Lectureship for International Public Relations

Oliver Hahr and Dr. Gerhard Vilsmeier teach at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Hanover/Stuttgart/Schweitenkirchen (Germany), January 18, 2010 – Oliver Hahr (37) and Dr. Gerhard Vilsmeier (51) lecture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. Within the framework of the degree course „Public Relations“, they are preparing the students for the challenges of international communication.

„Due to the advancing globalization, international topics are essential for PR – also at medium-sized businesses“, says Prof. Dr. Ulrike Buchholz , holding the chair for Corporate Communications at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. „We are pleased to welcome two experienced practitioners, Oliver Hahr and Gerhard Vilsmeier, as instructors.”

The lecture „International Public Relations” is being held in English language for the students of the fifth semester. Hereby Oliver Hahr focuses on external communications. His agency oha communication in Stuttgart supports companies in developing and implementing international PR activities.

Dr. Gerhard Vilsmeier, owner of i&e communications in Schweitenkirchen, covers internal and intercultural communications. The media consultant and head of the DPRG group “Internal Communication” formerly was the chief editor of the employee magazine “SiemensWelt” at Siemens and later Head of Marketing & Communications at Siemens Real Estate.

As the first institute in Germany, the University of Sciences and Arts in Hanover had introduced the degree course “Public Relations” in 1999.  In addition to the Bachelor degree that has been accredited in 2005, the University offers a Master degree in “Communication Management” that is also being coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Buchholz.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Buchholz (center) welcomes Dr. Gerhard Vilsmeier (left) and Oliver Hahr (right) as lecturers for International Public Relations at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. Source: oha communication.

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oha communication is an agency for international public relations. The team supports companies in attracting the attention of selected target groups, in particular in the fields of design, technology and healthcare. The services include profile development, strategic and country-specific PR advisory as well as the coordination and implementation of PR activities. oha communication was founded in 2007 by Oliver Frederik Hahr and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information: www.oha-communication.com.