Bavarian‐Russian Conference on „Economics and Business Administration“

Bavarian‐Russian Conference on „Economics and Business Administration“

At present, Bavarian and Russian institutes of higher education maintain more than 100 partnerships. Though the majority is located in Moscow and St. Petersburg, there are Russian universities cooperating with Germany throughout the whole country, from Kaliningrad to the far eastern Khabarovsk.

According to a survey among all Bavarian institutes of higher education, more than half of them intend to initiate new or extend existing academic cooperation with Russia, with particular interest in the economic sciences. The Russian part also wishes to cooperate more intensively with Germany.

Up to now, the academic cooperation between Bavaria and Russia has been prevalent in the natural sciences. Yet as more than 1,000 Bavarian companies have business contacts with Russia, the economic sciences are of great importance. Therefore, universities on both sides are to train skilled employees for the economic exchange as well as to support it with relevant academic research.

For this purpose, the Friedrich‐Alexander‐Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg (FAU) and the Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST) will be holding a Bavarian‐Russian Conference for economics and business administration, taking place on November 9th and 10th in Nuremberg.

The conference is to provide opportunities for further networking between Bavarian and Russian universities and for the exchange of experiences, and to stimulate cooperation in research and teaching. Special attention is given to cooperation in empirical research.

The program includes sections for economics, business administration and energy economics, which play a decisive role for both Bavaria and Russia. The cooperation between universities, research institutes and companies is another important topic.

The conference primarily addresses researchers, teachers, university management, and companies.

Other interested visitors are welcome to join.


The Organizers

Friedrich‐Alexander‐Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg, School of Business and Economics

The Friedrich‐Alexander‐Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg (FAU) cooperates with Russia on multiple levels: in total, there are partnerships with about 20 Russian universities, including student exchanges as well as research programs. For instance, the Institute of Photonic Technologies at the FAU works together with the Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev (KAI) in order to construct a joint laboratory for additive manufacturing in Kazan since 2014.

The FAU’s School of Business and Economics also has two well‐functioning partnerships: both with the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow and with the Saint‐Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON). Within these partnerships, there is an active exchange between students and teaching staff from both countries. To give an example, Prof. Dr. Tatjana Nikitina from the UNECON offered the module “Management in Russia” at the FAU last summer term.

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge, Chair of International Management, Dean of International Affairs of the Faculty of Economic Sciences

Phone: +49 911/5302‐452

E‐Mail: dirk.holtbrü



BAYHOST (Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe)

The Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST) promotes academic exchange between Bavaria and countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe including Russia. BAYHOST supports Bavarian universities and universities of applied science through its specific competencies; by supporting their collaboration with academic organizations in its partner countries and by establishing new partnerships.

The promotion of Bavarian‐Russian cooperation in research and teaching as well as the distribution of knowledge about the Russian higher education system currently form the focus of BAYHOST’s work.

Contact person:

Nikolas Djukić, Executive Director, BAYHOST

Phone.: +49 941 943‐5047




Place & Time

November 9th and 10th, 2017 at Friedrich‐Alexander‐Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg

Place: School of Business and Economics, Lange Gasse 20, 90403 Nuremberg

Patronage: Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, avarian State Minister of Education, Science and the Arts


Conference language

 The conference opening is in German and Russian language with simultaneous translation. If possible, the contributions in the sections are to be presented in English. As far as needed, some contributions can be simultaneously translated into German or Russian.



Please use the following link (german) to register for participation as a speaker until September 22nd 2017. Participating as a visitor will be possible later as well.