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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.


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.

Prof. Marius Busemeyer was interviewed by the German radio channel Deutschlandradio on the "Alliance for Apprenticeship".

Susanne Münn's review of "Gendering Family Policies in Post-Communist Europe" by Steven Saxonberg has been published in the journal 'Reviews & Critical Commentary' (CritCom), the online journal of the Council for European Studies.

Check out Julian Garritzmann's review of Carsten Jensen's "The Right and the Welfare State" (Oxford University Press) for CritCom, the Council for European Studies' official blog!

Prof. Marius Busemeyer was elected to become a member of the „Young Academy of Europe“, a sister organization of the Academia Eruopaea.

New book on "Skills and Inequality" published on September 2014 with Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Aurélien Abrassart and Susanne Münn attended the Inclusive Europe Conference in Berlin (9th-10th of October) and presented results of their joint research.

More news here.