Excursion to BSR

Excursion to the BSR; a cooperation with a partner university in the BSR or with a foreign trade office of the WKO (Austrian Economic Chamber)/embassy may be considered.
Potential topics and issues on location are:

  • lecture and information at the partner university, e.g.
- logistics in the region / country
- the economic situation
- economic cooperation with Austria
  • visiting one or more companies
  • socializing, e.g. restaurants, cultural events etc.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Aiginger, Karl / Ederer, Stefan / Prammer, Jakob / Sieber, Susanne (2010): WIFO-Studie: Österreichs außenwirtschaftliche Beziehungen zur Schwarzmeerregion und deren wirtschaftliche Perspektiven, Wien.
Ban, Ioana (2010): Black Sea Region: A Nascent Security Community? LAP Lambert Acad. Publ., 2010.
Erkut, Gülden/ Mitchell, Stephen (2007):The Black Sea: Past, Present and Future . David Brown Book Co.
Havlik, Peter / Astrov, Vasily / Pöschl, Josef / Hunya, Gabor (2010): WIIW-Studie: Die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in der Schwarzmeerregion und Herausforderungen für eine Internationalisierungsoffensive Österreichs, Wien.
Mangott, Gerhard (2008): The Wider Black Sea Region in the 21st Cen-tury: Strategic, Economic and Energy Perspectives.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Excursion, refection, discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

continuous assessment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Participation only upon completion of course I and course II of the elective program. Travel and lodging expenditures are not covered


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



5 WS



Learning outcome

The successful participants should have detailed knowledge of the economic-geographical and regional-geographical, geopolitical and political framework of the Black Sea Region as well as the economic and political interrelations with the EU, particularly Austria. They will be familiar with the most important political EU strategies regarding the BSR (incl. Danube region strategy). Based on country analyses, they should be able to analyze and evaluate investment conditions especially for international corporations and extrapolate recommendations for investors. The students will have an overview of the structure of the educational infrastructure and scientific landscape and is able to recognize and develop points of contact for future cooperation.

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