Alexander Loch

Alexander Loch
University of Applied Science, Ludwigsburg

Prof. Dr. phil.


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A German psychologist & social anthropologist; professor for "Intercultural Competence Development" at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg (HVF) & head of the Steinbeis HCD Consultancy Center in Bonn. Current qualitative research & innovation action in cooperation with international organisations: Cross-cultural competence development; migration governance; values; refugees, social work & public management; AI & online-didactics.


Publications (17)
The East Timor conflict appeared to be resolved in 1999 by a referendum; however, the fragile state has experienced various new conflicts over the last years. The indigenous perspective on the postconflict dynamics considers conflicts as caused by disharmony between the world of the living and the dead. Numerous international actors in East Timor h...
Eine ethnopsychologische Studie zur postkonfliktuösen Dynamik im Spannungsfeld von Identität, Trauma, Kultur und Entwickling.
Invited overview lecture at the academic forum of GFMD summit 2020.
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Safe, orderly and regular migration requires good migration governance. Various international development organisations and UN agencies are committed to supporting their partners around the world to develop the necessary capacities to successfully implement the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (...
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cp. presentation of Alexander Loch on the Congress of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP, Bremen, 2008)


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Projects (3)
In cooperation with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and GFD this action research project explores, how "Perspektivwechsel" (changing perspectives) can be facilitated at both sides: International refugees in Germany and government officials, who directly communicate with them. A contribution to the discourse about a post-migrant society.
Cooperating with the City of Bonn, the HVF Ludwigsburg and the Bonner Institut für Migrationsforschung & Interkulturelles Lernen (BIM), the interdisziplinary team researches the status quo of transmission of "values" in cross cultural contexts (e.g. unaccompanied refugee minors in youth welfare institution). Descriptive, qualitative & applied.
In cooperation with the German "Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit" (GIZ) the team at HVF explores how trainings and other HCD-measures contribute to strengthen international competencies to implement the "Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM)".