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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 30 until July 13, 2018. 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.

Summer Program Liberal Order in Crisis 2018:

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

Social & Cultural Sciences

Prof. Dr. T. Beichelt

Comparative Analysis of Recent Challenges in Europe

Prof. Dr. M. Minkenberg

The Radical Right in Europe: A New Wave of Regime Change?

Prof. Dr. J. Neyer

The Fall of European Orders from the Roman Empire Until Today

Dr. M. Belov

Comparative Constitutional Populism

M. Zobel

Concepts of Populism and Radicalism

Business Administration & Economics

Dr. N. Cherkas

European Economics

Prof. Dr. K. L. Keiber

Corporate Finance

Dr. M. Wenzel

Intercultural Management Training

Dr. J. U. Mora-Mora

The Venezuelan Crisis: History and Present, Causes and Consequences

Prof. M. C. Pedley

International Marketing

Prof. Dr. Schwarze

Information Asymmetry, Corporate Disclosure and Climate Finance

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.