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Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer!

Welcome to our website! Our main focus is on the international comparison of education systems. Hence, our interests lie within the field of comparative politics, political economy, welfare state research and party politics. Both our research and teaching fall within these fields.

On the following pages you find information on the chair's team, our research, the different research projects, and courses taught at our chair.


Prof. Marius Busemeyer gives a course on "The political economy of skills and inequality in Western welfare states" at the Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2015.

On invitation, at the 24th of march Janis Vossiek has presented the results of the OECD-project "Governing Complex Education Systems - Case Study Germany" at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The final report of the project entitled "Reforming education governance through local capacity-building" can be downloaded at the OECD.

The results of the OECD project "Governing complex education systems - Case study Germany" have been published. In this project, the "Learning Locally" program in Germany has been analyzed.

Julian Garritzmann was invited by the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, to present results of his dissertation. An audio recording and the slides are available here.

We proudly announce a new Research Workshop in Comparative Political Economy, starting during the summer term 2015. Everybody, who is interested in current research in the field of CPE/Comparative politics, is very welcome to discuss with us!

Julian Garritzmann defended his dissertation on "The Political Economy of Higher Education Finance - A Comparative Analysis of the Politics of Tuition Fees and Subsidies" and completed his PhD studies with the best grade (summa cum laude).

Dr. Aurélien Abrassart and Susanne Münn presented results of their joint research at the workshop "Gender and Diversity in Progress" at the University of Konstanz.

More news here.