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A distinction from the semester period, however, is the lecture period and the lecture-free period. The lecture period means that lectures and seminars take place during this period, the students are therefore located on the campus and attend their courses. In the lecture-free period, no events take place. The students write their exams or complete papers or do internships. Of course, there is also time for vacation. The respective time periods vary depending on the semester. In the winter semester, the lecture period lasts for example from the end of October to the beginning of February. During the Christmas holidays (including New Year's) there are no lectures. In the summer semester, the courses start again around the beginning of April and lasts until mid-July.
Since the winter semester 2020/21, the modules "Unternehmen und Märkte" and "Informations- und Kommunikationssyssteme" in the Bachelor's Programme in Economics have been replaced by the new introductory course "Volkswirtschaftslehre in Aktion" and the module "Makroökonomik II".
The compulsory modules are:
- Mathematik, 8 Credits
- Informations- und Kommunikationssysteme, 6 Credits
- Einführung in die Finanzwirtschaft, 6 Credits
- Jahresabschluss, 6 Credits
- Statistik, 8 Credits
- Mikroökonomik I, 6 Credits
- Makroökonomik I, 6 Credits
- Unternehmen und Märkte, 6 Credits
- Recht, 8 Credits /Informatik, 10 Credits/ Zweitfach, 7-10 Credits
An exception is the two-subject Bachelor’s degree, Economics. This programme does not have an orientation phase. Detailed information can be found on the corresponding course page: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/36638.html
The professors of the Faculty (especially in business administration) also maintain close contacts with industry and business. Company representatives, for example, hold lectures, in courses and public lecture series. Together with companies and consulting firms, our professors offer workshops or award theses. Once a year, the Career Service of the University holds a career fair ("Practice Exchange") for all students at the University where you can speak directly with businesses about internships and job offers.
The semester ticket includes a train ticket, a bus ticket, as well as a culture ticket. With the train ticket, students of the University of Göttingen can use many local passenger trains free of charge in Lower Saxony and Bremen, and are also able to travel to the Hamburg central railway station, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe, Paderborn, and Nordhausen (via Walkenried). The bus ticket allows students to travel for free with the city buses in Göttingen, and to Bovenden and Rosdorf.
With the culture ticket, students receive drastically reduced or even free entrance to cultural events, such as theatres or museums, as well as music events in clubs or the culture centre.
The costs of the "Semesterticket" are included in the semester fee and have to be paid by all students, regardless of whether they actually use the ticket or not. Please make sure that you always carry your student identity card with you when travelling on one of the trains mentioned above.