Melissa Laufer

Melissa Laufer is a PhD candidate at CHEGG. Melissa graduated with her Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies from the Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon (United States), where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, German and Anthropology. Melissa is a member of the network of Early Career Higher Education Researchers (ECHER) and the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung. Her doctoral research focuses on the strategic and cultural aspects of the internationalization of higher education, in particular she is interested in the interplay between the internationalization process and university cultures.

Research interests

  • Internationalisation
  • International student and staff experience
  • Intercultural learning
  • Internationalisation of the curriculum
  • Organisational culture
  • Legitimacy strategies 
  • Storytelling and narrative analysis



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