Sarah Hofmann completed her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Business Languages and Management (Indonesian/Malay) at the University of Applied Science in Constance. The program covered topics from the fields of business studies, cultural studies, business English and Indonesian/Malay. She finished her Master’s in Intercultural Human Resource Development and Communication Management at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena in November 2012 specializing in internal and external business communication as well as human resource and organizational development.
Sarah’s master thesis was “Social Aspects of Interaction on Board Merchant Ships” in cooperation with the MarNet-Project at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena. The thesis aimed at identifying individual and interpersonal factors that influence the interaction of seamen on board. The main contribution of her work consisted of a systematic overview of all factors found in maritime literature combined with the results of her own field research which included a 15-day field work on board a container ship.