International University SDI Munich

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International University SDI Munich
founding 2006
Sponsorship International University SDI Munich gGmbH
place Munich
state Bavaria
country Germany
President / Director Felix Mayer
Students 328 SH 2019
Professors 19th

The International University SDI Munich is a private, state-recognized university of applied sciences based in Munich . The legal form is that of the non-profit GmbH. The sponsor is the Languages ​​& Interpreter Institute Munich , whose legal form is an eV.


On December 13, 2006, the establishment of the university - at that time still under the name "University of Applied Languages" - was approved by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art. The university was established on July 1, 2007 and began teaching in the 2007/2008 winter semester. In January 2020 the name was changed to “International University SDI Munich - University of Applied Sciences”. The university is affiliated with the Languages ​​& Interpreting Institute Munich , which has been a training facility for translators , interpreters , foreign language correspondents and euro correspondents since 1952 . The president is Felix Mayer.


Since the 2019/20 winter semester, the university has been offering eleven state-recognized bachelor's and master's degrees in languages, business, media and technology:

Bachelor of Arts

  • BA International Business Communication
  • BA Business Communication Chinese
  • BA in Translation Chinese

Master of Arts

  • MA interpreting
  • MA Intercultural Communication
  • MA International Media Communication
  • MA International Sales Management
  • MA Conference Interpreting - German-Chinese Double Degree (in cooperation with Beijing Foreign Studies University )
  • MA Translation Management - dual degree
  • Máster Internacional para Profesores de Español como Lengua Extranjera

All MA courses are accredited for access to the higher service. The accreditation of the courses was carried out by ACQUIN .

Double degree BA in Translation & State Examination

As part of the double degree, all graduates of the Bavarian Academies for Translation and Interpreting who have successfully completed the state examination can acquire the BA in Translation in 1 to 2 semesters via the so-called "external examination", regardless of the year of graduation at the respective academy.


  • Heiko Beier , professor for international media communication
  • Florian Feuser, professor for intercultural communication
  • Regina Freudenfeld, professor of German
  • Gerhard Graf, Professor for Change Management
  • Antonia Happ, professor for didactics and language skills
  • Harald Henzler, Professor for Digital Communication and Change
  • Rachel Herwartz, professor of translation and terminology management
  • Patrick Kühnel, Professor of German as a Foreign Language
  • Anne Lehrndorfer, Professor of Technical Communication
  • Felix Mayer , Professor of Application-Oriented Linguistics
  • Lingqi Meng, professor of Chinese
  • Carmen Ramos, professor of Spanish
  • Pilar Salamanca, professor of cultural and business communication
  • Andreas Stoffers, Professor of International Management
  • Marita Tjarks-Sobhani , Professor of Technical Writing
  • Andrew Williams, professor of English

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Federal Statistical Office: Number of students by type of university, state and university, SH 2019, p. 59 (accessed on February 18, 2020)
  2. ^ Website of the SDI Munich . Press release from the International University SDI Munich. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  3. ↑ Overview of courses and departments . Website of the International University SDI Munich. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  4. Information on the double degree BA in Translation & State Examination . Website of the University of Applied Languages. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  5. Overview of professors and course directors . Website of the SDI Munich. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

Coordinates: 48 ° 5 '47.8 "  N , 11 ° 31' 55.3"  E