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Library

Bielefeld University is known for having one of the best libraries in Germany. More than two million volumes and six thousand national and international periodicals are available to students and faculty. The library's long opening hours, the open stack arrangement, and the user-friendly computerized cataloguing and lending system allow for a convenient usage of its resources. Participation in an online interlibrary loan service operated by a number of German universities makes books and scientific journals not shelved in Bielefeld available.

More literature can be found at the database of the ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

Computing Center

The central computing center (HRZ) is responsible for the development and supervision of Bielefeld University's IT infrastructure. An up-to-date computer network connects students and faculty with the world. Several computer labs and an internet cafe offer email services and web access. Graduate students at BiGSEM may use the school's own excellent computer equipment. Both the computing center and BiGSEM operate modern monochrome and color laser printers.

Accommodation

In Bielefeld, a large number of rooms and small apartments is available to students in various public and private residence halls. Numerous landlords offer additional living space in the vicinity of the university building. The graduate school has detailed information about the current housing situation in Bielefeld and assists new students to find appropriate and inexpensive accommodation.

International Students

Bielefeld University's International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) provides various services to international students. For example, it takes care of the formal admission of BiGSEM's students to Bielefeld University and other important legal issues. In cooperation with other university institutions, the International Office offers to international students the so-called Brother-Sister-Program. Interested students are assigned a personal mentor, a German student familiar with Bielefeld University and the various administrative necessities. The aim of this and other activities is to facilitate the integration. More information can also be found on the facebook profile of the International Office The administration office of BiGSEM offers assistance to all graduates and organizes German language courses in cooperation with PunktUm German.

PunktUm

Consulting services and German language courses for international graduate students fall into the area of activity of PunktUm, a project initiated by Bielefeld University some years ago. PunktUm's staff assists students to solve problems arising from cultural differences and helps them to get acquainted with German academic standards. BiGSEM's international students usually participate in one of PunktUm's German language courses.

Studentenwerk Bielefeld

The Studentenwerk Bielefeld provides numerous services to national and international students. It runs several residence halls, which offer inexpensive accommodation close to Bielefeld University. Its student restaurants and cafeterias located within the university building sell inexpensive meals and drinks.

 

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News

Lasha Chochua

Lasha Chochua successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade Policy and Social Choice under Ambiguity"

Congratulations!

Defense

BiGSEM student Lasha Chochua will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Wednesday January 16.

BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory took place at Bielefeld University earlier this week. The annual event is entirely organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. Out of a pool of applications, sixteen speakers where invited to talk about their research in various fields of theoretical economics. All of these talks took place in the plenary hall of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research amidst the green of the Teutoburg Forest. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts. Pictures

Serhat Gezer

Serhat Gezer successfully defended his thesis on "Dynamic and Strategic Analysis of Innovations"

Congratulations!

Defense

BiGSEM student Serhat Gezer will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Friday November 23.

New visiting PhD student

Elena Iakimova from University of Calabria (IT) is taking part in BiGSEM as a visiting student in the time from 01/10/2018 to 28/02/2019. Her research interests are mainly focused on energy resources.

Welcome!

BiGSEM happily welcomes ExSIDE students

BiGSEM happily welcomes three second year ExSIDE doctoral students who are now doing their research in BiGSEM during the academic year 2018/19:

Ms. Fen Li
Mr. Thanh Son Pham
Mr. Severin Reissl

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!