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Political Science, Department
Department für Governance und Historische Wissenschaft
- Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße 14
- 94030 Passau
- Phone: +49 851 509-2900
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Special features regarding teachingStrong interdisciplinary character and work at the interface to other disciplines: Emphasis on the comparative aspects of political science, international focus provided by many visiting academics and international events (EurasiaMUN conference), comparative government theory; Comparative political culture, governance; Political Field Analysis; European integration, comparative foreign policy and EU foreign policy; Identity theory and comparative regionalisation; Totalitarianism/extremism
Special features regarding the international orientationPartner university of the DAAD for the programme ‘Good Governance and Public Policy’, in which every year 8-10 Master students from developing and emerging countries come to Passau for full-time study. Recommended stays abroad (work placement, study, practical experience, final thesis, research placement) at various international partner universities or practice institutions
Common partner universities for exchangeFrankreich Institut d'Etudes Politques de Grenoble; Universität degli Studi di Parma, Universität degli Studi die Pavia, Universität degli di Torino, Mittuniversität Schweden, Universidad de Heulva, Universidad de Vigo (Spanien) Eötövös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Website with further information on research activitieshttp://www.phil.uni-passau.de/forschung
Support for foundersparticipation in the annual “5-Euro Business” simulation game, participation in the monthly founders café and transfer centre consultation hours, research in the university’s own patent research database, participation in the GROW holiday academy of the Hans Lindner Foundation, faculty-wide “Business Plan Writing” seminar, applications for “start-up leave” to implement a business plan, i.e. students can take time out of their studies for two semesters, during which they have the support of the start-up coach, contact to representatives in business and industry, mentoring
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsClose cooperation with the relevant officers for students with impairments, more flexible examinations and programme schedules, intensive counselling and guidance by students and teaching staff
Characteristics of diversity advancementFamily-friendly campus programme, nursery on the campus, liaison officer for lesbian, gay, transsexual students; PhD students come from different countries; Posts for research associates are allocated to different sexes wherever possible; To develop a diversity concept, the University of Passau holds round-table discussions, in which the department is involved. Since 01.10.2017 there has been a Vice-President for Quality Management and Diversity.
Other special featuresThe range of options and specialisations in the courses of study are large, choice of cultural areas in the Master's course, Comparative Governance Research, Comparative Political Cultural Studies Research, Ancient Political Philosophy, European focus, Foreign Policy Research, internationality expressed by structural partnerships: PPGG programme of the DAAD, DAAD project on Tunisia, Eastern Central Europe-related, execution of International Summer Academies with AT&Texas and Klausenburg.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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