Business or Academia? Bielefeld or the World? Having finished studying decisions like these have to be taken. Different professional lives or careers imply various interesting models of work-life-balance. Often at this stage of life the question of having own family becomes more and more important.

BiGSEM offers many solutions to combine a good family life with an academic career. It wants to motivate particularly female graduates to continue as a doctoral student.

If you like doing research and you may think of continuing with an academic career, take the courage and do it. And if you are starting having your own family, you will find solutions of combining both.

BiGSEM takes care of the members with family by a broad variety of measures:

■ additional family lump sum

■ childcare

■ extension of fellowships

■ consulting staff

Besides Bielefeld University offers a large variety of family support measures and is certified as family friendly university since 2006. It possesses baby care rooms and changing facilities all over the university as well as parentchild-rooms in the library. Besides it is running several childcare institutions. www.uni-bielefeld.de/familie/

In addition, several activities to foster equal opportunities are offered:

■ mentoring and coaching

■ special travel funds for female fellowships

■ bridge financing for an academic career after graduation




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