Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Fields of Study

Prof. Dr. Katrin Bente Karl

Director of Institute in Bern

Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Postal Address
Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Länggassstrasse 49
3012 Bern

Studies in eastern and western Slavic Studies and recent German literature in Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Warsaw.

Member of scientific staff and PhD at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the university of Hamburg, doctoral thesis about the current Russian-German bilingualism.

Studienrätin, afterwards Oberstudienrätin im Hochschuldienst at the Seminar for Slavic Studies/Lotman-Institute at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Conceptual design of the project UnVergessen (; in German)

Awards: Landeslehrpreis of North Rhine-Westphalia

Since 2022: Professor of Slavic Studies

Key activities: Slavic plurilingualism and its change through different generations und life; language and aging; language and dementia, narrativity