International Relations Section, Faculty of Humanities

The Section for International Relations introduces itself

We coordinate the international activities of the Faculty of Humanities

  • Advice on all aspects of international programs
  • Academic support of incoming and outgoing students of the faculty and faculty cooperation, arrangement of learning agreements, preparation of transcripts of records, discussion of examination performance -  coordination between incoming students and faculty lecturers
  • Organization and implementation of international programs
  • Awarding of scholarships
  • Selection and supervision of Erasmus incoming and outgoing students of German Studies and DaF/DaZ; recognition of examination results from abroad
  • negotiation, conclusion of cooperation agreements

We are not a central institution or an administrative institution, first and foremost we are an academic institution that also takes care of administration and formalities.

We are a sub-department of the Dean's Office for Humanities and thus the link in international affairs:

  •     between the central administration and the dean
  •     between the chairs of the faculty and the dean

But also

  •     between incomings of our faculty and other faculties
  •     between Incomings and Outgoings within different subjects of our faculty
  •     between incoming and outgoing students of our faculty and the central administration, e.g. the International Office and, if applicable, the Examination Office.

In all international questions we are

  •     Advisor to the students and all staff members of our faculty
  •     mediator between administration and faculty, chairs, dean
  •     Advisor to the chairs of the faculty and the dean
  •     Mediator and advisor between foreign institutions/universities and the chairs of the faculty

We manage, advise and work creatively on the implementation of international contacts and meetings.

 Head of Section: FRAU RAMONA KARATAS M.A.


University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Humanities - Dean´s Office
International Relations Section
Universitätsstraße 12
45141 Essen

Raum R12 S03 H81

Phone: +49 (0)201-183-3371

Office hours:

01.04. - 14.07.2023

  • in room R12 S03 H81 Monday to Thursday 12:00 to 14:00 h
  • Online meeting possible by arrangement

17.07. - 30.09.2023

Registration for this office hours  is not necessary.

Appointments can also be made outside of regular office hours by arrangement.


Please note: on Monday, September 11th no office hours