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EDE-EM-in-Bielefeld

EDE-EM in Bielefeld is carried out under the roof of BiGSEM. An overview of the EDE-EM study program is given below. It is expected that all doctoral students entering EDE-EM have passed in their previous studies courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics that correspond to the BiGSEM core courses in these areas. Students without such prior training have the possibility to take the corresponding BiGSEM core courses during their stay in Bielefeld.

 

Structure of the Program (Curriculum)

180 ECTS: three year doctoral program

D1 (First Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory
Doctoral training 30 ECTS

  • 4 doctoral courses should be selected from the BiGSEM Field Courses : 4 ECTS each (= 16 ECTS)
  • Attendance at one Research Seminar: 2 ECTS
  • Courses in local language, see PunktUm: 2 ECTS for each semester (=4 ECTS)
  • Participation in the Summer School: 3 ECTS
  • PhD Proposal: 5 ECTS (elaboration of the PhD proposal with the two advisors and an external member)

Research work 30 ECTS

  • Elaboration of the dissertation: 30 ECTS (with a written first year progress report on the advancement of research)

D2 (Second Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory and elective
Mandatory: 45 ECTS (at least) Doctoral training 8 ECTS

  • Attendance at two Research Seminars: 2 ECTS each (= 4 ECTS)
  • Courses in local language, see PunktUm: 2 ECTS for each semester (= 4 ECTS)

Research work (at least 37 ECTS)

  • Participation in the EDE-EM jamboree: 4 ECTS
  • Elaboration of the dissertation: 30 ECTS (with a written second year progress report on the advancement of research)
  • At least one of the mandatory activities in D2-D3 listed below

Elective: 15 ECTS (at most) - see D2-D3 activities

D3 (Third Year) = 60 ECTS - mandatory and elective
Mandatory: 55 ECTS (at most) Doctoral training

  • Attendance to two Economics Seminar: 2 ECTS each (= 4 ECTS)
  • Courses in local language: 2 ECTS for each semester (= 4 ECTS)

Research work (at least 44 ECTS)

  • Participation in the EDE-EM jamboree: 4 ECTS
  • Research work to elaborate a dissertation: 30 ECTS (with the final version of the Dissertation)
  • Pre-defense: 5 ECTS
  • Final Defense: 6 ECTS
  • The remaining mandatory activities in D2-D3 listed below

Elective: 5 ECTS (at least) - see D2-D3 activities

D2-D3 Activities
Mandatory research work

  • Presentation of a paper in the first university, BiGSEM Seminar: 3 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper in the second university BiGSEM Seminar: 3 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper in the Annual EDE-EM Jamboree: 5 ECTS

Elective

  • (Additional) Doctoral course, BiGSEM Field Courses: 4 ECTS each
  • Presentation at an international scientific conference: 8 ECTS
  • Presentation of a paper at a research seminar outside the Consortium: 4 ECTS
  • Participation in the Summer School: 3 ECTS
  • Accepted paper in a scientific journal: up to 8 ECTS
  • Research stay within the Consortium at a university other than the two supervising universities: 8 ECTS
  • Research stay at a university outside the Consortium: 8 ECTS
  • Research internship: 8 ECTS


Practical information and support for EDE-EM students coming to Bielefeld will be provided by the local support staff and the International Office of Bielefeld University.

EDE-EM Coordinator for Bielefeld
Professor Dr. Frank Riedel

EDE-EM Deputy Coordinator for Bielefeld
J.-Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva

EDE-EM Managing Director for Bielefeld
Dr. Ulrike Haake

 

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