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Dr. Christian Rapp

Dr. Christian Rapp

Dr. Christian Rapp

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
St.-Georgen-Platz 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 56

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head, Educational Technology

Position at the ZHAW

Research Fellow, R&D, DIZH Fellow
List of Publications (APA):

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Technology-enhanced learning; Teaching/Learning/Researching with Web 2.0 / Social Media; Seamless Learning

Digitalisation & Academic Writing, electronic support of academic writing and its instruction

Research project management, including ‘lean & agile’ approaches

Train-the-trainer in Switzerland and abroad (mostly Russia and Ukraine) for didactics of political science, activating methods, simulations

European Union Studies, Security Policy, Non-proliferation Policy

Professional milestones

Professional milestones

Since January 2021 DIZH Fellow "Digitalisation and academic writing – new practices and theory development"

June 2019
Visiting fellow at Dept. of Media Technology, Linnaeus University Sweden.

Since end of 2017
Aquisition and coordination of EU Interreg Project "Seamless Writing: Expanding Technologies to Support Thesis Writing (SWETLANA)"

Since 2016
Coaquisition and coordination of EU Interreg Project "Basis Project Seamless Leaerning" within Internationl Lake Constance University Lab "SeaL - Seamless Learning in Lake Constance area". Project duration: 01.2017-12.2020. (

November 2014 - April 2015
Visiting researcher at "iSchool@UBC: School of Library, Archival and Information Studies", University of British Columbia (with Caroline Haythornthwaite), Vancouver in framwework of EU FP7 IRSES project IFA

Since 2012
Acquisition and Coordination of EU FP7 Era.NET RUS project: Social Media as a Catalyser for Cross National Learning (SoMeCat)" ( In cooperation with the
University of Perm, Russia; Ankara University, Turkey; Centre for Technology and Society TU Berlin, Germany. (Project Number: 30)

Acquisition and Coordination of a three year research project/ institutional partnership granted by Swiss National Science Foundation "Implementing state-of-the-art didactics/ methods and research tools in academic teaching" with partners from Armenia (Yerevan), Ukraine (Kiev) and Russia (Voronzeh).

2009 – 2013
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland. Research Fellow, Deputy director of the Centre for Education and New Learning, Establish-ing and Leading the research team

Since 2007 / 08
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Winterthur,
Switzerland. Institute for Business Technology. Lecturer in the Master of Business Technology

2007 – 2009
Nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research GmbH, Berlin
Project coordinator of research project „Terrorism and Internet: old threats - new channels“ in cooperation with Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University Israel and NATO

Since 2002
Foundations for Civic Education, German Army, EU Commission representation Munich, Higher Education Institutions
Freelance lecturer and moderator, one employee
Seminar in international politic issues: Politics, Conflict prevention and intervention, EU, didactics of civic education and competence elements for German and international audience, moderation of public participation procedures.

2001 – 2004
Agora company,
Civic Education, Knowledge transfer using new media

Educational background

Advanced professional training

June 2013-September 2014
Consultancy and Coaching
TOPS München-Berlin e.V.

October 2011 to November 2011
Research project management
Kanban in software development
Business Process Model and Notation 2.0

April 2011 – July 2011
Leadership employing Transactional Analysis (TA)
Seminar for Transactional Analysis Voralberg, Austria.

October 2009 – May 2011
Leadership and Consultancy of groups
Section of group dynamics of the German research association for group psychotherapy and group dynamics

October 2002 – October 2004
Baden- Württemberg Certificate of instructional competences in Higher Education
Centre for Higher Educational didactics in Baden-Württemberg

October 2002 – March 2003
Adult Education

November 2002
Training as a moderator

PhD thesis defended January 2017. Title: “European Foreign Policy – a new framework for analysis”. University of Wuppertal. Friedrich Naumann PhD Fellowship.

2001: Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Essex, Thesis: “A rational actor approach to International Mediation”

1999: Undergraduate studies in Political Science, Psychology, Sociology at the Friedrich Al-exander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Other publications

List of publications (APA):