Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.

From 2013 to 2017, he was Managing Director and Research Associate of the Centre for Research, Continuing Education and Counselling at the University of Applied Science for Social Work in Dresden. From 2012 to 2013, he has been Project manager of the ESF (European Social Fund) programme ‘Intercultural Competence’ at the University of Cooperative Education in Saxony, Germany. Since 2012, he is also a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK.

In 2011, he has been a visiting fellow at the Jagiellonian University and the Goethe Institute in Cracow (Poland) as part of the ‘Scholar in Residence’ programme that is regularly conducted by the Goethe Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities in Essen. He received his Ph.D. in social sciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2009; his dissertation involved a systematic investigation to the religious self of German Protestant missionaries in cultural psychological perspective. In 2009 and 2010 he has also been a Fellow of the ‘Global Young Faculty’, a program for young scholars by the Stiftung Mercator and the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities in Essen.

From 2003 to 2010, he has been a research assistant at the Chair of Intercultural Communication at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. In 2003, he received his Diploma in Business Administration and the Certificate of Intercultural Communication at the same university. From 2003 to 2006, he finished studies in Protestant Theology at the Evangelical Church in Germany. In 1999 and 2000, he studied International Human Resource Management, Economics and Law at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. During his studies, he gained practical experience in several occupational fields, e.g., international auditing, tax consulting (Istanbul, Turkey), and marketing (Warsaw, Poland).

In research and teaching, he focuses on intercultural communication, learning and competence, cultural psychology of religion, missionary action and religious identity in intercultural contexts, religious diversity in the Metropolis Ruhr (Germany), culture, conflict and violence in the context of religion as well as theory, methodology, and methods of qualitative empirical research.

  • Leadership and Organisation Studies in the Management of Social Organisations
  • Management Education and Learning
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Intercultural Communication and Competence
  • Digital Education and Change Management
  • Qualitative Empirical Research
  • Since 2017 Professor for Social Work Management, Fachhochschule Dresden – University of Applied Sciences
  • Since 2017 Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer, Fachhochschule Dresden – University of Applied Science
  • 2013-2017 Managing Director, Zentrum für Forschung, Weiterbildung und Beratung an der ehs Dresden gGmbH
  • 2013-2017 Research Associate, Evangelische Hochschule Dresden, Germany
  • Since 2012 Reader in Samvada Research Centre, Oxford/New Delhi
  • 2010-2012 Research Associate and Scholarship, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Centre for Religious Studies

2006-2009  Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences (Dr. rer. soc.), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

2003-2006  Protestant Theology, Evangelical Church in Central Germany

1997-2003  Business Administration, Diploma (Dipl.-Kfm.), Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

2000-2003  Intercultural Communication and Competence, University Certificate, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

1999-2000  International Management, Economics and Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  • Fellow of LehreHochN, The Alliance for Higher Education, Alfred-Töpfer-Stiftung (2020-2021)
  • Board Member of the International Association of Social Work Management (Since 2019)
  • Fellow of LiT-School Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, ‘Problem-based Learning and Community Engagement’, Hochschuldidaktisches Zentrum Sachsen, Leipzig, Germany (2018)
  • Guest Lecturer (Erasmus+), University of Applied Science, Mikkeli, Finland (2014/2015)
  • Zertifikate Allrounder und Strategizer, LEAD – Mercator Capacity Building Center for Leadership & Advocacy, Berlin, Scholarship of the Stiftung Mercator (2014-2016)
  • Research Associate (Postdoc), Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford/UK (2012/2013)
  • Scholarship (Postdoc), Stiftung für Kulturwissenschaften, Essen (2011)
  • Scholar in Residence, Jagiellonian University/PL and Goethe-Institute & Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) Essen (2011)
  • Fellow at Global Young Faculty, Stiftung Mercator (2009-2010)
  • Guest Lecturer (Erasmus), University of Tampere, Finland (2009

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Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.