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2019 / 20
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Special features regarding teachingEconomics in Göttingen is one of the few Economics courses in Germany that offers students an international perspective in the Bachelor's course, and more so in the Master's course, which is also reflected in the course areas of specialisation: International Economic Relations, Integration Policy and Analysis of the Economic Situation in Developing Countries. Attractive opportunities for a semester abroad, numerous courses taught in English and varied language courses complete the study programme.
Special features regarding the international orientationResearch-based teaching, focused on the issues of the globalised economy; Comprehensive support for semesters abroad thanks to qualified international coordinators and scholarship programmes for select partner universities; Guaranteed and transparent recognition of international credits; Partner universities in (almost) all regions of the world, with focus on Latin America and Asia; International dual-degree programmes with renowned partner universities; International visiting assistant professors; Integration of foreign languages into the programmes.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of California in Berkeley, USA; Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Seoul National University, South Korea; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; Kyoto University, Japan; Aarhus Universitet, Denmark; University of Adelaide, Australia; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Special features regarding the equipmentModern infrastructure: WiFi throughout, online learning platforms, e-learning (audio and video recordings of lectures, web-based exercise tasks), extensive software libraries and simulation tools, high-quality equipment in teaching rooms, CIP pools, modern subject library with extensive range of reference and textbooks and numerous well-equipped workstations, the award-winning Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Lower Saxony State and University Library – SUB) is one of the five largest academic libraries in Germany and a unique learning and study building in Germany.
Special features regarding research activitiesThe Faculty groups its diverse research activities into the three key areas of Compliance and Governance (Analysis and Formation of Organisational Structures), Marketing and Consumer Science (Investigation of Complex Networks) and Global Change and Development (current issues relating to International Business Relations). The Faculty has the largest research specialisation in Developing Countries in Germany, with three professors and the Research Centre "Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries: Statistical Methods and Empirical Analyses".
Website with further information on research activitieswww.uni-goettingen.de/de/432002.html
Support for foundersThe Faculty of Economic Sciences has its own start-up representative, recruited from within its own ranks of professors: The start-up representative is the first point of contact for start-up ideas at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The representative refers interested individuals to the start-up advisory service of the Georg-August University in Göttingen and in close coordination with the start-up advisory service monitors the first steps towards the idea and implementation. At the central level, there are numerous workshops and a competition on start-ups.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsCentral services provided by the university: Separate representative for Diversity Management at the department for academic affairs: Website with information on the topic of barrier-free studying -> information about equalisation of disadvantages, financial and technical aid; Accessibility map (web and app). At the department: Active inquiries at advisory services as to whether there are health-related reasons for any delays in studies; if yes: For example, students are granted more time for writing exams; deadlines for failing modules are extended.
Characteristics of diversity advancementuniversity: Signatory to the "Diversity Charter"; Diversity Audit; Bridging the Gap project for prospective students, students and doctoral students of the first generation (relevant information and advisory services, mentoring); Continuing education options for academic staff regarding diversity in academic affairs. Department: Equal Opportunities representative participates in all staff selection processes; Various newsletters for all employees in German and English; Students with children may take a leave of absence for the semester and still earn a specific number of credits (15 for 1 semester).
Other special featuresIncreasing proportion of courses in English, attractive exchange programme (partly supported by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD - grants) with renowned universities in Europe, Asia, South Africa, USA, Latin America and Australia, studies take no longer to complete due to semester abroad thanks to structured process for recognition of academic achievements abroad.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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