Brigitte Kürsteiner

Brigitte Kürsteiner
Pfistergasse 20
6000 Luzern 7
041 203 02 11

Funktionen an der PH Luzern

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

Weitere Funktionen und Tätigkeiten

  • Lecturer

Arbeits- und Beratungsschwerpunkte / Expertise

  • International Networks
    - Partnerships
    - Knowledge Hubs
    - Consultancy
    - Financial Support for Projects and People Mobility
  • International Projects (Financial Support and/or Project Management and/or Expertise)
    - Cooperation for Education for Sustainable Development with Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroun (financial support, project management and expertise)
    - Digital Media in International Higher Education (financial support, project management and expertise)
    - «Draw you as a teacher» in Cooperation with Université de Caen (expertise)
    - Postcolonial Geography (financial support)
  • Strategical and Conceptual Internationalisation, including International Office and Mobility Programs
  • International Teacher Exchange
  • International Curriculum Development
  • Research and Development
    • Fields:
      - Internationalised Learning & Global Learning
      - Relational Internationalisation 
      - Socio-spatial learning
      - Theories of Space
    • 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: Perspectives of Globalisation and Socio-Spatial Learning: 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, Brigitte (2016). Educational Visions as Cultural Processes: Student Exchange as a Form of Sustainable Internationalization. In Brigitte Kürsteiner; Lukas Bleichenbacher; Ruth Frehner; Antje-Marianne Kolde (Hrsg.), Teacher Education in the 21st Century (263-283). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.


The project aims at bringing together university teachers and teacher students of two collaborating universities of teacher education in Cameroon and Switzerland for the development of teaching units for ESD while integrating different knowledge spaces.


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?


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?


Conceptualizing internationalization as a relational process needs new thinking of culture as a process instead of culture as something to explore and experience. Adaptation is therefore replaced by non-representational approaches.