Lena Tichy


Lena Tichy Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    President's Office
    Internationales und Erasmus
    Falkenplatz 24
    3012 Bern


  • BFH Global Competence Lab project development

  • Organisation of the Summer School “Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity”

  • Inter- and transcultural competence

  • Diversity


  • Since February 2021 I have been working as a scientific collaborator at the International Relations Office, where I am responsible for setting up the BFH Global Competence Lab. Between 2007 - 2020, I worked regularly as a journalist for various print media (including "WOZ die Wochenzeitung", "Berner Zeitung", "Berner Kulturagenda", "Berner Landbote"). In 2014, I led project management workshops for young people for the national children's and youth promotion organisation Infoklick.ch, and in 2015 I managed an exhibition on the federal elections for the Politforum Käfigturm. During my Ph.D-studies in New Zealand, I got involved with an association called Write Where You Are and taught a weekly creative writing course in a correctional facility in Wellington. As part of this commitment I helped organise "Prison Voices" in 2018, a public reading in a correctional facility in cooperation with the New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
  • 2016-2019 Ph.D in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2011-2012 MSc in Equality Studies at the School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007-2011 B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Limited working proficiency
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom