International Office

The International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt, AAA) at HsKA is responsible for the university’s international relations. We are the central point of contact for our overseas partners and the main service center for our international students and guest lecturers on campus.

We also give advice and support to our local students on their study abroad options and to our academic staff on their international activities.

By actively promoting new cooperative agreements with overseas institutions and additional international programs, the AAA plays a key role in setting the university’s international agenda.

Due to the corona situation, the IO team currently has no direct office hours but you can contact us by phone or email.

Dr. Joachim Lembach


ECTS Institutional Coordinator

room 003, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1090

email: joachim.lembach(at)

Ms Silke Neureuther

Deputy Director and evaluation of international certificates

room 005, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1081

email: silke.neureuther(at)

Ms Irina Westermann

Office Secretary

room 004, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1084

email: irina.westermann(at)

Ms Marie Rüppell-Wee

Cooperation with France

room 009, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1087

email: marie.rueppell-wee(at)

Ms Lea Scholz

Incoming Student Advisor

room 006, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1086

email: lea.scholzspam

Mr Hannes Schwarz

Outgoing Student Advisor

room 007, phone: +49 (0)721 925-1085


Senate Ombudsman for International Students

Strictly speaking, the Senate Ombudsman for International Students - currently this is Professor Leize - is not part of the International Office but is nominated by the Senate of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences to help international students if experience trouble with any member of HsKA. For example, if you run into a conflict with a fellow student or professor, or if you feel that you are treated unfairly or differently from other students. He then will try to mediate the conflict. Experience tells this usually is successful. 

Therefore please feel free to contact the Senate Ombudsman as early as possible. Of course he will work discreetly and protect your privacy if you wish so.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Leize
Building N, room 106
Tel.: 0721-925-1373
Email: thorsten.leize[at]

Office hours: Thur 10:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. and by appointment


Office hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 2-4 p.m.
and by appointment
In case of personal problems, we can make confidentiality arrangements. Please contact us in advance to schedule a meeting.

Follow the International Office on Twitter @HsKA_AAA

Building R, groundfloor
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-1084
Fax +49(0)721 925-1089
Email aaaspam

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