About Us


Who we are and what we do.

About Us


Who we are and what we do.

Founded in 1993 on the initiative of Dr. Rainer Zäck, AiB emerged as a nonprofit organization with its roots in the design, planning, and implementation of specialized education abroad programs for U.S. institutions of higher education. AiB remains committed to the original impulse and ideal of intercultural exchange of Dr. Zäck, who passionately built, expanded and pushed AiB forward for over two decades.
Today, AiB is a values-based nonprofit educational organization that develops and implements higher education, continuing education, and scholarly and artistic projects both independently and in cooperation with national and international partners. In its educational work, AiB is committed to a humanistic and holistic educational ideal. It counts among its guiding values the endeavor to deal responsibly with nature and natural resources, the advocacy of an open society, and in particular the respect for freedom of thought, science and art. Today, AiB sees itself as an international academic forum that brings people and cultures together and enables them to engage in an open exchange with a view to social perspectives for the future.

What we do


Education Abroad

Interdisciplinary Program Development

Personal & Professional Development

Our Team


Prof. Dr. Marcelo da Veiga

Academic Director

mdv@aib-bonn.org

Sebastian Welter, M.A.

Managing Director

sw@aib-bonn.org

Björn Riepert, M.A.

Senior Administration Manager

br@aib-bonn.org

Carolin Wübbelt, M.A.

Senior academic manager

cw@aib-bonn.org

Mats Liedhegener, M.A.

Senior academic manager

ml@aib-bonn.org

Mara Minkler, M.A.

Senior academic manager

mm@aib-bonn.org

Janette Yamanian, M.A.

Senior academic manager

jy@aib-bonn.org

Mira Arbeiter, M.A.

Senior academic manager

ma@aib-bonn.org

Hilde Koch, M.A.

Housing manager

hk@aib-bonn.org

Claudia Werth

Housing Coordinator

csw@aib-bonn.org

Lisa Pohlers

Administrative Assistant

lp@aib-bonn.org

Susanne Faillard, M.A.

German language Instructor

sf@aib-bonn.org

Jonah Werth

Apprentice | Program Assistant

jw@aib-bonn.org

Florian Königs

PROGRAM Assistant

fk@aib-bonn.org

Ariane Hanrath, M.A.

Academic CONSULTANT

Prof. Jeremy Wasser, PhD

Academic Advisor

Leonie Overwien, M.A.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

lo@aib-bonn.org

Eva Fürst, M.A.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

ef@aib-bonn.org

Annika Walter, M.Sc.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

aw@aib-bonn.org

Dr. Andy Brogan

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

ab@aib-bonn.org

Our Ecosystem


eutopia


Coworking in our inclusive Community.

Arts, academics and social issues – those are the areas that we have dedicated ourselves to in Eutopia. We are convinced that creative and innovative ideas can emerge where people meet and inspire one another. We want to facilitate synergies between artistic, academic and entrepreneurial approaches and at the same time provide room for individual development.

ibugi


Actualized philosophy for social change.

The Institute for Education and Social Innovation (ibugi) is a scientificallys affiliated institute of the Alanus University of Arts and Society. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marcelo da Veiga, it is concerned with the connections between philosophical thought and education as the basis for social and economic innovation.

 

Our Memberships

AiB is a member of these associations and organizations of higher education:

AASAP