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Short Stay – Intensive Course at the Stockholm School of Economics

"Creating the New in an International Context", dates: 14 - 24 May 2018 offered for students at Graduate level by Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.

This course will introduce participants to the “new world” of international business and, with the help of scholars at the research frontier and study visits to successful startups and leading established multinational corporations, be given the opportunity to reach deeper insight into several contemporarily pressing issues.

For course description, schedule, information about the course director as well as practical information on

There is no tuition fee, but an overall social fee of 4000 Swedish Krona including meals and social activities. Not included housing, travel and extra costs, housing cannot be provided. Please see here

SSE is expecting students at Graduate Level who are ready and prepared for interaction and vivid discussion on these topics and whose experiences and academic interest will offer fruitful contributions in class for topics like innovative business models, effects of digitalization, sustainability etc.  

The course will lead to 3 ECTS and will be graded (credit transfer for Cologne credits will probably not be available).

Students interested in this program are invited to submit their application to the ZIB WiSo until Tuesday, 27 February by e-mail to wiso-outgoings(at)

See details about required application documents and timeline for application and admission.


DAAD interview – Exchange term in Istanbul

Master student Florian Gontek talked to DAAD about his exchange term at the Türkisch-Deutsche Universität (TDU) in Istanbul. Watch the interview here.


Business English – Registration starts 19 January 2018

Registration for "Business English" and "English for the Social Sciences" language courses starts on 19 January 2018. The courses are open to all WiSo Faculty students but places are limited and allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

As part of the registration, you will need to take a placement test or send us a copy of a valid English certificate to evaluate your current English language proficiency. The next round of placement tests will start on 21 January 2018.

Bachelor students (excluding those studying Lehramt BK1) have the possibility to obtain 6 ECTS within the module Studium Integrale on successful completion and passing of the course.

Please visit the Business English page for more information about the placement test and the link for registration. Incoming students who wish to register and do not yet have an ILIAS account should contact the Business English team on wirtschaftsenglisch(at)


German-French Talks – Seminar for young academics

WiSo students are invited to apply for a four-day programme on International Politics and French-German Relations between 20 and 23 February 2018 hosted by Science Po – Campus Nancy. The programme is open for both bachelor and master students, particular for those studying Political Sciences. Financial support for participants will be offered by the German French Youth Association. The application deadline is 7 January 2018. For more information please click here.


CEMS Business Project Award of the Year

The CEMS Business Project "Market Intelligence with IBM Watson" with ABB, nominated by the University of Cologne was chosen as this year's winner of the Business Project Award 2016/17. Congratulations to CEMS Corporate Partner ABB with Corporate Advisor Oliver Lawrenz and the University of Cologne team with Academic Advisor Michael Becker-Peth and the student group Yiran Yang (USYD), Daniel Zimpel (UoC), Felix Hütter (UoC) and Peizhe Yang (UB) for their outstanding performance.


Summer school in New York City – WiSo@NYC 2018

As every year, the ZIB WiSo invites you to submit your applications for participation in our annual summer school in New York City, WiSo@NYC, from 6 August to 14 September 2018.

The 6-week programme offers a unique learning atmosphere in one the world's most vibrant cities as well as the opportunity to earn up to 24 ECTS. The courses are all read by US-American guest professors. Furthermore, you will have the exclusive opportunity to further expand your practical skills and knowledge during several corporate and institutional visits.

The deadline for participation in summer 2018 is 31 January 2018. Details regarding accreditation, tentative course content as well as application details and the link for the ILIAS course folder can be found on the programme website.


Erasmus placement opportunities

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Newcastle University are offering work placement opportunities for students supported by the Erasmus programme. Further information can be found via the aforementioned links.  


Internship/Erasmus placement offer at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

The Welcome Unit at Ca' Foscari University of Venice is seeking international students as trainees for a period of 3 or 6 months. Further information can be found in the attached document.


New partnerships with Hanken School of Economics and EDHEC Business School

From the academic year 2018/19 on, Hanken School of Economics and EDHEC Business School will will be available for an exchange term within the STAP programme.

For over 100 years, Hanken School of Economics in Finland has shaped the future of many successful leaders. Hanken is one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries and holds the Triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). The Financial Times has ranked Hanken’s Masters in Management programme no. 67 and 69 in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Hanken alumni work in leading positions in more than 70 countries worldwide.

EDHEC Business School, founded in 1906, is one of the leading French Business Schools specialising in business and management. EDHEC Business School is accredited by the EFMD, AMBA, AACSB and the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and was ranked as the top business school for finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2017. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education on its campuses in Lille and Nizza and has an alumni base of roughly 30,000 students.


Advice sessions for freemovers

The ZIB WiSo offers advice sessions for freemovers, i.e. students who organise their term abroad themselves, every Tuesday and Thursday, 2 – 3 pm. Further details can be found here.


UoC's team wins Solvers' Cup 2017 in Budapest

The University of Cologne's team brought the Solvers' Cup 2017 to Cologne! This year's team consisted of CEMS MIM students Lars Brockmeier, Johannes Fuehner, Fabian Lorson, and Christian Haas. The team convinced the jury to take NNG, a leading navigation software provider for the automotive industry, to a successful future in a radically changing environment.

Teams from universities all over the world took part in the competition. Other universities included the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Calgary and the University of St. Gallen.

The is a student initiative at the University of Cologne that organises workshops in cooperation with management consultancies. 


ERASMUS+ programme for internships

The ERASMUS+ programme offers financial support for internships abroad in Europe. Students who are going on an internship for at least two months and whose salary does not exceed a certain amount are qualified to apply for the programme. The terms and conditions for ERASMUS internship funding coordinated by the ZIB WiSo have been updated, now also offering students with higher salaries the opportunity for ERASMUS+ funding. 

For more information, please visit the ERASMUS+ programme information page. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact:


New partnerships with East Anglia University and Aarhus University

From the academic year 2018/19 on, the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences and the University of East Anglia will be available for an exchange term within the STAP programme. Details on who can apply can be found via the WiSo EXchange (WEX) International Outgoings Portal.

Aarhus University is a young, modern university located in the idyllic city of Aarhus, Denmark. Established in 1928, it has grown to become Denmark's largest university and one of the top-ranked graduate schools worldwide. As a student at Aarhus University you will become part of an international study environment characterised by research excellence and innovation: more than 12 per cent of students are international, with more than 120 nationalities represented.

Located in the vibrant city of Norwich, the University of East Anglia is home to over 15,000 students from all over the world. Founded in 1963, East Anglia has become most famous for its research quality: The university ranks amongst the world's top institutions for research excellence with 82 per cent of the university's research qualified as 'world-leading'. Broaden your horizon in a supportive environment, with leading academic specialists and access to exceptional research resources.


WEX International Outgoings Portal

The WiSo EXchange (WEX) International Outgoings Portal offers detailed information on partner universities, freemover options and international study and exchange programmes. After logging in using your student or university email account, it is possible to search via applicant group, university or region. Applications to international programmes are also handled via the portal. More information on how to use the portal can be found here.