Prof. Dr. Katharina Kriegel-Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kriegel-Schmidt

Faculty Law
Location Vienna

Field of work



is the dean of the Study programme „Social Work“ (B.A.) at the European Distance Learning University Hamburg. She studied education, psychology and intercultural business communication in Jena, Strasbourg and Clermont-Ferrand and completed her doctorate on the topic of intercultural mediation at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2012. Until 2017, she was a substitute professor at the UNESCO Chair of Heritage Studies/Interculturality at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. In addition to her work at the Euro-FH, she heads the German Mediation Research Group (ForMed). She is co-founder of the School of Intercultural Mediators (SIM) and active in the scientific advisory board of the journal Konfliktdynamik. She is active as a mediator and researcher at national and international level.