"Siempre autónoma. Por mi patria educaré." 


DAAD, Bonn, Alemania


Dr. Jesús Pineda  


Professional career 

05/2017 – 07/2021 

Research and Studies Consultant 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany 

  • Management and implementation of the research joint project "Study Success and Dropout among international Students in Germany (SeSaBa)". 

  • Consulting and monitoring of DAAD studies on the topics of higher education internationalization and academic mobility. 

  • Dissemination of research results through presentations at expert conferences as well as publications and reports. 

04/2020 – 03/2021 

Digitalization Consultant 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany 

  • Coordination of the project "Digital Campus", development of a portal of networked platform services for international students in Germany. 

  • Responsible for the administration of digitization projects funded by the DAAD. 

  • Knowledge production and dissemination in the thematic field of "Internationalization through digitization". 

05/2013 – 04/2017 

International Affairs Advisor 

Welcome Center of the University of Kassel  

  • Advising and supervision of international students, doctoral candidates and visiting scholars at the University of Kassel. 

  • Coordination of socio-integrative events and orientation measures for international guests 

  • Support of the departments and central institutions of the university in the organization of visiting programs for international student groups 

03/2013 – 12/2016 

Scientific Associate 

International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER - Kassel) 

  • Participation in the planning, conception and execution of the project "Professional Training for Mexican Experts in Knowledge and Technology Transfer". 

  • Preparation and documentation of events, workshops and lectures within the framework of the program. 

  • Research activities for the preparation of publications on the topic of "Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Mexico and in Germany". 




10/2011 – 03/2017 

PhD in Social Sciences (Dr. disc. Pol.) 

Georg August University of Göttingen 

10/2008 – 09/2010 

Master of Arts (M.A) Higher Education  

University of Kassel 

10/2001 – 07/2007 

Bachelor's Degree in Educational Sciences 

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela 




Computer skills 

Microsoft Office 2019/365: Very good knowledge 

MS Teams, Webex, ADOBE Connect, Skype for Business: Very good knowledge 

Outlook, Lotus Notes: Very good knowledge 

CITAVI, Prezi, Imperia, SAP: Very good knowledge 


Spanisch:  Mother tongue  

Englisch: Fluent 

Deutsch: Fluent 



Selected publications 


Pineda, J. (2021). "But I am (not) from…": A qualitative analysis of intragroup self-differentiation processes among international degree seeking students in Germany. In J. Berg, M. Grüttner und B. Streitwieser (Hrsg.): Refugees in Higher Education - Questioning the Notion of Integration. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 


Pineda, J.; Moormann, B. & Knoth, A. (im Druck). Strengthening  

joint creation through online hackathons: Evidence from #semesterhack 2.0.: In Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung Vol 16 / Issue 3, October 2021. 


Pineda, J.; Knoth, A. & Willems, D. (im Druck). Internationalization of higher education: The case for virtual collaboration. In: Kaplan, A. (2021). Digital Transformation and Disruption of Higher Education. Cambridge University Press. 


Pineda, J. (2018). Problemlagen und Herausforderungen internationaler Studierender in Deutschland. Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Vorstudie im Rahmen des SeSaBa Projekts. (DAAD Studien). 


Pineda, J. (2017). The transformational Potential of Higher Education Inclusion: Biographical Trajectories of Students from Disadvantaged Environments in Venezuela. Universitätsverlag Göttingen. 



Selected lectures and events 




- Pineda, J. (2020). "Finding opportunities and getting qualified through the Digital Campus". Presentation at the Workshop "Credential Services to meet SDG". XHochschule. 09.09.2020. 


- Pineda, J. (2019). Language of instruction and daily life of international students at German universities: Preliminary results of the SeSaBa study. Presentation at the Dutch-German Expert Roundtable “International Education 2.0 – Demographic Pressures, Disbalance and the Quest for Sustainable Internationalisation”, 18 November 2019, The Hague. 


- Pineda, J. (2019). Bridging the gap between policy and science: Success and withdrawal of international students in Germany. Poster session at the 31th International Conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), 24.-27.09.2019, Helsinki, Finnland. 


-Pineda, J (2019) Researching academic success and dropout phenomena among international students in Germany: Methodological reflections from a Mixed-Method-Study. Presentation at the 32nd annual conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), 28 August – 30 August 2019, Kassel.. 

Bonn, 01.09.2021

Dr. Jesús Pineda 


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