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Welcome to the Website of the

Master's Programme
Economic Change in the Arab Region (ECAR)

offered by Philipps-Universität Marburg

Philipps-University Marburg


+++ Important Note +++

Please visit www.uni-marburg.de/emea for latest information on the new

Master's programme Economics of the Middle East (EMEA).


The previous ECAR programme is being revised.

The previous ECAR programme is being revised. The implementation of the following features is planned with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
  • Change of MA 'Economic Change in the Arab Region' (ECAR) into MSc 'Economics of the Middle East' (EMEA)
  • A general programme start in October with the first intake planned for 2013
  • 2 years programme duration with at least one semester spent in the Arab region
  • A unique combination of education in modern economics and topics concerned with the economies of the Near and Middle East
  • A new partner university in the Arab region where lectures would be taught for one semester
  • Participation for all qualified and motivated students on a self-financing basis
  • DAAD scholarships available for qualified nationals of a number of MENA countries and Germany with work experience

Detailed information about the new programme should be available from end of February onwards. The application period is not expected to start before beginning of March.

New information will be published in the news section or on the main page of our programme website as soon as it becomes available. Other sections of our programme website will be updated step-by-step.

Please note that due to the many administrative processes involved, a start of the programme this year cannot be fully guaranteed at this point in time.

Last updated on 28 Feburary 2012

Arab countries are in different phases of economic development. However, many of them are struggling with organizing their economies during the process of transition. While elements of a market economy are sometimes implemented, this is often done on an ad hoc basis. Quite often, problems of economic development can be traced to two sources: poorly structured institutions and inadequate academic education of the local workforce.

ECAR aims at training economists who will be able to analyse current economic conditions in the Arab Region and to employ their education to contribute to potential solution concepts. Particularly in view of the recent political changes a considerable demand for such experts has been newly created on the labour market.

The intakes 2009 and 2010 are carried out in cooperation with Damascus University. The intakes 2011 and 2012 are carried out by Philipps-Universität Marburg with parts of the curriculum taking place in countries of the Arab region.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 12.04.2013 · rothd

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