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 summer semester 2021?

The planned teaching program for the summer semester 2021 will be held online unless conditions have changed and teaching in face-toface classes are possible.

2. Given the closure of the university for face-to-face operations, are there still consultations?

Yes. Consultation hours will have to be carried out by phone or Skype until further notice. Appointments can be made with the secretariat (by phone) or via the chair's website. All lecturers will create such opportunities via Doodle or e-mail.

3. Is the Chair’s secretariat staffed?

Yes, the secretariat will be staffed, depending on further instructions from the university management. To our regret, however, personal visits are not permitted. However, the secretariat can be reached by e-mail ( If you state your telephone number and availability, you will then be called back during office hours (Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.).

The entire team of the Chair for Comparative Politics wishes you and your loved ones to stay healthy!

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