our university. As science is not only my passion but also the specific area I specialize in, it provides me with the experience and the knowledge to advise my students as an academic advisor and inspire them as a lecturer. As mathematics is at the heart of all study directions at Constructor University, I too lead the mathematics modules within the IFY program with the prospect to advise students and improve their skills for continued success.

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Tamara von Drathen

Academic Advisor for subject area Society
Lecturer of Business & Career Development
International Foundation Year

As an academic in business and management with a background in economic development, I am dedicated in ensuring students get a sound foundation in comprehending the fundamental topics in business and social sciences. My teaching approach focuses on ensuring foundation year students have both the theoretical background and practical application of the topics they are being taught. I also aim to ensure students are eased into undergraduate studies well prepared. In my role as an academic advisor, I withdraw from my background of previously being an international student myself to my work experience in international organisations and German companies to give the students career and academic advice that is relevant and applicable.

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Holm Hofmann

Lecturer of Academic English Literacy & German Language
International Foundation Year

I am a passionate lecturer who likes to help his students to improve their skills. After obtaining a master’s degree from the University of Middlesex, London, UK (Translation Theory and Practice), I worked for over 15 years in the private and public sector in the UK. I have been teaching English and German at Constructor University since 2019.

muhammad khalid

Muhammad Khalid

Academic Advisor for subject area Technology
Lecturer of Technology & Coding
International Foundation Year

I am a passionate educator and researcher specializing in Computer Science and Data Science. Committed to inspiring future tech leaders, I explore various topics, from algorithms to machine learning.

My mission: bridge theory and practice, empowering students for the data-driven world.

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Stephanie Rahi

Lecturer of TestAS Training
International Foundation Year

We have recently moved to Bremen from Lebanon. I am a mother of 3-year-old twin girls; I enjoy spending time with them. You will find me most of the time in a playground. I have a master’s degree in Human Nutrition – Community Nutrition. Apart from that, I enjoy doing sports, walking, and reading a nice book.

Contact & Support

Should you have questions regarding the admission process or the International Foundation Year Program in general, do not hesitate to contact the International Foundation Year Team.

Paula Serrano Porta
IFY Recruitment Conversion Officer
Skype: foundationyear
Email: foundationyear@constructor.university

I am originally from sunny Spain. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Art History and a Master’s Degree in Contemporary History. I love working in an international environment and getting to know different cultures. In my free time, I enjoy reading, long walks with my dogs and spending time with family and friends.
Languages I speak: English, Spanish

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