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Prof. Dr. Niki Elefteria (Elni) Rigas

Department of Cooperative Studies
Professor for Business English
Specialist area: Business

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2426
F: +49 (0)30 30877-2019
E: niki.rigas(at)hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 5
Room 53016
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Faculty 2
Building 5
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Studied at the University of Athens (1986-90) and the University of Edinburgh (1991-92), graduating with a BA in Applied Linguistics
  • Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh
  • 1989-1999: Freelance work as languages teacher and trainer in adult education in Athens (Greece), Edinburgh (GB) and Berlin; taught HE courses and gave further training seminars for languages teachers

International contacts (e. g.)

  • External consultant to the Department of Education, University of Malta

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Business English in the subject areas: tourism, freight forwarding and industry
  • Business communication on the international business course

Research Projects and Fields

  • Business communication
  • Interpersonal management skills