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.

Current information for students regarding "Corona":

We follow the guidelines of the university administration. For the time being, these guidelines apply until  the situation is reevaluated by the federal and state governments. These guidelines serve for general protection, and thus also for your own health and that of your relatives and friends.

On the basis of the university management guidelines mentioned, we ask you to note the following:

1. What about the courses in the winter semester 2022/2023?

The planned teaching program for the winter semester 2022/2023 will be held in presence unless conditions have changed and teaching in face-toface classes are impossible.

2. How to get an appointment for consultation?

Consultation hours will have to be carried out by phone or Skype until further notice. Appointments with Prof. Dr. Thomas Saalfeld  can be made  via the chair's website. All lecturers will create an opportunity for an appointment by e-mail.

3. Is the Chair’s secretariat staffed?

Yes, the secretariat will be staffed, depending on further instructions from the university management. However, the secretariat can be reached by e-mail ( from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  If you state your telephone number and availability, you will then be called back during office hours.

Please also note that the information on this page will be continuously updated to reflect the new situation.