Prof. Bernd Müller-Jacquier is emeritus at Bayreuth University. He studied Applied Linguistics (Bonn, Tübingen, Toulouse, Bloomington,IND) and taught at various universities as a lecturer (Tübingen, Coimbra, Paris III, Montpellier). In 1994, he was appointed professor of Intercultural Communication (Chemnitz) and in 2001, he became professor of Intercultural German Studies (Bayreuth). His area of research is Intercultural Communication with emphasis on empirical investigations (video tapings, transcriptions) of intercultural interpersonal exchanges in everyday situations and in institutional settings (International Offices, companies). He is founding member of the European Masters in Intercultural Communication (EMICC), a consortium of 9 European Universities organizing the annual “Eurocampus” (since 2001). His mayor publications include studies on German as a Foreign Language/
Culture, on communicative genres (e.g. first contact situations) and Applied Cultural Semiotics. Main research findings were adapted by Institutions concerned with intercultural trainings (German Development Cooperation GIZ, Bad Honnef or the trainer’s association Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research).
Dr. Müller-Jacquier cooperated with various international colleagues and received teaching and research grants at Gaskshuin Univ. Tokyo, Univ. de la La Habana, McGill University Montreal, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, Adam-Mickiewicz Univ. Poznan, Università della Svizzera italiana or Università di Urbino Carlo Bo.