International Summer School at Poznań University of Economics and Business
September 2 – 14, 2019
International Economics and the Future of Globalization
A primer for bachelor students (6 ECTS points)

Are you interested in the widely discussed questions and problems?
1. Does international division of labour generate economic benefits for all partners involved?
2. Why is international trade taking place within industries (intra-industrial trade)?
Complementarity in trade relations is largely over, no more trade of agricultural products and raw materials against investment and high-tech consumer goods.
3. Why do we see more and more fragmentation of production on the international level?
Audi produces gear boxes in Hungary, electronic equipment in the Czech Republic and fixing the car together in Germany.
4. What are the motivations for foreign direct investment?
5. Is President Trump right by saying: “we have to protect our US steel industry and protect the jobs of American steel workers by introducing higher tariffs and also reduce the deficit in the trade balance”? According to him trade wars are easy to win. What about these arguments?
6. Are the Chinese RHB as well as the Euro undervalued and thus giving advantages to European and Chinese exporters?
7. Will the monetary system collapse?
This introductory course designed for bachelor students of economics and management of 3rd and 4th year will give answers to all of these questions. The course is taught by a team of professors of three European universities who have cooperated closely together in the past by creating dual-degree programmes in international economics, business and development.
The course covers forty hours of teaching and will give students who have successfully passed a final examination 6 ECTS points.
The programme is divided into six days of intensive teaching (5 hours per day) and 3 days of scenario planning and work in small groups. The programme also includes trips to international companies and free time to do some sightseeing.

Application form: apply.ue.poznan.pl
Required documents:
• transcript of records (including the GPA for the last year of studies);
• proof of English proficiency (min. level – B2);
• a copy of passport or a national identity card;
• cv and motivation letter;
• digital photo.
Students will be selected on the basis of their GPA and motivations to participate in the Summer School programme. The University has the right to conduct Skype interviews with the chosen candidates. 

Support:
Applicants with German citizenship and non-Germans studying at a German University may apply for a DAAD scholarship. The DAAD supports the PUEB summer school with 8 scholarships within the framework of the Go East programme which includes tuition fees as well as travel costs. For more information on the application procedure see http://goeast.daad.de/. Thus, these students have to make the application with the PUEB as well as with the DAAD.
Applicants from non-German universities may also apply for support. Their applications should be send to sylwia.michalak@ue.poznan.pl