Name: Ute Straub


Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving: Member at large (since 2016-2020)

Affiliation and Position: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt a.M:, Germany; tenure professor

Membership of organisations

  • German Association of Social Work (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit, dgsa) and Chair of the section International Social Work
  • German Association of Social Workers (Deutscher Berufsverband für Soziale Arbeit, dbsh, member of the IFSW)

Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees):

MA in Education, Psychology, Art History,

PhD in Education, Ruprecht Karls-University, Heidelberg (Thesis: “Instutionalization and Professionaliszation in Feminist Projects”)

Languages written and spoken: English, French, Spanish

Interest Areas (social work teaching, research and practice):

  • International and transnational sw
  • Methods and theories of sw
  • Gender and family issues
  • Social development and capacity building

Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others):

  • Teaching in the “social work” and the “social work transnational” programmes
  • Teaching several times a year at our European partner universities
  • Promoting and implementing activities for Internationalization at Home (I@H)
  • Implementing of conferencing approaches like family group conferencing, neighbourhood conferencing, conferencing in juvenile justice issues in sw in Germany: Co-founder of the association NetKo – Network for the Promotion of Conferencing Approaches
  • Starting to implement Service User Involvement in teaching and curriculum development
  • Member in an association against domestic violence