The Institute of Economics has several cooperating contacts with Universities or their corresponding departments. Often, the cooperation consists of an communication about research topics and frequent visits of researchers and lecturers.
Frequent exchange exists with
- University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa)
- Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
- Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico)
A large focus is set on the research cooperation within the Center for Iraq Studies. Many contacts with researchers from Iraq exist here, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.