Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Meet our Campus Director

February 17, 2020

Today we would like to introduce to you our Campus Director – Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby!

Dr Grindel-Denby defended her PhD thesis at Lancaster University (UK) and later moved back to Saxony, her home region, to work on opening the first European branch campus of her alma mater – Lancaster University Leipzig. Dr Grindel-Denby is an integral part of the university community; as a student you would meet her on campus almost every day. We have asked her to answer a couple of questions to give you an opportunity to get to know her a little better. 

What did you do prior to starting at Lancaster University Leipzig?

I have lived, studied and worked in the UK for more than 13 years. I did my PhD at Lancaster University and lived there for 6 years. I still have strong ties to the city and the university. I have been working in Senior Academic positions with international students for nearly 10 years in the UK and Germany, and have a track record of presenting at conferences/publishing on teaching international students. I have also published two books – one of them on international student migration.

What motivates you the most in your profession?

I love working with International students and find it fascinating to see how students from all around the world make a home in their chosen university town. I like to help them in their re-settlement.

Where can we find you at the weekend?

Walking around the Leipzig lakes and parks together with my kids and dog.

Five words that best describe you?
  • friendly
  • cheeky
  • loyal
  • sociologist
  • transnational

Any questions?

Please Contact Us if you need more information about Lancaster University Leipzig and our team!