• Anne Lequy is married and has two children. She lives with her family in Magdeburg.

  • She was born in 1971 in Montereau-faut-Yonne (France) and is a French citizen.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience and Further Qualifications

Since 04/2014

Rector, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (re-election 02/2018)

  • Successful application to the “FH-Personal” (University of Applied Sciences Personnel) programme funded by the German government and federal states (joint project with Anhalt, Harz and Merseburg Universities of Applied Sciences / 2020-2026)
  • Successful application to the “Innovative Hochschule (Innovative University) federal-state initiative (joint project with Harz and Merseburg Universities of Applied Sciences / 2018-2022)
  • Nominated for the “Higher Education Manager of the Year 2017” award (CHE Centre for Higher Education Development and DIE ZEIT weekly newspaper)
  • Project Manager of the German Jordanian University (GJU) in Germany (since 01/2017): www.german-jordanian.org/index.php/de/team.html
  • Project Manager of “Qualitätspakt Lehre” (Quality Pact for Teaching) (EUR 5 million / 2nd funding period 2016-2020)
  • Project Manager of “University initiative for the integration of refugees” (2015-2018)

Prorector for Studies and Teaching, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

  • Design, evaluation (re-)accreditation and development of study programmes (head of the Studies and Teaching committee)
  • Internationalisation, continuing education and gender as cross-functional tasks: German Rectors’ Conference audit “Internationalisation of Universities” (10/2011-11/2012), “Family-Friendly University” audit and re-audit (2010-2019)
  • Project Manager of the Quality Pact for Teaching (EUR 5.2 million / 1st funding period of the programme funded by the German government and federal states 2012-2016): www.hs-magdeburg.de/hochschule/einrichtung/ZHH
  • Successful application to the federal-state competition “Advancement Through Education: Open Universities” (joint project with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg / 2014-2018): www.weiterbildungscampus.de
  • Quality management in studies and teaching: www.hs-magdeburg.de/hochschule/leitung/prorstl
  • Consultant for the International DAAD Academy (IDA)
  • Expert in accreditation and audit procedures at universities (D-A-CH)
Since 2006

W2 Professor of Specialised Communication - French (Technical Translation) at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

  • Dean of Studies in the Department of Communication and Media (until 04/2010)
  • Coordinator of French programmes, Erasmus representative (until 04/2010)
  • Organiser of the ERASMUS intensive programme (IP): “Introduction aux juridictions et procédures en Europe: objectif traduction" with six participating universities (03/2010)
  • Programme manager of the International Master’s in “Legal Translation and Interpreting” (Franco-German University, until 04/2010)
2004-2006French lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen on the BA/MA programmes in Cultural and Economic Studies
  • Lecturer in French at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Elected representative on the Institute's Board (1999-2003) and Faculty Council (2003) of the Faculty of Philology at FSU Jena.
  • Collaboration on the French textbook “Tout va bien”, published by Diesterweg
  • Organisation of the International Student Theatre Festival in Jena

Teaching of French and English in Magdeburg (Chamber of Trade, College of Further Education, Berlitz, Business English for Eurolingua, among others) and Leipzig (summer university)

Since 1998

Part-time work as a sworn French and English interpreter and translator for federal agencies, state authorities, the police, courts and notaries (Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt)

Studies and Research

Since 2010
  • Projects and lectures on university structure, organisation and policy
  • “New Service Quality” project for students and lecturers, the departments and administration taking into account diversity, gender mainstreaming, internationalisation and competition
Since 2000

“Translation didactics and corpus analysis” research project

  • Monolingual / multilingual concordance programmes in the training of translators
  • Corpora as a useful tool for technical translators
2000-2004 Research project: “Translation and Conceptualisation” (academic supervisor: Professor Dr. Krista Segermann, FSU Jena)

German-French dissertation: "Unbehaust? Works of less-known GDR women authors of the 70s and 80s"

  • University of Leipzig (graded summa cum laude, 06.12.1999)
  • Université Metz (with highest honours, 20.01.2000)
1997-1998Winter semester: University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (USA)

Master’s in English (4 years of English Studies), University of Metz, graded good

  • Master’s in German (4 years of German Studies), University of Metz, graded very good
  • Licence d'Anglais mention français langue étrangère (3 years of English studies with a minor in French as a Foreign Language)

Grants and Funding

2003 Funding of research project by LUBOM Thuringia
2000-2001 Funding from the Centre for Didactics, FSU Jena (pool post)
1996-1998 Three-year grant, French Ministry of National Education (dissertation)
1994-1996 Two-year grant, Robert Bosch Foundation (tutor programme)

Grant from the Franco-German University,

Fondation de France and Franco-German Youth Foundation

Memberships (Selection)

Academic and Educational Organisations

  • Member of the Board, European University Association (2021-2025)
  • Member of the scientific Advisory Board, Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre (Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education Teaching) (2021-2025)
  • Trustee of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) (2020-2023)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung gGmbH (Centre for Higher Education) (2020-2022)
  • Member of the University Council, Franco-German University (since 2020)
  • Member of the Standing Commission for Organisation and Governance of the German Rectors’ Conference (since 2018)
  • Member of the Speakers’ Committee of the Universities of Applied Sciences in the German Rectors’ Conference (since 2017)
  • Member of the Brandenburg State Council for Higher Education (since 2016)
  • Vice-President of the Rectors’ Conference of the State of Saxony-Anhalt (2016-2018)
  • Scientific Committee, Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA) (2016)
  • Sponsor of the Hegel Gymnasium Magdeburg, School against Racism - School with Courage (since 2015)
  • Member of Lehren funded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation, the Joachim Herz Foundation, the NORDMETALL Foundation, the Stifterverband (German Donors’ Association) and the Volkswagen Foundation (2014 cohort)

Social commitment

  • Democracy Ambassador, State Programme for Democracy, Diversity and Cosmopolitanism of the State of Saxony-Anhalt (since 2019)
  • State Women's Council for Saxony-Anhalt (Equality Ambassador, 2017)
  • Chair of the State Board of Trustees of the Internationaler Bund (IB Mitte gGmbH) - Saxony-Anhalt (since 2015)
  • Saxony-Anhalt State Integration Advisory Board (2015-2020)
  • Economic and Scientific Advisory Board of the State Sport Federation in Saxony-Anhalt (2014-2019)
  • Joint Speaker of the “Cultural Diversity and Internationalism” advisory council as part of the application of the state capital of Magdeburg for the “2025 European Capital of Culture”
  • “Women in Leadership Positions” advisory board of the Premier of the State of Saxony-Anhalt (2011-2016)

Professional Associations

  • Regional Association (East) of Interpreters and Translators in the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)
  • German Terminology Day

Skills & Interests

  • Russian: basic knowledge, language course in Saint Petersburg (summer 2001), foundation course at the Institute for Slavic Studies at FSU Jena (2002-2003)
  • Piano (10 years) and drums (5 years): solo playing and Big Band
  • Creative writing, yoga, cycling
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