Prof. Dr. Pia Stalder


Prof. Dr. Pia Stalder Dozentin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Business School
    Institut Marketing & Global Management
    Brückenstrasse 73
    3005 Bern


  • Professor for Responsible Global and Intercultural Management


  • Bachelor International Business Management (BIBM)

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Intercultural Management

  • Diversity & Creativity in Innovation Processes

  • Interculturality, Interdisciplinarity, Responsible Global Management and Leadership


  • Responsible Global and Intercultural Management

  • Interdisciplinary, -cultural, and national collaboration for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Diversity management competences for creativity in teams


  • Pia Stalder is Professor for Responsible Global and Intercultural Management at Berne University of Applied Sciences, School of Business, Institute for Marketing and Global Management.
    Her research, teaching, training, and counselling activities aim to strengthen the development of interdisciplinary, -cultural, and -national communication competences. These competences are key for respect-, peace-, and thus successful collaboration across physical and mental boundaries. Pia is committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to education, equality, peace, justice, strong institutions, and partnerships. To contribute to the achievement of these goals, she closely collaborates with different partners on the African continent and beyond. She also lectures at the University of Bucharest (Department-UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance, and Sustainable Development) and at the University of Luxemburg (Master in Learning & Communication in Multilingual & Multicultural Contexts).
    Recent publications include articles about communication strategies in international work settings and on creativity in intercultural teams.
  • Since 2021 Business Mentor Swiss Post
  • Since 2012 Lecturer University of Bucharest, UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development
  • 2019-2022 Associate Professor for Intercultural Management HEIG-VD, Département Haute Ecole de Gestion (HEG)
  • 2014-2019 Entrepreneur Self-employed
  • 2009-2014 Scientific Advisor (Africa Desk) State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI)
  • 2002-2008 Assistant University of Berne, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of French Language and Literature
  • 2007 Guest Lecturer Syddansk Universitet & Presence Switzerland (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, FDFA)
  • 2017-2019 Business Mentor (with Federal Certificate) Coachingzentrum Olten
  • 2002-2008 PhD in Intercultural Communication University of Bern & University of Fribourg (CH)
  • 2002-2004 Certificate "Hochschullehre/Higher Education" Zentrum für Universitäre Weiterbildung (ZUW), University of Bern
  • 1994-1999 BA and MA in French Language and Literature & in Spanish Language and Literature University of Bern
  • Licences for tools to (further) develop intercultural competencies:
    - Since 2022: Intercultural Development Inventory®, IDI Qualified Administration License.
    - Since 2020: Global DISC TM, Accredited Global DISC Coach License.



Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Spanish - Full professional proficiency
  • Italian - Elementary proficiency
  • Portuguese - Elementary proficiency
  • Canada
  • Cote D'Ivoire
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • Spain
  • South Africa