DAAD Information Centre Tel Aviv
Program Officer, PhD and research scholarships
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Nitzan Chelouche advises young academics, doctoral students and researchers on study and research opportunities in Germany and coordinates the DAAD’s scholarship application cycles. Since joining the IC in 2016 she also designs and disseminates the DAAD Israel Newsletter and updates the IC’s website Facebook page.
Nitzan holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Germany Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Diplom (FH) in Integrated Design from the Köln International School of Design.
Program Officer, Master and summer language scholarships
Assaf Bloom has been providing counsling regarding Bachelor and Master studies in Germany and summer language programs at the IC in Tel Aviv since 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Assaf has taken part in artistic and theoretical projects with the Stuttgart Higher School of Music, ZKM Karlsruhe and the Berlin University of Arts (UDK) sound studies department.
DAAD German Lecturers in Israel
Gabriela Börschmann Ziegler
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gabriela Börschmann was born and raised in Dortmund, Germany. After completing her first master’s degree in German, Mathematics and Sports, at the Dortmund University, she attended a 4-year theater education program in the Arturo Drama School in Cologne. In 2013 she extended her studies to language didactics and cognitive sciences, completing a degree in Teaching German as a foreign language. Her approach to combine both disciplines, theater and language teaching, allowed her to work as an educational counselor for several institutes around the world.
In 2018, with the completion of her 2nd master’s degree, she was sent by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the Hebrew University for a lecturing position.
Tel Aviv University
As of October 2021, Anne Gladitz is a representative of the DAAD Lektor Programme at Tel Aviv University (Division of Languages). In Dresden and Budapest, she studied German as a foreign language, art history and law. She worked as a German teacher, qualifying students from different countries and diverse backgrounds. Between 2005 and 2011 she was a DAAD representative in Istanbul. During her time as a research assistant at Bielefeld University in the past ten years, she conducted research at UC Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar and collected empirical data at universities in Exeter, Budapest, and Istanbul on the importance of sociocultural background knowledge in the acquisition of German legal language. She was involved in the Law and Society Institute at Humboldt University in Berlin and participated in research projects on citizenship law and immigrant integration at Harvard and IDC Herzliya, among others. In addition to focusing on constitutional law and educational policy, teaching culture and language for special purposes, she is an avid enthusiast of performative teaching and learning.
DAAD Guest Lecturers in Israel
Dr. Michael Fisch
Walter Benjamin Chair of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael Fisch holds the Walter Benjamin Chair of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies (Walter Benjamin Chair) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a novelist and literary scholar and studied German philology and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin.
From October 2008 to June 2011 he was DAAD-lecturer in Tunis. After a teaching and research stay at the Institute of Semitic and Arabic Studies at the Free University of Berlin, he took up the position of a visiting professor in Cairo in October 2012. He worked there for six years with the DAAD at several universities. Since October 2018 he lives and works in Jerusalem.
Dr. Dani Kranz
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dani Kranz works as an academic anthropologist at Ben Gurion University, Israel, and as an applied academic and director of Two Foxes Consulting, Germany and Israel. Trained in anthropology, social psychology and history, her thematic expertise covers migration, ethnicity, law, state/stateliness, political life, organisations as well as memory politics. She has been conducting long-term fieldwork in Europe and the Middle East. Her current work concerns the genesis of moral economies as well as Jewish life and the fight against antisemitism as a consultant to the high commissioner of the German government for Jewish life, and against antisemitism.
Heinrich Heine Visiting Professor
Tel Aviv University
Frédéric Krumbein is Heinrich Heine Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University, Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, and the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman. He teaches at the three universities in a joint master’s program in European Studies. The program is carried out in cooperation with the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and teaches the students the political and legal system, the values, and tasks of the European Union. The aim is to show students how the European Union has achieved peace among its member states.
Frédéric Krumbein holds a doctorate in political science from the Free University of Berlin and a master’s degree in international relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris. He worked as a researcher at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin and as the managing director of the European Community Studies Association (ECSA) Germany. He taught at the Free University of Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR). At the HWR he continues to teach in the master’s program “European Public Management”. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for European Politics in Berlin.
Personal consultations: By appointment only.
Telephone consultations: Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:30
In 2022 our office will be closed on:
October 4-5, 9-10, 16-17
How to find us
Traveling by train:
Our office is located about fifteen minutes’ walk from the university station “Tel Aviv University”.
Travelling by car:
Parking is available at the nearby Faculty of Social Sciences parking lot.
Travelling by bus:
Disembark at the station “University/Haim Lebanon”.
Egged lines: 274, 572, 575
Dan Lines: 25, 13
Kavim lines: 633