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Doctoral studies

The faculty of economics at the University of Paderborn offers bachelor´s, master´s and doctoral degree programmes, which are partly in close cooperation with Cevet.

The doctoral programme is a research-oriented degree that prepares students for an outstanding (research) activity and that supports students in the creation of scientific work (PhD). This is done in close collaboration with the PhD supervisor but also by participating in the accompanying modules. Supported is this by Cevet in terms of an exchange in and by research groups, e.g. in the framework of research projects or national and international gatherings of research teams.

Cooperation on research developed with the University of Oxford

Cevet-member Prof. Dr. Peter F. E. Sloane and Cevet-speaker Prof. H.-Hugo Kremer, which both belong to the Department of Business and Human Resource Education of the faculty of economics, are happy to continue the successful exchange with the University of Oxford. In cooperation with the Department of Education of the University of Oxford, the prominent partner, a number of joint activities were realised in recent years. Significant elements of the exchange are research stays, lectures and workshops with wide topic areas. Thus, an exchange with researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Bristol and Paderborn took place as part of the two-day conference STORIES 2011. On the following day, a workshop with the focus on university-didactics and university development with representatives was carried out. In the course of the conference STORIES 2011 45 researchers contributed on the 16th and 17th of March 2011, including four doctoral candidates of the Department of Business and Human Resource Education. They contributed their current research projects into the discourse:

  • Tamara Danchuk ('Knowledge Transfer through the Realisation of Research Projects in Virtual Contexts')
  • Markus Schöncke ('Practical Experience in Higher Education - Effect of (Goals in) Student's Internships - First Empirical Results')
  • Petra Frehe ('Vocational Orientation - Teacher's Experiences with Students in Germany's Upper Secondary Vocational Transition System)
  • Marcel Gebbe ('Development of eMedia - Web-based self and peer evaluation')

The workshop on the 18th of March 2011 was accompanied by 15 doctoral candidates and postgraduate students of the Department of Business and Human Resource Education as well. In the Oxford learning institute, which hosts the didactical qualification measures at the University of Oxford, the focus university-didactic and -development was intensified. From the University of Paderborn, the following presentations were contributed:

  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Gerholz ('Action-oriented Learning in Undergraduate Education - A German Perspective on the Bologna Process')
  • Eva Rüschen ('Portfolios in Development Processes of Students')
  • Tina Emmler ('Reflective Writing in Higher Education')
  • Yi Li ('Development of Intercultural Competence at Higher Education') vor.

Prof. Dr. Peter F. E. Sloane - holder of the chair of Business and Human Resource Education I at the University of Paderborn and main initiator of the cooperation with the University of Oxford - held down as a summary:

"The Workshop demonstrated that our university-didactical profile at the department of Business and Human Resource Education is at eye level internationally. Especially the forum with the Oxford Learning Institute emphasised the high quality standard of the university-didactical qualification measure at our faculty."

The foundation stone for the cooperation with the University of Oxford has already been laid in 2007, the date of formation of Cevet. Together with the Department of Educational Studies and the Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) of the University of Oxford, PhD purposes were presented and discussed in international Tandems. Since then researchers from Oxford have accepted the invitation of the Department of Business and Human Resource Education and have come to Paderborn, to intensify the contact. In 2009 a workshop with Dr Geoff Hayward on the topic "Higher Education" took place for the purposes of his research stay in Paderborn. In addition, the doctoral candidates of the Department took the opportunity of an individual dialogue with Dr Geoff Hayward. The cooperation with the University of Oxford provides a permanent discourse in university-didactic issues in the international context.

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