Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber
Prof. Dr. Weber is a DAAD lecturer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the German Jordanian University. He has been a DAAD lector since 2010, when he started teaching at the University of Jordan.
He is a professor in Classical Archaeology having studied at the Universities of Mainz and Bonn in Germany and at the University of Oxford in UK. He held positions in German Institutions in Damascus, Amman and San'a' and did Archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Libya. His list of publications reflects his vast expertise and experience in his field.
Dr. Oliver Ritter
Dr. Ritter is a DAAD lektor at the School of Applied Humanities and Languages at the German Jordanian University. He is Assistant Professor for the translation programme (Arabic, English and Germany), and also serves as an Exchange Coordinator.
Dr. Gerhard Jaiser
Dr. Jaiser is a DAAD Lektor at the School of Applied Humanities and Languages at the German Jordanian University. He is an Assistant Professor as well as a Coordinator of the Master Programme German as a Foreign Language “DaF”.
Dr. Jaiser was born in 1966 in Stuttgart. He studied German Studies and Linguistics and did his PhD in 1998 at the University of Stuttgart about “Carl Maria von Weber als Schriftsteller”. He worked at the Foreign Office at the University of Stuttgart from 2001 till 2003. He was a DAAD lektor in Jakarta, Indonesia (2003-2009) and in Hanoi, Vitenam (2010-2015) and since 2017 he has been a DAAD lektor in Amman, Jordan.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Pilz
Prof. Pilz is a DAAD long-term lecturer at the Department of Archaeology in the School of Archaeology and Tourism at the University of Jordan since September 2019. He received his PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Jena in 2008. Prof. Pilz has taught at Mainz University from 2008 to 2018, where he completed his habilitation in 2017.
His scholarly work centers on the archaeology, art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. More specifically, he is interested in Greek iconography, Greek and Roman cults and sanctuaries as well as urbanism. Prof. Pilz is currently directing an archaeological field project at Kaulonia in Italy
Mr. Michael Alszer
Michael Alszer is a DAAD lecturer at the German Jordanian University (GJU) where he manages the Quality Assurance processes of the “German Language Center” (GLC).
Mr. Alszer studied Arabic and French Translation and Islamic Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. After graduation in 2009, he held different positions in German institutions in Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Between 2016 and 2019, he was a DAAD lecturer at the King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh where, besides working with future Saudi translators for Arabic and German, he supported the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) joint scholarship program for young Saudi students and researchers.