Dr. Schoenbach discussing research with Cox Center Research Assistant Jianchuan Henry Zhou.

Zeppelin University Vice President of International Relations Discusses Exchanges During Visit Organized by Cox Center

Dr. Klaus Schoenbach, Vice President for International Relations at Zeppelin University, spent two days at the University of Georgia in February exploring possible student and faculty exchanges involving the two universities.

Based on a schedule organized by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, Dr. Schoebach visited key administrators in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a faculty member in the Terry College of Business, and a representative of the Office for International Affairs.

The Cox Center is the international outreach unit of the Grady College.

Dr. Schoenbach primarily was interested in developing student and faculty exchanges for his university, located in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The private university has three majors: Corporate Management and Economics, Communication and Cultural Mamagement, and Public Management and Governance.

At Grady, he met with the heads of the Departments of Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism and Telecommunications Arts and with Associate Deans Alison Alexander and Jeffrey Springston.
The match between the Grady College's focus on management instruction for the communication professions and instruction at his own university was particularly good, Dr. Schoenbach said.

Zeppelin University, with current student enrollment of 500 and a planned enrollment of 800, is offering approximately half of its courses in English. The University already has exchanges relationships with universities in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and Australia.
In addition to the University of Georgia, Dr. Schoenbach also visited Washburn University in Kansas and Old Dominion University in Virginia.

Dr. Schoenbach, an internationally recognized expert in mass communication research, also holds an appointment in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam.