Professor Martina Möllering, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, including Macquarie Law School, was a guest at the Faculty of Law at the Universität Hamburg. The occasion was the signing of two joint PhD contracts. The students, Christina Simmig and Manuela Niehaus, are the first participants in the field of law, joint PhD program between the Universität Hamburg and Macquarie University.
The two doctoral students each receive a two-year tuition scholarship from Macquarie University to cover the joint period of enrolment, a one-year stipend scholarship to assist with living costs in Sydney during 2018 and 2019, and a return airfare between the partner institutions. Professor Markus Kotzur from the Universität Hamburg and Dr Kirsten Davies of Macquarie Law School will supervise the student’s candidature.
Also, as part of the partnership, a newly-designed program has been created – International Law Plus (IL+) – which seeks to bring German and Australian law students together to work on specific issues of international law.
The students will attend law courses together – in Sydney as well as in Hamburg – and will undertake joint research (online) supervised by academics from both law schools.
For more information, visit the Macquarie Law School webpage.