During the three years of studies, BiGSEM students in the economics profile have to obtain 40 ECTS in the field of Electives, while students in the management profile have to obtain 50 ECTS within this field. Possibilities of obtaining credits are given below:

  • Soft Skills Seminar (1 ECTS)

Training Activity I

  • BiGSEM Field Course (4 ECTS)
  • BiGSEM Reading Course with presentation (4 ECTS)

Training Activity II

  • BiGSEM Mini Course (2 ECTS)
  • BiGSEM Reading Course (2 ECTS)
  • Language Course ( 2ECTS)
  • Participation BiGSEM Workshop (2 ECTS)
  • Participation in the Summer School (2 ECTS)

Research Activity I

  • Presentation at an international scientific conference (8 ECTS)
  • Accepted paper in a scientific journal (up to 8 ECTS)
  • Research stay at a university other than the supervising universities (8 ECTS)
  • Research internship: (8 ECTS)

Research Activity II

  • Poster presentation at a conference (4 ECTS)
  • Presentation of a paper at a research seminar outside (4 ECTS)




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