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Economic History hosted ESTER course in Research Design 2015


Group pictureThe Unit for Economic History, Department of Economy and Society, at the School of Business; Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, has successfully hosted the ESTER Research Design Course (RDC), in Gothenburg 28-30 October 2015. The course hosted 31 PhD students from 10 different countries as well as 13 senior researchers, including 4 from Gothenburg. The course was filled with fruitful discussions and was much appreciated.

The Research Design Course is a format supported by ESTER since the late 1990s. The course assists PhD students in setting up a high quality and well-designed plan for their dissertation under the guidance of a team of leading senior researchers, whose task it is to provide comments and lead discussions.

The ESTER network stood for the main costs of organizing the course, but the University of Gothenburg has been involved in co-financing the premises. The Unit for Economic History, has also been granted SEK 85 000 from Handelsbankens Guided tourforskningsstiftelser, to cover the costs of organizing specific local arrangements in connection with the course. For exampel a guided city tour in an economic historical perspective, held by Per Hallén. (see picture to the left). Responsible for the course is Professor Christer Lundh, Unit of Economic History, Department of Economy and Society.

ESTER is the European Graduate School for training in Economic and Social Historical Research. The ESTER network, was established in 1991, and involves more than 60 universities throughout Europe and offers high-level research training for PhD students in an international context.