General course information
Here you find general information regarding the offered courses of fu:stat. If you have any further questions, don´t hesitate to contact us!
Group of participants
Students and employees from all universities are welcome to participate in our courses. For all students we offer reduced prices. Besides the scheduled course program, fu:stat also offers customized courses to companies and other institutions.
To register, fill out the registration form on the particular course website. Within one week after registration you will receive a confirmation E-Mail with further information. Please notice the additional comments for PoGS members:
Fu:stat cooperates with the Dahlem Research School and the Potsdam Graduate School(PoGS). PoGS members have to register via the PoGS website. The registration will then be forwarded to us.
It is possible to cancel your registration up to 7 days prior the start of the course via E-Mail, post or fax. In this case, fu:stat will charge a fee of 30% of the invoice amount. If deregistration is done at shorter notice, the course fee will not be refounded. Cancellation is normally confirmed by fu:stat within 3 days.
Cancellation of a course
fu:stat reserves the right to cancel any course in case of a sudden illness of the instructor or due to the reason of force majeure. In case of cancellation fu:stat may reschedule the course. All affected course participants can either attend the rescheduled course (if there is one), or will receive a refund of the course fee. Also, relevant participants get the opportunity to pre-register for the same course at the next course period. A refund of any potential other costs (e.g. travelling, accommodation) in connection to the course is not possible.
The prices for the courses are shown on the respective information pages. The payment shall be made by bank transfer. You will get more informations to the payment in the confirmation email to your registration. During the bank transfer please consider the correct specification of the purpose. Also we would like to ask you to submit a transfer coucher in the course. Some courses will be paid in cash. The payment is made on the first day of the course. In both cases, you will receive an invoice. If the invoice should in addition to your name contain also your billing address, specify this please in the registration form. A university-internal transfer is not possible because of the administrative expenses. University members, whose course fee is taken over by a Chair, first pay the fee by bank transfer or in cash and later submit the Bill at the Department for reimbursement of this fee.
PC pools/ own laptops
Besides the theory training, all courses are taught interactively at the PC pool. Thats why you need a login to use the PCs. The PC pool accepts only accounts of students of the School of Business and Economics of Freie Universität Berlin. Participants, who do not have such an account, get a temporary account at the beginning of the course. For legal reasons, we are obligated to verify your identity on the basis of an official document (identity card, driving license, passport) by the awarding of the accounts. Working on your own laptop is not possible.
timetable for the courses
The courses take place between 9 and 17: 00 (s.t.) and are interrupted by several breaks. For the lunch break it is scheduled one hour. There will be one break of 20-30 minutes in the morning and one in the afternoon.
certificate of attendance
You will receive a certificate of participation after the course. If you need a certificate in English, please contact us before the course starts. A certificate of participation, which you can download, is not possible. Once the course is successfully completed the certificate will be personally handed over.
The coures take place in the premises of the School of Business and Economics of Freie Universität Berlin in Dahlem. Adress: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Garystraße 21, 14195 Berlin. The nearest underground stations are U Oskar-Helene-Heim and U Thielplatz (both U3).
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If you travel from an other town to the course and search for a accommodation, this tips may help: Near to the course location you can stay at Harnack Haus. The Seminaris Campus Hotel Berlin is also very close to the course location (only 20 minutes by foot or one station by undergroud). Furthermore Berlin offers many other accommodation in all price categories. You can reach the course location easy from other points of the town, because this location is really close to the underground station.
license for software
fu:stat offers besides of the training programm only statistical consulting. If you are interested in purchasing a software license for SPSS, SAS, STATA and EViews, unfortunately we can not directly help you. Members of Freie Universität Berlin can receive licenses to favourable conditions from Zedat.