1 Statistics Sites in Germany
2 Statistics in Germany Degrees in Statistics: Berlin, Dortmund, Göttingen, Magdeburg, Munich Sociology: Bamberg, Berlin, Mannheim Econometrics: Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Brandenburg, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Eichstätt, Erlangen, Frankfurt/M., Frankfurt/O., Gießen, Göttingen, Hagen, Halle, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Jena, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Köln, Konstanz, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Marburg, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Paderborn, Passau, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Siegen, Stralsund, Trier, Tübingen, Wilhelmshaven, Wuppertal, Würzburg
3 Statistics in Germany Biometrics: Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Frankfurt/M., Freiburg, Göttingen, Greifswald, Halle, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Jena, Kiel,Leipzig, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Mainz, Marburg, München, Münster, Rostock, Tübingen Mathematics: Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Cottbus, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Hannover, Hohenheim, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Köln, Konstanz, Magdeburg, Mainz, Marburg, München, Münster, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Rostock, Stuttgart, Ulm Others: Augsburg, Bremen, Mainz, Mannheim
4 Universität Dortmund, Department of Statistics Statistics, Diploma - basic study period ( Grundstudium ) (1st to 4th semester), completed by a predegree examination ( Vordiplom ) (five oral examinations: analysis, elementary statistics, estimation and testing, linear models, subsidiary subject) - advanced study period (5th to 8th semester) - diploma thesis (9th semester) Bachelor program Data analysis and data management (six semesters) Master s program Data science (three semesters) Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) Statistical Modelling
5 Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Department of Statistics Statistics: Diploma (9 semsters) Bachelor (6 semesters) Master: 1. subsequent to a Bachelor in Statistics (3 semesters) 2. subsequent to any Diploma/Bachelor/Master in comparable subjects (4 semesters) Erasmus agreements with several European universities for student exchanges
6 Freie Universität Berlin: Department of Business Administration and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Bachelor program Statistics : Only advanced study period (4 semesters). Requirement: completed basic study period in other subject (statistics, mathematics, computer science, natural, economic, social, engineering, agricultural or environmental science) Master s program Statistics : 2 semesters, subsequent to Bachelor in Statistics
7 Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, University of Applied Science ( Fachhochschule ) Statistics, Diploma (FH) Fachhochschule : German speciality, result of the educational policy debates held in the 1960s: demand for qualified personnel with the capacity to solve practical tasks on the basis of an academic training. Special Features: practical orientation and shorter studies. Tight organisation of the degree courses, teaching in small groups. Research primarily directed towards practical requirements, largely applications-based. Degree courses end with a special diplom degree.
8 Bologna Declaration Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees 2. Adoption of a system essentially based on two cycles 3. Establishment of a system of credits 4. Promotion of mobility 5. Promotion of European co-operation in quality assurance 6. Promotion of the European dimension in higher education
9 SOCRATES / ERASMUS Socrates: European programme for education First phase: , Second phase (Socrates II): Budget of 1850 million Euro for seven-year period, (among others: grants to study or teach in another country) Socrates consists of eight actions: 1. Comenius: school education 2. Erasmus: higher education 3. Grundtvig: adult education and other education pathways 4. Lingua: learning and teaching of European languages 5. Minerva: information and communication technologies in education 6. Observation and innovation of education systems and policies 7. Joint actions with other European programmes 8. Accompanying measures. Changes from phase I to phase II concern thematic orientation of certain actions and some of the administrative procedures.
10 Erasmus Students: - offers the possibility of studying in another European country for a period of between 3 and 12 months. - time spent in the host country must be fully recognized by the home institution. - there must be prior agreement between the universities involved before a person can benefit from the Erasmus scheme. - special DAAD-programme for German students, if there is no Socratesagreement or other requirements are not fulfilled: Socrates Free-Mover Teachers: supports - teacher exchanges - joint preparation of courses - intensive programmes (e.g. parts of summer university programmes) - thematic networks
11 Doctoral Studies Traditional German system: doctoral degrees awarded after independent research under supervision of a lecturer and the defense of a thesis Since 1998: also more structured, cooperative forms of doctoral study Induced in the Berlin Communiqué 2003: Doctoral studies as 3rd Cycle of Bologna Process - formalized doctoral programmes - research plus training program ( lectures, seminars,...) - cooperative and formalized monitoring of progress of studies and doctoral project - transparent criteria for admmission to doctoral studies and selection of candidates - time of doctoral study. Bologna Process idea: 3+2+3=8
12 Future Question: different types of PhD ( professional and scientific )? Interesting for us: binational doctoral programmes, jointly supervised by two different higher education institutions, e.g. Joint Declaration by the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) and the Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane (CRUI) on Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Theses ( co-tutelle de thèse ), Berlin, 16 and 17 November 2000
13 University of Göttingen, Centre for Statistics (ZfS) International and interdisciplinary three-year PhD-program in Applied Statistics & Empirical Methods Cooperation of seven faculties: Agricultual Science, Biology, Economics, Forest Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Social Science. Goal: becoming an expert in statistics in the candidate s own field, becoming a statistician in an applied area. Language: English. No tuition fees, but annual registration fees of less than 200 Euro. Scholarships are offered. Requirements: MSc or equivalent with sound knowledge of basic statistics and methodology, good knowledge of the English language.
14 Training Program: Lectures, tutorials, reading courses, seminars, computer courses. PhD Projects: each student advised by three selected faculty members, one serving as principal advisor. Selection of Candidates: by admission committee (maximum 10 candidates each semester admitted). Services and Guidance: four-week orientation prior to program provides assistance for managing day by day life
15 Research Training Group Statistical Modelling ( Graduiertenkolleg, started on 1st July 2004) Universität Dortmund, Department of Statistics Lectures in this semester: Meta-Analysis (Steffen Witte, Heidelberg) Survey on algebraic approach to DOE and Exact distributions of linear rank statistics (Alessandro Di Bucchianico, Eindhoven) Control charts based on alternative hypotheses (Alessandro Di Bucchianico, Eindhoven) Jarque-Bera Test and its competitors for testing normality A power comparison and Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Cramér von Mises type twosample tests with various weight functions (Herbert Büning, Berlin)
16 Modelling experiments in natural sciences (Stanislaw Mejza, Poznan) Matrix theory and its applications (Alex Guterman, Moscow) Meta-Analysis: Combining independent F-tests and On some aspects of Tukey s test for absence of interaction with one d.f. (Bimal Sinha, Maryland) Block Designs: A Randomization (Tadeusz Calinski, Poznan)
17 (International) Research Training Groups ( Graduiertenkollegs ) funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) - Research training programme designed for 10 or 20 doctoral students and 5 to 10 faculty members. - Students work on their theses within the framework of a research programme participate in an accompanying study programme - Funding: granted for 4.5 years. Include among others doctoral fellowships, maximum individual duration of fellowship: three years.
18 International Research Training Group: - jointly by group in Germany and at a partner university abroad - Coordinated study programme at both locations - joint supervision of dissertations - exchange period of approximately six to twelfe months - In addition to regular fundings of Research Training Groups: supplements for exchanges, additional means for visiting professors, workshops and coordination. - The partner is expected to provide basic funding for doctoral students, their research and mobility.