Welcome to the Chair of International Business and Society Relations with focus on Latin America!

Our idea is that business and economics do not happen in a vacuum but in specific contexts in terms of space, time and cultures. To this purpose we place the human agent, its time and social interactions at the centre of our investigation. We are interested in the politics, history, culture, international relations and economics of primarily Latin American countries, but we also cover France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

We offer a deep knowledge of and a great passion for these geographic areas and we are eager to promote their study within the university, the broader Erlangen-Nuremberg community, and internationally.

The Chair offers a truly international experience. The team of teachers and researchers come from different backgrounds and nationalities and provide friendly and competent teaching as well as high quality research.

In line with FAU priorities, the Chair is highly committed to internationalisation. We attract numerous foreign students and offer exchange programmes in a variety of countries. Our courses are taught in English, Spanish and German. We are also involved in several international research projects and student-oriented activities.

We work to build bridges between academia, policy makers and the business community and we emphasise both the theoretical dimension and the practice-oriented aspects of our topics.

Please browse our website to know more about who we are, what we do and what we believe in.