Information for students

The focus of most courses lies on the comparative analysis of political institutions (e.g. electoral systems, parliaments, governments) and collective political actors (e.g. parties, interest groups). Geographically, we focus on advanced western democracies (e.g. Germany, France, Great Britain, USA). However, we also regularly offer courses about Middle Eastern, Asian or African countries.

Consultation hours will have to be carried out by phone or Skype until further notice. However, for the time being Prof. Dr. Thomas Saalfeld  isn't available for consulatation.

The secretariat is occupied:

Monday, Wednesday from 9 am to 3 pm

Tuesday (due to homeoffice) only via E mail (sekretariat.comparpo(at) If you state your telephone number and availability, you will be called back during office hours.

Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm.

On Friday the secretarait isn't occupied.