German-Arab Graduate Programme
Since March 2012, the Institute for Law and Economics (ILE) of the University of Hamburg has been cooperating with universities in the Arab region within the framework of the DAAD-funded project “Transformation Partnerships in Transition Countries”. As a core part of this project, the “German-Arab Graduate School in Law & Economics” has been established to improve the quality of research and teaching at partner universities in the fields of law and economics and new institutional economics, as well as to provide students with outstanding competences and knowledge in these areas.
The “German-Arab Graduate School in Law & Economics” program is jointly run by:
- Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), University of Hamburg, Germany
- Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Cairo, Egypt
- Faculty of Law, University of Cairo, Egypt
- Department of Economics, British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt.
- Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Sousse, Tunisia
- Ecole Supérieur des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales de Tunis (ESSECT), Tunisia
In a well-structured international and intercultural research environment, the program offers doctoral and masters students from partner universities the opportunity to write their theses in Hamburg and with dual supervision by professors from partner universities and ILE.
During their research stay in Hamburg, the students are encouraged to participate in various workshops and seminars organized by ILE, such as the Hamburg Lectures in Law & Economics, ILE Summer Schools, ILE Jour Fixe, and ILE brainstorming sessions. Annual thesis meetings and doctoral workshops at partner universities are also organized in the framework of this program so as to enhance students’ research capabilities in law and economics, and to offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects in an interdisciplinary environment.
As a part of this program, ILE has also been organizing the annual “German-Arab Summer School in Law & Economics” in Hamburg. The summer school offers bachelor and masters students from partner universities the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary courses and workshops; such as Law and Economics of the Middle East, Law and Economics of Migration, Law and Economics of Religion, Law and Economics of Constitutions, Competition Law and Economics, Experimental Economics, Institutional Economics, and Economics of Islamic Institutions.
The funding of the “German-Arab Graduate School in Law & Economics” by the DAAD via the German ministry of foreign affairs has come to an end in December 2018 with outstanding results. In the framework of this program, 16 scientific papers have been submitted or already published, and 9 doctoral students and 8 master students from partner universities have successfully finished their studies. Also more than 100 students have successfully participated in the “German-Arab Summer School in Law & Economics”. The graduates are now highly capable to contribute to numerous debates in law and economics and new institutional economics, as well as to advance the state of these debates in their countries. Since the program has also aimed at supporting the participants in preparing for their professional careers, many graduates have already succeeded to have jobs in reputable international organizations, companies and research institutes worldwide. Though the program does not offer any scholarships for incoming students anymore, we continue receiving annually up to 10 international doctoral candidates every year who are spending a research stay at the institute and enjoying full access to the faculty resources.
If you require any further information about this program, please contact Mr. Hashem Nabas (hashem.nabas"AT"ile-hamburg.de).