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Master Programme
The Economics of Corruption - A University Training in Good Governance and Reform

Organized by The University of Passau, Germany. October 4-11, 2008



The annual program "The Economics of Corruption - A University Training in Good Governance and Reform", headed by Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff, will take place from October 4-11, 2008. Further information on the Economics of Corruption 2008 is available here.

This international course is the kick-off event for a Master's Program at the University of Passau. Students who enroll in the Master in International Economics and Business can pick a focus in "Governance, Institutions and Anticorruption".


The preliminary program for the year 2008 is available here. Note: The trainings are restricted to successful applicants. The panel discussions are open to the public (registration required).

Venue: University of Passau, Germany

Requirements: Except for graduate students, all external participants must present a poster covering their latest research efforts and/or findings, or their organization's/country's anti-corruption efforts. More information on the poster presentations is available here.

Application: Prospective participants are asked to apply by completing the application form. The application deadline is August 15, 2008.

A limited number of 30 outstanding international candidates are allowed to participate. Excellence of applications is judged on the quality of the proposal submitted for the poster presentation. No limits are put on methodology or academic disciplines. Posters can be empirical, theoretical, experimental or practical.

Funding: Participation is free of charge. However, we do not provide funding for travel or lodging. The course material costs 20 EUR.

Exam: A final exam is offered on October 16, 2008. International students receive 3 ECTS.

Accommodation: The City of Passau provides all ranges of accommodation. A list of selected hotels including prices and contact information is available here (Excel-File). You may also go the webpages of the Passau Tourist Information. Participants are asked to arrange accommodation on their own.

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Please, check the course's official web site for updates and details.



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