Dr. Gabriela Ghindea on how her life has been shaped by her time in Germany:
"Germany is a kaleidoscope of different micro-universes, each with their own culture. Getting to grips with these has helped me to understand some important issues surrounding identity and to achieve a mental and emotional mobility. I think that I could live anywhere nowadays."
Current place of residence: Bucharest, Romania
Country of origin: Romania
Stay in Germany: October 1994 to July 1995 in Bremen, April to May 2001 in Munich and Berlin, October 2000 to July 2003 in Aachen, March to July 2006 in Berlin, October 2008 to July 2009 in Berlin, January to April 2010 in Berlin and Bonn
Education and research institution in Germany: IS Hermannsburg Bremen (secondary school), RWTH Aachen University, Deutscher Bundestag (German parliament), Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Occupation: Historian, Political Scientist, Employee at the DAAD Information Centre Bucharest