Review 2015 - 2017

Since 2015, RWTH Aachen University’s School of Business and Economics has organized the Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods (ACISS).

We have composed an overview of the past events.

ACISS 2017

RWTH Aachen University’s School of Business and Economics hosted the third Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science (ACISS) from July 31 to October 13, 2017. The curriculum comprised eight intensive, five-day courses held by nine outstanding instructors from the Imperical College London, the Universidad de Chile, the University of Vienna and RWTH Aachen University. The program’s overall reception among participants was consistently positive, as the following survey results demonstrate:

  • 90% of all participants thought their course was interesting.
  • 98% of all participants are satisfied with the course concept.

Moreover, participants express their appreciation of the program and demonstrate its relevance not only for PhD students and post-docs, but also for research interested Master students in the following statements:

  • PhD
    • “I really enjoyed the course! Super helpful and valuable for my PhD. Should be required for every PhD student.”
    • “It was nice to have many PhD students with different backgrounds.”
  • Master
    • “High relevance for [the] master thesis.”
    • “Students from different research fields.”
  • General
    • “Small groups, friendly learning atmosphere, good group interaction.”
    • “Well structured very good course, lot of things to take away from.”
    • “Professor is an expert about the topic and very capable in spreading interest of the topic.”

Below, you can find some further statistics that provide a good overview of last year’s ACISS program.

  • 189 participants
    • 64% PhD students
    • 36% Master students
  • Average course evaluation
    • Instructors: 1.3
    • General: 1.5

We hope our review has awakened your interest for the 2018 Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science (ACISS). We are looking forward to welcoming you to one of this year’s courses!

ACISS 2016

RWTH Aachen University’s School of Business and Economics hosted the second Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods (ACISS) from July 18 to September 30, 2016. The curriculum comprised seven intensive, five-day courses held by seven outstanding instructors from Penn State, the Universidad de Chile, the University of Leeds, the University of Bonn, the University of Vienna and RWTH Aachen University. The program’s overall reception among participants was consistently positive, as the following survey results demonstrate:

  • 90% of all participants recommend the ACISS
  • 76% of all participants are satisfied with the curriculum
  • 72% of all participants are satisfied with the choice of instructors.

Moreover, participants express their appreciation of the program and demonstrate its relevance not only for PhD students and post-docs, but also for research interested Master students in the following statements:

  • PhD
    • “The course was great, it has helped me to develop my research.“
    • “We had the opportunity to discuss our own research problems with the university lecturers.”
  • Master
    • “It is awesome to work with international lecturers.“
    • “Working together with PhD students was really inspiring. I enjoyed the course a lot.“
  • General
    • “Small group sizes - best conditions for discussions.“
    • “We could visit a wide range of interesting courses.“

Below, you can find some further statistics that provide a good overview of last year’s ACISS program.

  • 202 participants
    • 53,5% PhD students
    • 42% Master students
    • 4,5% externals
  • Average course evaluation
    • Instructors: 1.3
    • General: 1.5

We hope our review has awakened your interest for the 2017 Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods (ACISS). We are looking forward to welcoming you to one of this year’s courses!

ACISS 2015

RWTH Aachen University’s School of Business and Economics hosted the first Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods (ACISS) from July 25 to September 23, 2015. The curriculum comprised eight intensive, five-day courses held by nine outstanding instructors from Penn State, the Universidad de Chile, the University of Vienna, and RWTH Aachen University. The program’s overall reception among participants was consistently positive, as the following survey results demonstrate:

  • 85% of all participants recommend the ACISS
  • 80% of all participants are satisfied with the curriculum
  • 85% of all participants are satisfied with the choice of instructors.

Moreover, participants express their appreciation of the program and demonstrate its relevance not only for PhD students and post-docs, but also for research interested Master students in the following statements:

  • PhD
    • “This seminar has brought me a huge step forward and upward in terms of the quality of my PhD research.“
    • “A good learning atmosphere, plenty of anecdotes and practical implications for my own research. Very interesting!”
  • Master
    • “Very interesting and helped me a lot with my Master thesis! A really good course!“
    • “Working together with PhD students was really inspiring. I enjoyed the course a lot.“
  • General
    • “Appropriate for persons with little prior knowledge as well as those with more experience.“
    • “Extremely large amount of content that was very well presented and explained.“

Below, you can find some further statistics that provide a good overview of last year’s ACISS program.

  • 202 participants
    • 52% PhD students
    • 40% Master students
    • 8% externals
  • Average course evaluation
    • Instructors: 1.2
    • General: 1.5

We hope our review has awakened your interest for the 2016 Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods (ACISS). We are looking forward to welcoming you to one of this year’s courses!