BISS (Summer School & Spring School)


The Bochum International Summer School as well as the Bochum International Spring School were founded by the faculty of economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Both are supervised by the Chair of Macroeconomics.

The B.I.S.S. is aimed at students from different economics degree-courses (Bachelor, Masters and Diploma) in Bochum, but from other surrounding universities as well.

The B.I.S.S. offers courses from economics and business administration with international guest lecturers. Both the events as well as the exams are held or written in English.

Summer School 2018

Date Course Lecturer
7. - 13. August 2018 Environmental Economics
(Economics)
Stephan Kroll
Colorado State University
8. - 14. August 2018 Bargaining Theory
(Bachelor, Management)
Emin Karagözoglu
Bilkent University

Master, Management
8. - 14. August 2018 Industrial Organization
(Economics)
Karl Storchmann
New York University
13. - 17. August 2018 Business Ethics
(Bachelor, Management)
Nick Lee
Warwick Business School


Master, Management
27. - 31. August 2018 Data Science
(Management / Economics- Master students only)
Paola Cerchiello
University of Pavia

Spring School 2018

Date Course Lecturer
7.-13. March 2018 Empirics of Innovation and Business Clusters
(Management/Economics)
Timo Mitze
University of Southern Denmark
7.-13. March 2018 Behavioral Economics
(Economics)
Anders Poulsen
University of East Anglia, UK
12.-15. March 2018 Organizational Behavior in Practice
(Management – Master students only!)
Tomas Farchi
Universidad Austral, Argentina



You can find further information about this program here.

Summer School Application

Detailed information about the application procedure can be found on Moodle in the “BISS” course.

Information session

The session about Bochum International Summer School 2018 will take place on 11th of April 2018 from 16:00- 18:00 in HZO 50. At the session you will get an information about available courses, deadlines and a good summary of the whole procedure.