Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Management
at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, administrativeactivities at the chairs, in the Office of the Dean, in the Office of the Dean of Studies of the FEM, in the Examination Office, and the International Study Program (ISP) Office, etc. will now be further limited or changed in addition to the cancellation of examinations and lectures. To ensure this, the
physical presence of employees on campus is reduced to a necessary minimum - in accordance with the instructions of their respective superiors - and as a rule, faculty staff will work from home. In order to avoid standing in front of closed office doors, internal and external visitors at the faculty are advised to evaluate the urgency of their comments, questions, or concerns, and to postpone the clarification of a matter if possible. However, matters should be addressed first by telephone or, preferably, via email. For the reasons mentioned above, the computer laboratories of the faculty (rooms A-011/012) and the faculty center (A-225/226 in G22) will also be closed until further notice.
For additional information on individual departments and administrative units of the FEM, please visit their respective websites.
According to an agreement between the Minister of Science and the higher education institutions administration of Saxony-Anhalt (see MWWD press release of 12.03.2020), teaching and examinations at OVGU will be suspended from 13.03. until 20.04.2020. Exceptions include - if specific conditions are met: individual testing, agreement of all parties involved,
guaranteeing a minimum social distance, etc. - are possible until further notice. The measure is intended to protect the health of students, university staff and third parties by combating and slowing down the spread of the corona virus. Information on further decisions in question of the educational operation, organization details, etc., will be provided in the coming days through relevant media channels, including the OVGU homepage. Please understand that the construction of webpages may take a little longer than usual or that answers to received questions cannot always be given immediately.
"There are seven career types. Which one are you?" - asks the current Universum Career Test, which offers participants until the beginning of April the opportunity to optimize their career paths, to match profiles of future graduates and companies with each other in the best possible way.
The environmental economist and FEM professor Joachim Weimann has been awarded the "Regulative Policy Award" from the trade association
DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER for the article "Underestimated Emissions Trading", published in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung on March 22nd, 2019. Finally yet importantly, the exceptional significance of this award, for which we would like to congratulate him, is reflected by the composition of the jury, which included the president of the ifo Institute in Munich, and as well the director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics. Professor Felbermayr,the president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, held the laudation.
Background information, a pdf of the aforementioned article, photos of the award ceremony, and more, are available on the association's website.
Professor Joachim Weimann, Chair of Economic Policy at our faculty, has officially become a YouTuber. He has just launched a channel that feature short and precise videos with entertainment and high educational value on YouTube, which is visited by billions of people every day. His message, in a nutshell, "Everyone is talking about climate policy. But is it a good policy? Where are the current misunderstandings coming from? What models & methods are there and how can they be implemented? These are the questions I would like to address in my videos... just briefly:"