To shorten doctoral studies and to better prepare students for the international research market were the main goalswhen the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management was established. A centralized application procedure was introduced. Applicants present themselves in front of a scientific board. A structured course program prepares students the best as possible for high competition on the national and international markets inside or outside academia. Scholarships discharge students from teaching activities. And finally the structured doctoral program BiGSEM should allow students to choose their topic of research more independently from ongoing projects or a supervisor.

In 2011, even more than this was reached. BiGSEM became a structured doctoral program with its own written study regulations. It is officially anchored in the doctoral regulations of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. Students enroll in this program.

The average period of accomplishing a doctoral thesis is three and a half years now.
Students are coming from all over the world and frequently they are not only members of BiGSEM at Bielefeld University, but also highly integrated through various European cooperations in other European doctoral schools. In addition, doing a doctoral degree in more or less three years they also can obtain a co-tutelle de these or a joint degree. Students can spend several months at one of the European partner universities.

To mention some numbers: About 50 Mini Courses were offered by international researchers, 9 workshops joint with partners, 6 doctoral workshops were organized, and 14 international BiGSEM students were awarded with a doctoral degree by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.



BiGSEM student, Ghislain-Herman Demeze-Jouatsa, will defend his doctoral  thesis. It will take place on Friday September 21 at 2 pm in V10-122.

ExSIDE Research Training School

The ExSIDE Research Training School will take place from the 12th of September until the 14th of September 2018 at the Bielefeld University

BGTS mobility grants

Congratulations! Ghislain Herman Demeze successfully applied for the BGTS mobility grants.

Successful ExSIDE Second Network-Wide Training Event

in March at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Our doctoral studens participate at these training event R. Terranova, M. Nanumyan, E. Damdinsuren, S. Reissl, F. Li, T.S. Pham ...

CEF 2018

Nine BiGSEM members actively participated and presented papers at  the 24th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2018) in Milano http://comp-econ.org/CEF_2018/.

Call for Papers

13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory

Bielefeld University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

December 10-11, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2018