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Supported Cooperations

In the following you can find detailed information on the international cooperations supported by the Economics Teaching and Research Unit.

Europe

Tampere University

The University of Tampere developed from an institution founded in 1925 and commonly referred to as the "Civic college" (comparable to the German Volkshochschule). The guiding idea was that enlightenment was beneficial for peaceful social development. There was a great need for higher education in large parts of society, especially among the younger part of the population in rural areas.

 

Location

The main campus of the University of Tampere is located close to the city center, about a 10-minute walk from the main train station.

Students

At the moment there are about 15200 students studying at the University of Tampere. Every year about 1000 master's degrees and about 100 doctoral degrees are awarded. The number of employees is about 2100.

Main Language

The official language is Finnish, but the course catalog includes a wide range of courses in English. In addition, it is possible to take courses that are not available in English via self-study. This requires consultation with your local international student advisor.

International Exchange

The University of Tampere aims to become an internationally attractive and prestigious institution for study, teaching and research by 2015. An internationally active university contributes to the competitiveness and well-being of a society through its research and teaching. By pursuing this strategy, the University is dedicated to promoting justice and equality in society, the well-being of people in the country and the world, and interaction between cultures and sustainable development.
The current number of partner universities is 59.

Poznań University of Economics and Business

Established in 1926 and is one of the leading business schools in Poland. The PUE offers programmes at three academic levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD) as well professional post graduate studies and MBA courses.

Location

The University’s main site is located in the centre of Poznań, a 15-minute walk away from the Old Town.

Students

The Poznan University of Economics is state-owned and currently attended by over 15.000 students.

Main Language

The main language is Polish. Courses are also offerd in English language.

Rankings

The PUE is ranked one of the best business schools in Poland. The quality of teaching at the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Management is confirmed by the accreditation of the State Accreditation Commission and the Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education – EPOQS.

International Exchange

The PUE cooperates with over 120 international partners through various activities including student and teacher exchange, joint programmes and research projects. In 2008, this university received the award of the "Mobility-friendly University" from Polish Erasmus National Agency.

Accomodation

The PUE owns three student halls of residence called "Feniks", "Atol" and "Dewizka". International exchange students are offered accommodation in Feniks or Dewizka. Exchange students can book the accommodation through the general application form for exchange programme and contact the International Relations Office for details.

Official Website

University of Warmia and Mazury

With its foundation in 1999 the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) merged three educational institutions: the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Pedagogy College and the Warmian Theological Institute. It offers a great variety of opportunities to study at seventeen faculties.The Faculty of Economics contents 12 Departments. Noteworthy is the library which UWM has had as the largest and modern library of the north-eastern Poland since 2007. In 2004 and in 2008 UWM has been awarded by the Student Parliament of the Republic of Poland as one out of 70 "student-friendly Universities".

Location

Most of the teaching buildings and students accomodations are situated at Kortowo campus. Kortowo occupies an area of 230 hectares and is surrounded by forest and 4 lakes. Kortowo provides sports fields, swimming pool, shops, banks, a post office, and a medicine center. Kortowo harbor offers a water equipment rental service, including kayaks, and other. In 2011 Kortowo has been awarded by monthly National Geographic Traveler in the national contest "Polish 7 wonders of nature".

Students

The University of Warmia and Mazury is currently attended by almost 31 000 students: 22,600 in fulltime, 7,600 in part-time, and 600 doctoral. The UWM employs 3,300 persons in total, including 2000 lecturers (491 professors).

Main Language

The official language is Polish. In the fields of Economic Sciences14 study subjects are offered in English language in winter- and summerterm. For detailed information please click here.

International Exchange

Within about 60 agreements and letters of intent UWM regularly cooperates with many well-known foreign universities and scientific research institutes.

Official Website

University of Warmia and Mazury 

Office for International Cooperation 

Masaryk University

The Masaryk-University, founded in 1919 and located in Brünn, is the second largest University of the Czech Republic. During the founding period the university consisted of four faculties (faculty of Law, Medicine, Science and Philosophy). Currently there are nine faculties, including the faculty for Economics and Administration which was built in 1991. The university offers over 40 bachelor courses, 50 master courses and 50 doctoral courses, which are partially offered in English and German.

Location

The Masaryk-University is located in Brünn, which is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with about 400.000 residents. The city is located at the south-eastern border of the Bohemian-Moravian highlands and it is well known as an important research location. In the 19th century Brünn developed to an industrial city. Today the city is a centre of trade and with about 50 trade fairs a year Brünn is a meaningful exhibition centre.

Students

At the Masaryk-University there are currently (state of 2014) 38.166 students enrolled. Since 1922, 180.260 students achieved their degree at Masaryk-University. In 2014 alone 4.237 bachelor’s degrees and 3.288 master’s degrees were acquired.

Main Language

The official language is Czech, but the course catalogue has a wide offer of courses in English. Moreover, there are some study courses which are taught in English.

International Exchange

The number of international students at the Masaryk-University has doubled over the last years. Currently (state of 2014) there are 7.100 international students enrolled, which is 15 percent of all students at the Masaryk-University. 

Koç University

In 1993, the Vehbi Koç Foundation established Koç University (KU) as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The university offers over 22 undergraduate degree programs, 18 master's degree programs and 12 doctoral degree programs. The first and only university in Turkey accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Executive MBA Program is recognized as one
of Europe’s top 20 programs in the ranking of Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

Location

Located in the hills of Sarıyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campus.

Students

There are about 4,400 students currently enrolled at (KU). Taking into consideration a faculty staff that accounts for 400 people, that student/faculty-ratio is at a favorable level of 1/10. Furthermore, KU welcomes about 200 international exchange students each academic year.

Main Language

The main language is Turkish but international students profit from the fact that about 95% percent of all the courses are being tought in English. Therefore, international exchange students are almost unconstrained in their possibility choice regarding their individual classes leaving space to unfold and develop their personal academic profile.

International Exchange

95% of our Faculty have advanced degrees from top-tier US and European institutions and have implemented parallel pedagogical paradigms at Koc University. The international focus of the University is highlighted by an extensive network of partner universities all over the world with top notch institutions among them.

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Asia

Tohoku University

Tohoku University was founded in 1907 as the third Imperial University of Japan. The university is located in Sendai which is the prefectural capital of Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku region. Tohoku University is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research.Since its foundation, Tohoku University has been committed to three policies:“Open Door (門戸開放)“, “Research First (研究第一主義)" and "Practice-Oriented Research and Education (実学尊重)".


There are over 840 professors and more than 18.000 students including 10.997 undergraduate students, 4.402 master students and 2.734 PhD students (2010). Tohoku University is one of the selected institutions for Global 30 which is a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)'s project to further promote internationalization of core Japanese higher education institutions and to turn them into world-class international eduation and research centers. The university launches the Future Global Leadership at Tohoku University (FGL) in fall 2009.

Location

Tohoku University, Kawauchi Campus, is on a forested hill near the site of Sendai Castle and across the Hirose river from downtown Sendai. It is 3 km from JR Sendai Station, 15 minutes by bus and 30 minutes walking. Furthermore, Tohoku University has 5 campuses (Katahira, Kawauchi, Aobayama, Seiryo, Amamiya).

Students

There are currently 18,003 students studying at Tohoku University comprising 10,970 undergraduate students, 4,298 graduate students and 2,735 doctoral students.

Main Language

Courses in study programs for exchange students are taught in English.

International Exchange

Tohoku University has a strong emphasis on international exchange by cooperating with 173 institutions from 32 countries/regions all over the world.

Official Website

Tohoku University 
Tohoku Center for International Exchange

More Information

Cooperation Information

Foreign Trade University Hanoi

The Foreign Trade University (FTU) is a public university situated in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. Established in 1960 its educational programmes have been widened continuously.  Today the FTU offers majors and specializations in economics, business, business administration, finance and banking and foreign languages. The five faculties (Foreign Trade Economics, Business English, Business Administration, Basic and Fundamental Economics, Social Science and Human Studies) represent these fields of study which are offered in Bachelor as well as Master programmes.

Location

FTU comprises three campus. The main campus is located in Hanoi in the north of Vietnam. Besides lecture halls, it hosts a library as well as computer and language laboratories, sports facilities and much else. The FTU encompasses further campus in Ho Chi Minh City (North Vietnam) as well as in Quang Ninh (South Vietnam). 

Students

There are currently 25,000 students enrolled at Foreign Trade University (as of 2013).

Main Language

Foreign Trade University offers study programmes completely taught in English or in Vietnamese. Hence, exchange students are able to attend plenty of courses taught in English, even though thay may register for courses taught in Vietnamese, too. The official language is Vietnamese.

International Exchange

Over the past years, FTU has been expanding its network of international cooperations. By 2013, FTU cooperated with 151 universities from 26 countries worldwide.

Official Website

Oita University

Oita University is a corporatised national university which was founded in 1921 and was chartered as a university in 1949. This University was newly founded in October 2003 by the merger of the former Oita University and Oita Medical University. The Univerisity has been developing a strong relationship with Asian universities, but at the same time is keen to establish academic links with institutions in other parts of the world. 

The Faculty of Economics consists of three departments: The Department of Economics, The Department of Business System, and The Department of Regional System. In addition to the Faculty of Economics, exchange students are supervised and supported by the Center for International Education and Research.

Location

The university is located in Oita city, the capital of Oita prefecture in Japan.

Students

There are 4 faculties and 5 research courses.The total number of undergraduate / postgraduate students are about 5,800. About 200 exchange students study at the university every year.

Main Language

The main language is Japanese. The Exchange Center offers various Japanese language and Japanese studies courses to meet the needs of international students. Additionally, there are exchange programs called IPOU and Niho. These courses are offered in English.

International Exchange

Oita University aims to expand its Exchange Promotion Scheme by accepting students from partner universities. The university has about 70 international partners around the world.

North America

MacEwan University

Established in 1971 as the Grant MacEwan Community College, this institution was named after Dr. J: W: Grant MacEwan, author, educator and former lieutenant governor of Alberta. MacEwan University provides student-focused instruction in a warm and supportive atmosphere.

‘’We focus on teaching, so our students can focus on learning.’’

MacEwan University offers 8 four-year bachelor programs, 2 applied degrees, as well as 43 diploma and certificate programs.

Location:

The University is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

As of 2017, MacEwan University has two campuses. City Centre Campus (CCC) is the largest of the campuses, currently spanning six city blocks in downtown Edmonton. The Alberta College Campus (ACC) is also located downtown.

Students:

MacEwan University has 19,101 students and of those 12,038 are undergraduate students.

Main Language:

English

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Concordia University of Edmonton

For almost a century, the renowned Concordia University - formerly called Concordia University College - belongs to the city of Edmonton and is growing steadily.

 

The university was founded by German Lutheran immigrants who wanted to establish an educational institution according to their ideas. With the support of Lutherans from the American Missouri Synod, the university opened in 1921 as a junior college in downtown Edmonton.

Since then, Concordia University developed into one of the best "smaller" colleges in Edmonton. As a globally recognized university, it is committed to academic excellence in teaching and research. Annually, Concordia University welcomes approximately 2,000 students from Canada and 40 other countries.

Location

Concordia University is a private university located in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Students

There are currently 1,770 students studying at Concordia University. Among them, there are 1,640 bachelor's students and 130 master's students.

Language

The language of instruction is English.

Alberta is an internationally oriented state, with over 100 different languages spoken in the Edmonton region. Therefore, the government supports international language education from kindergarten to universities.

Concordia University, in turn, is also internationally focused and aims to promote global awareness with offerings both inside and outside of its academic programs. All students on campus have the opportunity to learn languages. Accredited language courses include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew and Latin.

International Exchange:

Concordia University students have the opportunity to take advantage of a wide-ranging exchange program. During one or two semesters at a foreign partner university, foreign language skills can be improved and new cultures and their learning environments can be explored. Close contact with Concordia University is maintained throughout the stay abroad and tuition must still be paid.

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) was established in 1961. Early in 1959, the Alberta provincial government decided to build an Edmonton facility to supplement apprenticeship and vocational training, which at the time was handled by the Provincial Institute of Technology (PITA) in Calgary. NAIT has been a leading polytechnic for more than 50 years now and the school marked its 50th anniversary in 2012.

NAIT is one of the largest apprenticeship trainers in Canada, offering 34 registered trade programs. NAIT provides career programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning, all designed to meet the demands of Alberta's technical and knowledge-based industries.

Location

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Students

Undergraduates: 10,950 (full time) and 10,000 (part time)

Post graduates: 1,230

Main Language

English

Webpages

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta ) is a public research university located in Edmonton , Alberta , Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford , the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford.

The university four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana campus in Camrose, and a staff center in downtown Calgary.

The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta.The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $ 12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or 5 % of the province's gross domestic product.

The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada as well as one of the top 100 universities worldwide.

Location

The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and overlooks the North Saskatchewan river valley and downtown Edmonton. UAlberta has 5 campuses, each of which is detailed below;

  • North Campus (original): Located in the province’s capital of Edmonton, on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley, the campus covers approximately 50 city blocks, with abundant green space among its 150 buildings.
     
  • South Campus: Much of the university’s agricultural research in areas such as food safety and crop use for food and industrial products takes place at the Edmonton Research Station, located here at the South Campus
     
  • Augustana Campus: An hour’s drive from Edmonton, the rural community of Camrose hosts the Augustana Campus. Degree programs in liberal arts and sciences are provided at this location, in an intimate residential learning environment.
     
  • Campus Saint-Jean: “The U of A en français”—is a one-of-a kind gem in the heart of Edmonton’s francophone community, and is just a short shuttle ride away from the North Campus. A French-language campus, Campus Saint-Jean offers degree programs in arts, commerce, education, engineering (first year), science, nursing, as well conservation and environmental sciences. Master programs in education and arts are also provided at this campus location.
     
  • Enterprise Square: Creating a vibrant hub in downtown Edmonton’s historic former Bay Building, Enterprise Square is home to TEC Edmonton, the Faculty of Extension, the Alberta School of Business Executive Education as well as family business programs. Moreover, administrative units including Advancement and Alumni Relations are also located on this campus site.

Students

The university four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana campus in Camrose, and a staff center in downtown Calgary.Saskatchewan River Valley , directly across from downtown Edmonton .39,000 students from both Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs available across 18 faculties at this university.

Main Language

English is the primary language of instruction for all programs, except those offered at Campus Saint-Jean (UAlberta’s French-language campus).

Applicants to Campus Saint-Jean must meet French Language Proficiency requirements

Website

South America

University Santa Maria

Founded in 1961, UFSM is a state-owned, regionally-oriented university whose main purpose is teaching, research and development. Its mission is professional education, in which it seeks to generate and cultivate science and technology in the interest of regional development, and the transmission of universal knowledge. It was the first state university founded outside the national capital of Brazil.

 

Location

The campus of the university is located in the Camobi district, 9km from the city center. The UFSM campus has 1960.57 ha and 270,945.39 m² of built-up area.

Students

Currently there are approximately 28.230 students at Santa Maria University.

Main Language

The official language and language of instruction is Portuguese.

Universidad de Cuenca

In 1867, the Universidad de Cuenca was founded as a public and non-profit university under the name University Corporation of Azuay. In total, it offers study programs in five different faculties, with the academic year divided into two semesters (mid-September - end of January and mid-March - end of July).

 

Location

Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador with a population of approximately 330,00 and is located in the Ecuadorian southern Andes. The central campus of the university is located in the historical center of Cuenca and about 10 minutes walking distance from the central square of the city, the Parque Calderón. Whereas, the Yanuncay campus is located slightly outside.

Students

Currently, the university is attended by about 15,000 students and has about 1000 teachers.

Main Language

The official language and therefore the main language of instruction in Ecuador is Spanish.

Rankings

The Universidad de Cuenca enjoys a very good reputation and is considered one of the best universities in the country. It is ranked 8th among Ecuadorian universities. It is also the main university in the province of Azuay.

International Exchange

The university promotes international exchange to a great extent and currently has 162 partner universities in 29 countries around the world. More detailed information can be found on the university's website in the International Relations section.

Accommodation

There are no student residences in the city of Cuenca. However, accommodation is possible with host families, for example. Information on this can be obtained from the International Office of the University.

Websites

Universidad de Caldas

The Universidad de Caldas (UdeC) is a public university which was founded in May 1943. It is located in Manizales, the capital city of the Colombian departamento Caldas. The university offers undergraduate as well as graduate programmes at six faculties among these the faculty of law and social sciences. Represented by the theme "Lumina Spargo" its mission is to generate, spread, and apply knowledge while contributing  to a sustainable society and solving regional and national problems. Its high quality of education has been re-accredited.

Location

Manizales is the capital city of the Colombian departamento Caldas. It is located in the Colombian mid-west, the west andean, nearby the volkano Nevado del Ruiz. Being part of the Región Paisa, Manizales is surrounded by the main coffee-grower axis of Colombia. Founded in 1849 by antioquians, nowadays the city occupies great economical, industrial, cultural, and touristical activities. Particularly noteworthy is the annual International Theater Festival which offers plenty of shows and events. Manizales is also known as the "city of open doors".

Students

There are about 11,000 students at the UdeC. The university offers 34 undergraduate and 59 graduate programmes. Comprising five campus, the main campus (Campus Universitario Principal) includes the faculties of natural and exact sciences as well as of engineering. Palogrande Campus contains the faculty of law and social sciences, Sancancio Campus the faculty of agricultural sciences, Versalles Campus the faculty of health sciences and Bellas Artes Campus the faculty of arts and humanities.

Main Language

Courses are taught in the official language Spanish.

Universidad EAFIT

EAFIT university was founded in May 1960 – to serve as a training ground for their future managers and administrators. Since 1971 it is recognized as university and has developed on to a broad range of studies: Mangement, Engeneering, Humaniaties, Laws, Economics and Finance, Science.

The national Education Ministry granted the EAFIT university accreditation as a high-qualitiy instititution in 2003 and 2010.

Location

The university is located on the south side of Medellín, which is Columbia’s second largest city with 2.4 million inhabitants. As a dynamic metropolis, the city offers wide spread cultural activities. The main campus of EAFIT University is arranged to be a University Park and covers nearly 128,000 square meters.

Students

Currently there are 13,400 students at EAFIT University. 10,200 of them are Bachelor students and 3,200 are Master students.

Main Language

The main language is Spanish. There are some courses taught in English, but basic skills in Spanish are necessary. Special offered Spanish courses give opportunity to improve these language skills.

International Exchange

The International office of EAFIT University has nearly 260 agreements with institutions in 36 countries.

Especially distinguishing is the “Spanish Program”, which the first Spanish as a Foreign Language Program in Columbia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes. Courses in proficiency levels A1 to C1 are offered in small, effective classes.

University ORT Uruguay

The University ORT Uruguay was founded in Montevideo in 1942. The university is currently the largest private university in Uruguay. There are 36 bachelor's and master's degree programs in architecture, mechanical engineering, business administration, economics, international relations, design, communication and education.

 

Location

ORT Uruguay University is located in Montevideo, the largest and also the capital of Uruguay, which is also one of the most important commercial centers due to its large port. The university has 2 campuses in different parts of the city: The Architecture, Economics and Administration campus is located in Pocitos, while the Mechanical Engineering, Communication and Design campus is located in Centro.

Students

There are a total of 11,000 students at the university, including technical, bachelor's and master's programs.

Main Language

All courses are in Spanish and taught by native-speaking professors employed by the university. International students should be fluent in Spanish for academic purposes.

International Exchange

ORT University has over 70 partner universities. Every semester international students come from different countries around the world, there are 30-50 exchange students per semester. Mainly students come from the following countries: Germany, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Portugal.

 

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