Brigitte Kürsteiner

Brigitte Kürsteiner
Pfistergasse 20
6000 Luzern 7

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:
      - Mocility 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, 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.