Dual Degree Programs for Master students
The Faculty of Economic Sciences is very active internationally, having developed a number of dual-degree Master’s programmes that are offered in partnership with leading international universities, including:
Located in Rotterdam, the economics and logistics hub of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided excellent education and produced excellent research for over a century. Erasmus University Rotterdam has been among the best in all kinds of world rankings for decades. In 2007, Erasmus University Rotterdam ranked within Financial Times' top ten European universities. In 2014, Times Higher Education ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam the 20th best university in Europe and the 73rd best in the world, with its social sciences programme being recognized as the world's 47th best and its clinical and health programs as the 37th best in the world.
Erasmus University Rotterdam's educational and research activities are concentrated in the fields of economics and management, medicine and health, and law, culture and society. The Erasmus School of Economics is one of the three largest faculties within the university. Erasmus School of Economics is home to leading academic expertise in the field of economics. The Erasmus University Medical Center is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centers and trauma centers in the Netherlands, while its economics and business school, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University are, respectively, the leading economics and business schools in Europe and the world. Furthermore, the University provides an outstanding environment for its researchers and PhD candidates, one conducive to the production of world-class research.
Erasmus School of Economics has its own education fund (Erasmus Education Fund). The School offers three international bachelor programmes: one in economics, one in econometrics and one double degree programme which combines the study of econometrics and economics.
University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is one of the largest universities in France. The University specializes in the areas of law, humanities, political science, social sciences, economics and finance. It is located on one of the largest university campuses in the world in the heart of the Latin Quarter and occupies part of the Sorbonne and other prestigious French university buildings. A major centre of research and learning, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious universities in France and the best institution in its main specializations (it is the best university in France in economics, econometrics, finance, law, history and philosophy). According to the 2014 QS World University Ranking, it is the 13th best university in the world in history and archaeology (1st in France), the 22nd in philosophy (1st in France), the 27th in law (1st in France), 43rd in geography and area studies (1st in France), 44th in economics and econometrics (1st in France), 51st-100th in accounting and finance (1st in France), 51-100th in politics and international studies (2nd in France), 51-100th in modern languages (2nd in France), and 151-200th in statistics and operational research (4th in France). It is also a member of the world-renowned Paris School of Economics.
Panthéon-Sorbonne’s international approach and the quality of its teachers are recognized worldwide, with the University having the highest overall reputation of all academic institutions in France, according to The Times Higher Education. In this highly selective educational setting, a new education programme for international students wishing to do their Master’s studies in economics at the Sorbonne was introduced in 2007: the Panthéon-Sorbonne Master in Economics (PSME). This program was custom-made for international students wishing to study economics at the Sorbonne. The number of students is limited to assure quality teaching and the recruitment of outstanding students. Only students with a solid background in еconomics are admitted. During this first year, students are given further training both in general purpose economics (i.e., macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics) during the fall semester and in more specialized fields during the spring semester. While the general training provides the necessary foundation for graduate studies in economics, the specialized courses will help students choose a specialization for their second year.
The University Paris 1 has signed over 150 conventions with foreign universities across five continents. These exchanges revolve around international networks such as Europaeum which bring together some of Europe's best universities in Oxford, London, Bologna, Bonn, Geneva, Helsinki, Leiden and Prague. The University of Paris I also heads a number of consortia which connect French universities and professional organisations. The consortia are responsible for major international projects in Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Istanbul (Galatasaray), and Moscow.
The Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlin's oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin). Humboldt University is the 126th best overall university in the world and the 7th best in Germany according to the 2013 QS World University Rankings. Its subject rankings were: 22nd in arts and humanities, 184th in engineering and IT, 123rd in life sciences and biomedicine, 87th in natural sciences, and 90th in social sciences.
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2014–15 listed Humboldt University as the 80th best university in the world and the 4th best in Germany. The University consists of 11 faculties, spanning disciplines from economics and business administration to philosophy and linguistics. Humboldt has educated 29 Nobel Prize winners and is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Europe as well as one of the most prestigious universities worldwide in the arts and humanities. The university library, one of the largest in Germany, houses about 6.5 million volumes and 9000 magazines and journals.
Humboldt University of Berlin is famous for many notable alumni, professors and lecturers, including Otto von Bismarck, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx and Georg Hegel.
Lancaster University, Great Britain
Located on a beautiful campus in the Northwest of England, Lancaster University places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field. Along with the universities of Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York, Lancaster is a member of the N8 Group of research universities. Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities within a collegiate system that has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty, which continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster. Students from 100 countries make up a thriving community based around nine colleges, creating a culturally diverse campus in a location that boasts the combination of city , coast and countryside.
Lancaster's community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world.
The growing reputation of Lancaster is reflected by high rankings year after year in each of the UK's major university league tables - the Guardian (10th), The Times/Sunday Times (12th), the Complete University Guide (11th) and the THE Student Experience Survey (10th). Lancaster also rose to 131st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.
Lancaster has been ranked as the best value for money university in England and is located in one of the UK's top 10 most vibrant cities.
The University was recognized for its high levels of graduate employment in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The Sunday Times reports that an above-average proportion of students gets graduate-level jobs (74%). Lancaster graduates perform well in an increasingly competitive job market. The University’s Careers staff and new initiatives such as the Lancaster Award help students communicate their skills and accomplishments such as voluntary work to future employers.
Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. The University is currently divided into three Campuses, namely; the Faculty of Economics is housed on Campus Limpertsberg, which is also home to the Faculties of Law and Finance.
Like Luxembourg itself, study at the University of Luxembourg is characterised by its multilingualism. Courses are usually held in two languages: French/English, French/German, or English/German. The study programme is set up within the framework of the Bologna System and oriented towards the interests of students and the needs of the employment market. Currently, students may choose among 11 bachelor's and 27 master's degrees. The University of Luxembourg is a research-oriented university that focuses on the creation of new knowledge. It therefore accords high priority to a select number of well-defined fields of research, supporting the master’s and doctoral programmes relating to these focus areas and recruiting highly qualified researchers.
Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany)
Besides the dual degree programs there are established student exchange partnerships with such universities as
Groningen University (The Netherlands),
University of Turin (Italy),
University of Ferrara (Italy),
Catholic University of Milan (Italy),
University of Padova (Italy)
Witten Herdeke (Germany)
Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)
Gent University (Belgium)
Master students also do semester exchanges with partners of HSE, such as Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Beligium), Solvay School of Management (Belgium), and many more!