Education

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Dec. 2010 – July 2014  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Darmstadt University of Technology / Technische Universität Darmstadt

Research field: Urban governance and urban violence prevention

PhD Thesis successfully defended 1. July 2014

Grade: Magna cum laude (sehr gut)

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2011 – 2013  Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Overall GPA: Distinction

Awards:

*2012 Cathay Pacific Academic Prize for International Business

*2012 Norman Waterhouse Lawyers Prize for Competitive Strategy

*Admitted to Golden Key International Academic Honours Society

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2007 – 2009  M.Sc. International Cooperation & Urban Development

Darmstadt University of Technology / Technische Universität Darmstadt

Overall GPA: German grade: 1.42 | ECTS Grade: A

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2006  Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM)

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa

Specialisation in Business Administration

Distinction achieved in the subject of Economics

Awards:

*2nd place team award in the South African national L´Oreal Brandstorm Marketing competition 2005/6

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2005  Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Tourism Management 

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa

Overall GPA: Distinction (cum laude)

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2002 – 2004  Bachelor of Arts

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa

Main subjects: Human Movement Science / English Literature

* Sports scholarship holder – Judo

 

CERTIFICATES/SPECIALISED COURSES

Erasmus Mundus Internationalisation of Higher Education Programme (INTERHED)

Professional training on the internationalisation of Higher Education programmes in Europe and beyond

with specialised focus on the structure and management of Higher Education Systems, Joint Programmes and

the recognition of international qualifications.

Course completed online February – September 2014

http://erasmusmundus.it/descrizione/what-is-inter-hed.aspx

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University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Teaching Knowledge Tests:

1 – Language systems/learning and teaching

2 – Lesson planning and use of resources

3 – Managing the teaching and learning process

Band scores: 3 and 4 (4 being the highest)

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Media Concepts/South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC)

Course in television presenting

www.mediaconcepts.co.za