MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Miss Leonie Schoelen

Leonie Schoelen is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Education Sciences at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, and Paris Descartes University, France, working on Algerian higher education transformation. She receives a full doctoral scholarship by Cusanuswerk, Germany. Following a B.A. in English Studies, Politics and Society at the University of Bonn, Germany, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland/UK, Leonie Schoelen started her professional career with an internship at German International Cooperation (GIZ) in India. She continued with GIZ Benin before working as a consultant supporting the establishment of the Pan-African University with GIZ Algeria. Alterting over a period of two years, she took up a position of Project Associate with the United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany, and, 2016 in parallel, as Research Assistant with the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn.

Masters (including MRes, MBA, MPA), University of St Andrews, Scotland/UK
Current or most recent Employer

Consultant/PhD Candidate

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammerbeit (GIZ)
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: Consultant/Self-employed

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Education, Humanities, Political science, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Sociology

Contact Info


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Centre for Quality Assurance and Development (ZQ) Colonel-Kleinmann-Weg 2, SB II D 55099 Mainz Germany
Social Media

Leonie Schoelen (Other)

Public Profiles


Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National) ( 3 years )

Public Policy ( 3 years )

Education policy ( 5 years )

Other macroeconomic issues ( 3 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 3 years )


Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Governance (National)

Education policy

Other macroeconomic issues


Academic publications

Academic conferences
(sub-) Saharan Africa Higher Education Studies/Policy Conferences such as ANIE, irobi, 10/2019, MESP, Cairo, 10/2019



Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports
Pan-African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES)


Dissemition during fieldwork: scientific methods, training and pro bono coaching