PACS is one out of 40 German development-related postgraduate courses funded by DAAD. The AGEP - The German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries is an umbrella organization comprising these postgraduate study programmes oriented to developing and threshold countries as well as countries with economies in transition. The different postgraduate courses cooperate with each other, to offer students a greater amount of courses and additional qualifications and to enhance their study experience in Germany.
In an exchange of modules, PACS students can attend the seminar Journalists as Actors in War and Armed Conflict with Prof. Dr. Eric Chouvistré at the Hochschule. In exchange, students from the Master in Journalism of the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal come to the OvGU to attend the lecture Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies with the new PACS freshmen. The cooperation gives our PACS students an insight into the practical aspects of the relationship between media and conflict and the students of the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal a more theoretical insight into the causes of conflict.
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (FSU)
We are further delighted about our cooperation with the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Up to four students of the master program International Organisations and Crisis Management of the FSU can attend courses from PACS during the winter semester. In exchange, up to four students from our program can attend the following modules/courses from the Master's program International Organisations and Crisis Management at FSU in the summer semester:
- Summer School Crisis Management
- Practical module
- Seminar in the module Crisis Management
The summer school of the FSU takes place each year in summer for 8 days in Jena or abroad. More information can be found here.
Université Savoie Mont Blanc
In an Erasmus exchange, PACS students have the possibility to study the programme Legal, Economic and Social Studies at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Chambéry/Jacob-Bellecombette directly in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The semester starts at the beginning of September and last until late December. Students are expected to spend an average of 20 hours per week in the classroom. International students on the programme will attend classes along with law students and language students. Courses are thaught by lecturers and professors from the Law Faculty and the Faculty of Humanities. Tailored for international students, this programme offers a unique academic experience in the French Alps.
Students can decide to take a major in law or a major in social studies. The programme covers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, mostly in law, economics and British and American social studies.
- Introduction to French Law
- Introduction to Anglo-American Law
- The United Kingdom and the European Union
- Globalization and Emerging Countries
- 19th Century American History
- Introduction to American Institutions and Politics or British and Irish History
- American History and Society
- Cross-Cultural Negotiation
- The Philanthopic American Tradition
A number of courses in French are also provided:
- Crash Course in French
- French Proficiency Course
- French Grammar
- Translation (French to English)
Erasmus & WELTWEIT
Besides the Université Savoie Mont Blanc, there are other opportunities for PACS students to go abroad during their studies. Here you can find a database of the OvGU with all current exchange partners. If you are already enrolled as a PACS student, you can find a presentation from the International Office with information about Erasmus and WELTWEIT in the PACS internal e-learning folder.