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Letter of the Dean

Prof. Dr. Dr. Giacomo Corneo

Prof. Dr. Dr. Giacomo Corneo

Dear Exchange Students,

Dear Exchange Students,

I am very pleased that you are spending your semester abroad at the School of Business & Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin.

I warmly welcome you!

We will do our best to ensure that you feel comfortable at the School and can actively participate. You will learn with motivation, celebrate good grades, but will also persevere in a self-disciplined manner when the lecture contents turn out to be difficult, reading materials endless and exams insurmountable (they are not!).

Teaching, learning and any work in the School are demanding. Therefore, never hesitate to use all the support offers: the consultation hours of the International and the Examination Offices, your Professors, Buddies, in your study groups and workshops. Be there, whether digitally or in person, and work continuously. Sustained commitment will reward you with valuable insights.

Above all, however, I wish you that you enjoy your studies and everyday study life, because intrinsic motivation not only helps through difficult times, but outlasts them.

We plan to conduct the fall/winter term 2022/23 in presence, with all the advantages of real encounters that we have learned to appreciate even more in recent years: learning together in the lecture halls, eating in the cafeteria, reading in the library, and drinking coffee in the student council café create a sense of belonging and connection. However, daily life in the fall and winter will not be pandemic-free. Not least for this reason, numerous courses have been redesigned and often supplemented with digital formats. And hybrid scenarios, where some students are on-site and others are on computers, remain part of everyday academic life. We are all teaching and learning anew and further.

Our goal is always to offer you an inspiring and diverse university life of a campus university. This is only possible if we stick to guidelines together and without exception. Always think and act selflessly and sensitively - and rest assured that all members of the faculty will do the same for you (and your loved ones).

I wish you a eventful and confident start into your exchange semester at our school!

Prof. Dr. Dr. Giacomo Corneo

Dean of the School of Business and Economics

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