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6th (International) Conference for Student Research

bridging Business, Culture, and Politics

Team of Student Research Conference: Tim Thierbach (Assistant), Aynur Erdogan (Director), Moritz Schön (Student), Maya Geiß (Student), Kathrin Krautheimer (Project Coordinator) und Tristan Brömsen (Student). Picture: ZU/Samuel Grösch.

Conference details

  • 21st - 22nd April 2021
  • Location
    Zeppelin University
    Am Seemooser Horn 20
    88045 Friedrichshafen
  • The conference languages will be German and English.  

About the Conference

The student research unit at Zeppelin University is pleased to announce the sixth annual student research conference that, for the first time, will also host international undergraduate and graduate student researchers. After Oldenburg, Bochum, Berlin, Kiel, and Stuttgart Hohenheim, it is our privilege to hold the conference at our LakeCampus in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance from April 21st - 22nd, 2021. How to find us.

We invite students from all disciplines and courses that are enrolled at the time of registration at a university or any higher education institution. Students who want to present and discuss their research projects within a dynamic student research community should apply for the conference. Please, read the CALL carefully.

Of course, all other interested participants are also invited to attend the conference.
Please register for the conference no later than 28 of February 2021.


Your question:

Presentation slots are limited. We ask all interested candidates to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to studentresearch[at] with the subject line “Abstract [Name]: International Student Research Conference” by January 31, 2021. Please include your full name, university, and major / graduate program.

The conference languages will be German and English. If you want to present your research in German, please make sure to write your abstract in German, too. Students can either plan a 10-15 minute presentation for an audience of peers, professors, guests, and professionals. Or they can organize an innovative format such as a panel or roundtable discussion or any other format that you see fit. Please make sure to specify the format of your presentation. We advise you to discuss any innovative format prior to the submission deadline with Dr. Aynur Erdogan, Director of Student Research. E-mail: aynur.erdogan[at]

All submissions must be based on original research conducted by the presenter/s, and they should circle around the topic areas of economics, politics, culture, and social sciences. Research projects may and should include inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.

Thanks to our generous partners, we will be able to cover accommodation of all presenters and most likely all travel expenses. We are very pleased that Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft e.V. subsidizes the participation fee of each participant. Students will only have to pay a conference fee of 25 € upon registration.


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The international conference will be held bilingually in German and English. In addition to interesting presentations and lively discussions, there will also be an array of activities to network with professors, peers, our partners, people from Lake Constance (aka Häfler), such as, a Research Night in downtown Friedrichshafen and a closing event on the majestic ship MS Graf Zeppelin. It promises to be an awesome conference at picturesque Lake Constance.

Detailed program coming soon.

Application & Deadlines

Applications from individuals as well as groups with a joint project are possible.

Application (

  • 18th September – 31st January 2021

Feedback to applicants

  • until 15th February 2021

Registration (click here)

  • 1st January – 28th February 2021


Because of our generous partners, we will be able to cover accommodation of all presenters and most likely all travel expenses. Students will only have to pay a small conference fee upon registration.
Qualität Hoch
Zeppelin University

Student Research at ZU

Zeppelin University pursues an interdisciplinary, individualised and international approach in its teaching; research is a key focus for students from the outset of their study program. Problem-oriented and research-based learning facilitate an individualised study program and allows students to explore new horizons in communicating scientific work and practical knowledge.

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Additional Information & Forms

We are very much looking forward welcoming you at Zeppelin University in April 2021!


Erdogan, Aynur Dr
Executive Program Director | Director of Student Research
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1135
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1199
Room:FAB 3 | 0.73

Our Sponsors


We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their confidence and their generous support!