Dr. Lena Tichy


Dr. Lena Tichy Community Managerin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Office of the Vice-President Teaching
    Virtuelle Akademie
    Falkenplatz 16
    3012 Bern


  • Developing and supporting communities within the Virtual Academy

  • Digital Skills

  • OER

  • Diversity


  • I am a journalist by training: Between 2007 - 2020, I wrote 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. I began working at BFH in 2021 as a scientific collaborator at the International Relations Office. Since May 2022 I am part of the Virtual Academy as Community Manager.
  • 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