Brigitte Kürsteiner

Brigitte Kürsteiner
Pfistergasse 20
6003 Luzern

Funktionen an der PH Luzern

  • Director of Executive Department of International Relations, Mobility and Cooperations

Weitere Funktionen und Tätigkeiten

  • Lecturer
  • Project Manager
  • Research and Development

Arbeits- und Beratungsschwerpunkte / Expertise

  • International Networks
    - Partnerships
    - Consultancy
    - Financial Support for Projects and People Mobility
  • International Projects 
    - Cooperation for Education for Sustainable Development with Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroun 
    - Framework development of new Critical Global Learning (cooperations with different partners in Brazil, Scotland, Israel)
    - Science Action in Schools for Sustainable Development (SAS4SD) with partners in Ghana, Cameroon and Switzerland
    - Hidden Learning for Professional Identity (HILPI): Coaching project with Partner in the Netherlands (KPZ Zwolle)
  • Strategical and Conceptual Internationalisation, including International Office and Mobility Programs
  • International Teacher Exchange
  • International Curriculum Development
  • International Education
  • Research and Development
    • Fields:
      - Mobility Learning & Global Learning
      - Education for Sustainable Development
      - International education
    • - Relational Internationalisation 
      - Socio-spatial learning
      - New Materialism/Posthumanism
      - Posthumanist Pedagogies
    • Main Methods:
      - Social Network Analysis
      - Experience Sampling Method
      - Qualitative Interviews (Grounded Theory, Focused Interviews, Photo-Interviews)

Aus- und Weiterbildung

  • 2015
    Doctoral research studies at the University of Fribourg: Mobility learning of teacher students: a Learning-Assemblage of Translocal Knowledge Integration
  • 2010 - 2014
    MAS Intercultural Communication, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
  • 1994 - 2000
    Master of Science in Geography, University of Berne, Switzerland


Kürsteiner, B. (2016). Educational Visions as Cultural Processes: Student Exchange as a Form of Sustainable Internationalization. Teacher Education in the 21st Century. (pp. 263- 283). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Rinaldi, S. & Kürsteiner, B. (2019). Mobilities of Education in North-South Partnerships for Global Learning. 30th Annual European Association of International Education Conference, European Association of International Education, Genf. 11.09.2019 bis 14.10.2019.

Kürsteiner, B. & Rinaldi, S. (2019). Materialising Global Education: Using new materialist theory in research and practice. Angel Conference - Academic Network on Global Education and Learning 2019, University College London, Development Education Research Centre, London. 09.05.2019 bis 10.05.2019.

Kürsteiner, B. (2018). Posthuman pedagogy: Basics of a new critical approach to teaching and learning. III Ciclo de debates O Rural e o Urbano, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. 12.11.2018 bis 15.11.2018.

Kürsteiner, B. & Rinaldi, S. (2018). New theories for education for sustainable development: what can they deliver?. 15-ième colloque international de l'Association Française d'Education Comparée et des Echanges, Association Française d'Education Comparée et des Echanges, Yaoundé, Cameroon. 01.11.2018 bis 02.11.2018.

Kürsteiner, B. (2017). Translokales sozial-räumliches Lernen als Zugang zur Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Bildung und Erziehung im Kontext globaler Transformationen, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth. 23.03.2017 bis 24.03.2017.

Kürsteiner, B. & Rinaldi, S. (2017). Translokales sozial-räumliches Lernen als Zugang zur Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, Bayreuth, Deutschland. 23.03.2017 bis 24.03.2017.


SAS4SD brings together expertise from Swiss, Ghanaian, and Cameroonian institutions to collectively develop and implement science curricula that links theory to practice and raises awareness about the need for sustainable development.


Rising enhancement and political instrumentalisation of the dichotomies global-local and globalisation-nationalism necessitate a rethinking of concepts of global learning. How can global learning contribute to the challenge of socio-political reorientation?


Bildung ist heute zu einem hohen Grad globalisiert. Welchen Mehrwert generieren unter diesen Umständen Mobilitätsprogramme in der LehrerInnenbildung? Wie verändern sich die Perspektiven mobiler Studierender in Bezug auf globale Zusammenhänge?