Category: Internationalizing the Campus

Internationalization and Competence Oriented Research and Education (CORE)

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 44

This poster will show how adoption of Competence Oriented Research and Education combined with a five week teaching block resulted in increased internationalization at SRH University in Heidelberg, Germany.

Bettina Pauley

Head of International Relations
SRH University Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

Bettina Pauley is Head of International Relations at SRH University Heidelberg, Germany, and is charged with broadening the institutional portfolio of international opportunities like staff and student mobility, orientation for international students, internationalizsation of the Curriculum and SRH's International Week.
She has been involved in International education for more than 10 years. She started the Internationalization program at the School of Business from scratch, initiating an English Summer School Program, setting up a study abroad and developing an International Business Bachelor Program for foreign and domestic students.
She received her MA (German Diplom) in Business Administration from the University of Munich and worked in industry for many years in sales, marketing and product management. She actually started to work for SRH University Heidelberg as academic lecturer for marketing and sales and later became involved in internationalization.
Bettina is member of NAFSA and EAIE, as well as active with GATE Germany, the marketing organizsation of the DAAD. As many of the international students at SRH University Heidelberg come from India, she joined the Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft Heidelberg (German-Indian-Association).

Michelle Hett

International Coordinator
SRH Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

Originally trained as a medical scientist, Michelle moved into education in 2005. Using her international experience gained from living and working in the Middle East, Europe and Asia in the medical field, Michelle is now the Team Leader for all international aspects of a German Business School. Having been instrumental in establishing a bachelor degree programme in International Business, taught in English, she has since developed 2 MBA programmes in conjunction with US partner universities and is now establishing an Engish taught full time MBA degree in Heidelberg.The majority of Michelle's life is spent travelling, either commuting to work in Germany from Ireland or supporting partnerships with other universities. Michelle's passion for breaking down intercultural barriers and opening the mindset of students and faculty, encouraging them to embrace their differences, has not only led to the development of international projects for the university but also friendships between people, who might otherwise have never met. Michelle approaches life with a smile!