Dr. Eva Maria Bäcker is passionate about virtual learning. Her mission is to promote intercultural and sustainable ways of online education. Eva studied sociology, psychology and ethnology in Munich before becoming a certified e-facilitator and intercultural trainer. Her focus lies on qualitative research methods and education & science management. She is conducting academic research on internationalisation of higher education and intercultural competence in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the instructional design officer at the ifs internationale filmschule köln, she leads the online teaching research group of the future.film.education project.