Winter School in Empirical Research Methods, 2017 Norway

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016

Deadline: Dec 16, 2016

What is GSERM?

Join us as BI Norwegian Business School, in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen, hosts the Winter School in Empirical Research Methods in Oslo from 9-20 January 2017 as part of the GSERM programme.

GSERM, the Global School in Empirical Research Methods, was founded by the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. This is a new and high-calibre integrated programme teaching methodology for PhD students, postdocs and practitioners from leading universities all over the world.

GSERM is for...

These courses are for PhD candidates, postdocs and practitioners.

Through GSERM you get...

As a participant in the GSERM courses you have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students from around the world. The courses aim to provide you with insights into different aspects of empirical research and further build strong support for your own research.

Why should you apply?

We offer you a set of top courses at the PhD level. The classes that you will enroll in for these two weeks will be taught by some of the top people in their research area. In addition we will organize several social events and opportunities for athletic activities.

Practical Info

As a GSERM participant you will receive a newsletter in mid December with detailed information about your accommodation, tips on what to bring and where to meet the first day.
All participants must bring their own laptop. Free wi-fi is available in your accommodation if booked through St.Gallen/BI. The BI building has wi-fi throughout the whole building.

The software needed for the courses will be included in the course fee and will be available on the first day of the course. IT services at BI will be available to secure a successful installation.

BI has a state of the art library and the library will be present the first day of lecture to give you information on how to use their services and how to search for articles and publications at BI. See

At BI you will start each day off with a social coffee mingling with your fellow students and top notch lecturers. The GSERM staff will be available for any practical issues throughout the day at BI.

About OSLO

With more than 600 000 inhabitants Oslo, the capital of Norway, is the country’s largest city and the fastest growing capital in Europe, which makes it a dynamic and exciting place to live.
Although situated in the northernmost part of Europe, Oslo is only a two hours’ flight away from European capitals such as London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, etc. With today’s cheap airfares, Oslo is a good starting point for exploring the rest of Europe.

Situated between the sea and the mountains, Oslo is a unique blend of urban, big city life and recreational opportunities both at land and sea, such as skiing, hiking and boating. Its rich cultural activities, such as concerts, opera performances, various types of festivals and other events are a great asset and what you would expect in a big city. And the city’s new opera house and the redevelopment along the harbour area will change the face of the city completely and is an example of new and modern trends in architecture.

Oslo is also the economic and financial centre of the country. It is a wealthy city and the home of many big companies. It has good educational provisions and good job opportunities.

In general Oslo is a safe city with a friendly atmosphere. The level of English is high and foreigners will find communication with the locals easy.

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