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PassoFundoAcademic Support Organization Passo Fundo grateful to Viadrina
Within their annual report the Academic Support Organization Passo Fundo gratefully thanks all runners of the Viadrina who took part in this year's ViaRunnung. The organisation awards scholarships to indigent Brasilian Students who in return try to help their urban district. More Information under or in the annual report.


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KochhausKochhaus at the Viadrina
Within the framework of the lecture „Applied Economics“ Prof. Dr. Georg Stadtmann invited one of the founders of the young Berlin startup “Kochhaus”, Max Renneberg, for a guest lecture at the Viadrina. Kochhaus is a grocery which is all about you doing the cooking; therefore, the edibles are being sorted according to recipes. The first shop was opened in September 2010 in Berlin/Schöneberg.



2nd edition of "Meat & Greet"
On 19.10.2001 the second edition of the popular „Meat & Greet“ event took place at the Viadrina; again students of Economics from all semesters were given the opportunity to meet their professors for an informal exchange.


Former doctoral researcher announced Professor in Macroeconomics
Rosemarie Koch (30), former doctoral researcher at the Chair of Macroeconomics, has been announced Professor in Business Studies with focus on Financial Management, Controlling & International Laws at the University Rhein-Waal. Belonging to the faculty of Communication & Environment, Professor Koch will mainly contribute to the BA studies “International Business & Social Sciences”; teaching will be held in English.


The university Rhein-Waal was announced victorious in an entrepreneurial competition held by the government of the state Nordrhein-Westfalen in order to found a new university. Having opened in 2009, the university now accommodates around 700 students, enrolled in four faculties: Communication & Environment, Technologie & Bionics, Life Sciences and Society & Economy. In the future the university is supposed to accommodate up to 5000 students, attracting them especially thanks to the international focus (70% of the courses are being held in English).

The Faculty of Business and Economics therefore sincerely congratulates Prof. Koch and wishes her all the best in her new position.



Evaluation of teaching (Summer Semester 2011) published
The evaluation of the courses “Makroökonomie” and “Macroeconomics” are now being published under Evaluation of Teaching.


RosemarieFirst doctoral researcher at the chair awarded a doctorate
Dr. Rosemarie Koch successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Aufsätze zur Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratsvergütung in Deutschland”. In her thesis Ms. Koch dealt with various forms of compensation for institutions in Germany; several articles of the cumulative dissertation have been published in both national and international journals.

For her private and academic future the Chair of Macroeconomics wishes Dr. Koch all the best.


Chair supported by German Federal Bank
In the future the research of the Chair of Macroeconomics at the Viadrina will be supported by the “Stiftung Geld und Währung” (Foundation of Money and Currency) of the German Federal Bank. In cooperation with Prof. Christian Pierdzioch of the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg the Chair will research the topic of development of expectations in various financial markets.
Herding von Prognostikern: Eine empirische Analyse von Devisen- und Goldmärkten

We therefore sincerely want to thank the German Federal Bank for enabling this project.



KnirpseAlong with Professor Stadtmann – preschoolers from the day-care centre „Oderknirpse“ at the Viadrina
For a second time Prof. Dr. Georg Stadtmann invited children aged between 5 and 6 years for a “lecture” at the university. The kids took part excitedly in a quiz and are already looking forward to returning next year.



NashGeorg Stadtmann in dialogue with John Forbes Nash Jr.

During the „Campus for Finance“ Conference at the WHU – Otto Bensheim School of Management – the Strategy Research Network (SRN) has organized a New Year’s Dinner. Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash Jr. provided the highlight of the evening with his Dinner Speech.

Georg Stadtmann: “For all involved it was impressive; every business student knows the Nash Equilibrium. So it’s great meeting this genius in person.”