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Program Overview

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"It was the character of Viadrina that affected me the most. I met and made friends with people from all over the world, people I’d never imagined I would meet, all treating each other with an outpouring of mutual respect. Viadrina may be in Germany, but it was there that I became a citizen of the world."

Alec Carver, participant 2015


We offer a variety of courses during our summer program which will take place from May 31 to July 14, 2017. Students select their course preferences from the list below. Two courses are included in the participation fee, thus we recommend all students to participate in at least these two courses in order to make full use of their academic stay abroad. Additional courses can be booked (please see Costs & Fees)

All courses equal an overall of around 30 contact hours. For a successful completion of a course, students need to regularly participate in class (min. 80% attendance), sometimes give a presentation and eventually complete an exam (oral/written) or write a number of essay. Students receive an official Transcript of Records which states their participation in the program and indicates the ECTS credit points.

For detailed information regarding the course content, assignments and schedule please refer to the syllabi.

Social & Cultural Sciences

Prof. Dr. C. Weber & Prof. Dr. T. Beichelt

Ambivalences of Europeanization

Dr. M. Keck-Szajbel

Introduction to the Idea of Europe in the Twentieth Century

Prof. Dr. P. Kolar / Prof. Dr. W. Heintschel v. Heinegg /

Dr. J. Behrends

Europe and Violence

Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion

Border(land) Studies: Theories and Empirics

Business Administration & Economics

Prof. Dr. J. Lowitzsch

Automation, digital revolution and capital concentration                              

Dr. N. Cherkas

European Economics


Dr. M. Belov

Direct Democracy and European Integration

Institute for Conflict Management

Ambivalences of Conflict Resolution: The EU´s Responses
to Internal and External Conflicts

Guest lectures
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Besides the academic program, the schedule includes a variety of softskill courses and workshops as well as extracurricular activities. These offers are designed to perfect your participation in the Summer School and to give you an extensive experience during your stay. These additional events are mandatory and included in the participation fee.