GSERM Ljubljana

Panorama of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana at sunset.


Global School in Empirical Research Methods – GSERM is high-quality integrated programme, teaching methodology for PhD students, postdocs, researchers from leading universities and professionals from outside academia from all around the world. Programme will help participants in mastering advanced methodological skills that will empower them to conduct cutting-edge academic research.

Participants are welcome to choose among eight intellectually stimulating empirical research courses. All courses are accredited with 4 ECTS credits and taught in English. Classes will be held by some of the top academics within their research area. Participants in the GSERM courses will have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students from around the world.

Various social activities will give participants a great opportunity to network with fellow participants outside of classes. Ljubljana offers a range of activities and is an inspiring learning environment.


Participants’ impressions from GSERM Ljubljana 2017


“Having attended the GSERM programme in Oslo in January, I was super excited for taking the machine learning class in Ljubljana. My high expectations were exceeded. Not only the academics, but also the cultural experiences were one-of-a-kind!”

Jochen Hartmann, PhD Marketing, Hamburg University


“I very much enjoyed the QCA course from Summer School GSERM Ljubljana. I work for a research project focusing on governance in China and we plan to apply QCA to our research. GSERM Ljubljana Summer School was a perfect opportunity both to develop my knowledge about the method and the ways to apply it to my topic and to meet great people from all over the world and from very diverse fields of study. I would like to once again say thank you to Prof. Charles Ragin and course organizers!”

Elizaveta Priupolina, Ph.D. candidate and Research Associate, DFG Project NO 1041/2-1, IN-EAST Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen


“I want to thank the GSERM team for a great organization of the summer school GSERM Ljubljana. I learned more than I was expecting, and at the same time had a great time meeting other participants and profiting from beautiful Ljubljana.”

Cathy Alida Rubiños, PhD Economics, Arizona State University





The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (the FELU) is the largest public university and the largest higher education and research institution in the field of business and economics in Slovenia. Moreover, FELU has the biggest centre for executive education within a university setting. It has close ties with the international education and research sphere, also giving it a strong position in the markets of CEE

The FELU has become the first and only Triple Crown School in Slovenia and in the broader region to have been awarded the – EQUIS , AACSB and AMBA international accreditations. This achievement ranks the FELU among the top 1% of business and economics schools in the world.

Slovenia’s unique geographical position is the meeting point of East and West. We are in the heart of Europe where the Alps face the Pannonia plains, and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. We offer an international study environment with cross-cultural learning experiences and partnerships with institutions from all around the world. As the leading national institution in business and economics, the FELU provides education at all levels (undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, executive and lifelong learning) and in most key areas of specialisation. Programme development forms an important part of the FELU’s strategy as it supports internationalisation, the involvement of the business community, and the achieving of excellence.