Currently working as a research associate at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied SciencesLeonore Franz is concerned with quality development at the Department of Business Administration regarding internationalisation and digitalization. She is deputy head of the SPiRIT research group.

As a graduate of Public Policy (M.A., Erfurt University) and Social Work (B.A, Fulda University of Applied Sciences) she collected international experience while studying and working for non-profit organizations in Russia, Greece, Italy, Malta and Egypt. She is pursuing a PhD on strategic internationalization in higher education through digitalization.