Focus on Asia
In response to the emergence of Asia as a major economic region, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics has, since 2005, developed a cooperation network for the benefit of its students. This enables students to specialize in the economies of this area.
With our program of Asian Studies in Business and Economics (ASBE) Masters students at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics can choose to specialize in the study of the Asian Economic Area and/or Asian culture. The ASBE program is worth 40 ECTS, of which 30 ECTS have to be studied abroad. Since 2005/06 the ASBE program has been fully embedded in the university’s curriculum and can therefore be integrated in any of the Faculty’s Masters programs. Our partner universities are: in Japan, the University of Tohoku and the University of Oita; in China: the University of Tongji and the Beijing Institute of Technology; and in Korea the EWHA Womans University. The ASBE Program is one of the most successful international exchange and study programs at the Faculty and supported by the German Academic Exchange Agency (DAAD) through ISAP bursaries.
Short-term Programs and Summer Schools
In the summer semester in 2013, the department of Economics held a first summer school program upon IT-Management for students of Tohoku University, Japan. This summer school program has also been offered in 2014 and 2015. In the summer semester in 2015, the program has been further developed and opened to the students of Paderborn. In the summer semester in 2017 a summer school which was part of the project MInkluWB (Mentoring-based Inclusion in business and economics study programs with regional focus on Western Balkans) took place at the University of Paderborn. Since winter semester 2016/17, the International Spring Program (ISP) has been offered annually. In this program, students from Tohoku University, Japan, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam, and University of Paderborn will be work on a project theme together as an international team.
International Student Forum
The aim of the International Students Forum (ISF) is to bring together students from different countries and cultures to enable them to develop an academic network through which they can explore global economic and societal challenges.
The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Paderborn University is a founding member of the ISF.
The ISF meets biannially. The ISF meeting alternately takes place at the following participating universities:
- EWHA Womans University, Korea
- Oita University, Japan
- Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
- Chiang Mai University, Thailand
- Vietnam National University, Vietnam
- Shenzhen University, China
- Paderborn University, Germany
Academic staff visits are a key feature of the Faculty's cooperation with Asian Partner universities. Visiting scholars also contribute to the taught modules of the ASBE and to the Visiting Academics program at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.
Partner Universities in Asia
|China||Beijing Institute of Technology|
|Korea||EWHA Womans University|
|Korea||Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information|
|Korea||Hanyang University ERICA|
|Vietnam||Foreign Trade University|