# 2: Cooperation with thinks tanks

The picture shows a chart. Photo & Copyright: Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel Political Science in Kiel has close affiliations with two of Germany's most reknown think tanks.

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is one of Germany's foremost research institutions and policy advisor in economics. Being an exchange student at the CAU, you can attend courses given by IfW researchers and get a taste of the latest insight on global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education.

The Institute for Security Policy (ISPK) features policy-relevant research on security issues and international relations. Students can attend seminars taught by ISPK researchers and participate in excursion to Brussels and Berlin to meet political leaders and decisionmakers.