Faculty of Business and Economics

Ministries of the Federal States of Germany

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, Hanover

  • PhD programme "Design of mobile Information Systems within the Digital Transformation"
    The programme focuses on two application areas, sustainability, energy, and mobility; and mobile business, in particular, mobile finance. These are the areas of unresolved tension of digital transformation, therefore addressing relevant technologies, but also with regard to society, policy, and a changing regulation environment.

    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Niedersächsisches Vorab")

    Prof. Dr. Jan Muntermann, Chair of Electronic Finance and Digital Markets

    Cooperating universities:

    • Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    • Technical University of Braunschweig
    • University of Göttingen
    • University of Hannover

    Funding period: 2017-2021

  • NEDS - Sustainable Energy Supply Lower Saxony ("Nachhaltige Energieversorgung Niedersachsen")
    The goal of the research project titled NEDS-Sustainable Energy Supply Lower Saxony (Nachhaltige Energieversogung Niedersachsen) is to develop optimal technological implementation paths from the present to the future in terms of energy supply in Lower Saxony in a sustainable manner. The project focuses on the supply of electrical energy and takes into account various relevant individual and behavioral aspects such as technical, economic, environmental and social issues.

    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Science for Sustainable Development")

    Prof. Dr. Lutz Hofmann and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hübler, University of Hannover

    Faculty representative:
    Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann, Chair of Production and Logistics

    Additional partners:

    • Prof. Dr. Michael Sonnenschein, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
    • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff and Prof. Niko Paech, University of Oldenburg
    • Prof. Dr. Bernd Engel and Prof. Dr. Frank Eggert, University of Brunswick - Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Braunschweig)

    Funding period: 2015-2019

  • Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries
    The aim of this interdisciplinary research programme is to bring together development economists, health economists, experimental economists, and statisticians to advance our understanding of poverty risks. It will examine the drivers of poverty risks with a particular focus on how risks and shocks affect poverty outcomes; how households, firms, and communities try to mitigate these risks; what the benefits and costs of these mitigation strategies are; and what policies can reduce poverty risks: More information

    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Niedersächsisches Vorab")

    Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D., Chair of Development Economics

    Additional partners:

    • Prof. Marcela Ibañez Diaz, Ph.D., Chair of Development Economics, University of Göttingen
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib, Chair of Statistics, University of Göttingen
    • Prof. Dr. Tatyana Krivobokova, Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, University of Göttingen
    • Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay, GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
    • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen

    Funding period: 2015-2018