Mathias Kleiner

Lehre Departement WirtschaftInternational Relations Manager WING

+41 58 257 17

Mathias Kleiner is a lecturer and International Relations Manager at the School of Technology (Industrial Engineering). He is responsible for the exchange program for Industrial Engineering students. He teaches System-oriented Management, Global Relations, Intercultural Communications, and he is a coach for national and international consulting projects. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from FHS St.Gallen, an MBA from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, USA, and an MAS in Intercultural Communication at the Institute of Communication and Leadership, Lucerne, Switzerland. Mathias also holds an IDI Qualified Administrator (QA) license.

Area of Expertise

  • Intercultural communication
  • Systemic thinking


  • IDI Philadelphia, Intercultural Practitioner Certificate
  • Master of Advanced Studies in transcultural communication at IKF – Institute of Communication and Leadership, Lucerne
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh PA, USA
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration at FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences

Professional Experience

  • International Relations Manager at the International Office
  • Lecturer for System-oriented Management and Intercultural Communications
  • Project manager for school development projects
  • Software developer

Teaching Experience

  • System-oriented Management
  • Intercultural communicaiton
  • Coach for national and international Consulting projects


  • KLEINER, M., SCHMID, L. (2022). Integrating the Humanities into the Engineering Curriculum - Integrating intercultural competency (IC), critical thinking and experiential learning into the engineering curriculum locally and globally. 25th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education (ACIEE).
  • UEHLINGER, C., KLEINER, M. (2021). Bridging cultures – a process-oriented approach. APAIE 2021 Vancouver, Canada.
  • KLEINER, M., GLANZMANN, G. (2020). International Engineering at FHS St.Gallen. 23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Engineering the Future..