Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Universities for SDG 13 Award

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Siemens Gamesa want to promote university talent in the fight against climate change (SDG 13). As part of the international "Universities for SDG 13 Award" competition, students from selected universities are to work across disciplines to develop groundbreaking solutions for the energy transition and environmental sustainability. For the second edition of this award, the University of Göttingen was selected as one of five universities whose students can apply. In the first phase, students can submit their ideas to the local coordinator, Prof. Sebastian Vollmer (Chair of Development Economics/CeMIS), until 15 March 2023.

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New database lists China's global aid exports

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China has been exporting aid goods worth around $835 million annually since 2017. These material resources are distributed by China primarily according to geopolitical interests and increasingly to Asia and Africa. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 meant that China gained political ground worldwide with medical aid supplies - especially face masks and vaccines. Recently, grain shipments to Africa in particular have been on the rise. This is according to an analysis by researchers at the Faculty's Chair of Development Economics, the Chair of International Economic Policy and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The research builds on a new, freely available database developed by the researchers, which will be updated approximately every three months.

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WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most productive business researchers

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In the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most research-intensive business economists in the German-speaking world, Prof. Dr. Maik Hammerschmidt is among the top 250 of more than 3,600 people included in the ranking. In the ranking for lifetime achievement, Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe is in 194th place. The publication data of more than 4500 academics were included in the ranking for lifetime achievement. Prof. Dr. Simon Trang (37th) and Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz (59th) are also among the most research-intensive business economists under the age of 40 (a total of 500 people).

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