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Andreas Merzhäuser – Headmaster with a Digital Agenda

Andreas Merzhäuser, Headmaster of the German Embassy School in Beijing

At the beginning of 2020, precisely on Chinese New Year, Andreas Merzhäuser came to China. Apart from his political interest, the German studies and history graduate had no connection to the country. Curiosity about the unknown and the chance to get up close and personal with a rising China that wants to shape the history of the 21st century brought Merzhäuser to the German Embassy School in Beijing. This is not his first teaching stint abroad. At the turn of the millennium, Andreas Merzhäuser was already working in the field in London – as a teacher and later as deputy headmaster. This initially opened new doors for him in Germany, where he ran a grammar school for over 14 years before deciding to go to China.

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