2010年10月12日，德国哥廷根大学副校长Hiltraud Casper-Hehne 教授访问高研院，受聘为“高研院特聘访问教授”。 聘任仪式结束后，Casper-Hehne教授做主题为“Doubt grows with knowledge —Intercultural Interaction: Problems and Perspectives”的学术演讲。聘任仪式和演讲由高研院副院长何成洲教授主持，来自南京大学相关院系的师生聆听了演讲。参加此次活动的还有德国哥廷根大学驻南京代表及南京大学精英德语班的全体师生。
Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne
Leader of the Department of Intercultural German Studies and the German-Chinese Institute for Intercultural German Studies and Culture Comparison
Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne has been University Professor for Intercultural German Studies / Linguistics at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen since 01. April 2004
Since December 2004 she has been Director of the Institute for German-Chinese Cultural Comparison. She is also head of the Department of Intercultural German Studies, founded on 01. May 2004, in the Seminar for German Philology.
Professor Casper-Hehne has been a member of the board of the Professional Association for German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF) since May 1999, and was elected as its chairperson in May 2001. The head office of the FaDaF has been located at the University of Goettingen since 01. October 2004.
Since 2009 she has occupied the position of Deputy President of Research and International Affairs at the University of Goettingen.
The current research interests of Professor Casper-Hehne lie in the areas of communication in the sciences, intercultural communication, cultural studies, testing and examining, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis.