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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 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.

Jens Jungblut undertakes a reseach period of two months at the chair of political science, especially policy analysis and political theory. Welcome!

Dr. Aurélien Abrassart received the "Prix de la faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique" of the University of Lausanne for his disseration project on "Why are low-educated workers better of in some countries? Three essays on the link between skills, institutions and labour market outcomes".

Prof. Marius Busemeyer and Julian Garritzmann presented results of their research at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

More news here.