United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany, located at the river Rhine © Elke Spielmanns-Rome

iQ! Bonn – Internationalisation & Quality Assurance

iQ! Bonn is an owner-managed private consultancy in the international higher education and science sector. The owner is the sinologist and communication expert Dr. Elke Spielmanns-Rome.

Our focus is on individual, practice- and results-oriented consulting for universities, science organisations and scientists.

iQ! Bonn offers, among other things:

  • Evaluations of international scientific exchange and university programmes
  • Practice-oriented workshops for German and international students and researchers
  • Introduction to German, Chinese and Japanese (scientific) culture and intercultural communication
  • Workshops on intercultural sensitisation and diversity management
  • Workshops on strengthening China competence in Germany
Portrait of Dr. Elke Spielmanns-Rome © Erich Rome

Dr. Elke Spielmanns-Rome

Independent Expert and Reviewer for Internationalisation & Quality Assurance

Dr. Elke Spielmanns-Rome, Sinologist and communication expert, has many years of professional experience in the university and non-university sector, professional experience in different cultural areas as well as an extensive international competence network.

  • PhD studies in Sinology, Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn (2010-2014)
  • Studies of Chinese Language, Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (1987)
  • Studies in Translation Studies (Chinese, Japanese) and Communication Research, Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn (1984-1991)
  • Studies in East Asian Philology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (1983-1984)
Professional experience
  • Independent Expert and Reviewer for Internationalisation & Quality Assurance, iQ! Bonn (since 2007)
  • Academic consultant with focus on China, China Access (since 2004)
  • Quality assurance/proofreading/production for various media companies (1996-2004)
    • Staff position Organization in the Division Management Editing/Product Development, Responsibilities: quality assurance and optimisation of communication and production processes, Stollfuss Verlag, Bonn (1999-2004)
    • Editor, Stollfuss Verlag, Bonn (1998)
    • Productioner, Dr. Otto Schmidt Verlag, Cologne(1997)
    • Editor, Akademie Verlag, Sankt Augustin (1996)
  • Head of linguistic research project/editing of multilingual specialist publications, University of Bonn (1988-1996)
    • Editor of the journals "minima sinica" and "Orientierungen" at the Department of Sinology, University of Bonn (1993-1996)
    • Head of a research project on the computer-aided compilation of a Chinese-German dictionary at the Seminar for Oriental Languages, University of Bonn (1991-1993)
    • Editor of multilingual publications at the Seminar for Oriental Languages, University of Bonn (1988-1991)
  • Various positions in international tourism/travel companies
    • Reservation clerk, Air Canada, Frankfurt/Main (1981-1984)
    • Passenger clerk, Frankfurt/Main Airport AG (1981)
    • Service employee, Strathhallan Hotel, Birmingham, England (1980)