CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The course intends at its start to provide the basic vocabulary and concepts of demography and to enable the student to understand the past demographic development in his or her home country and in Europe in general. A special focus is on interdepencies and the interrelation between demographic developments, education, technological achievements and labour markets in a globalized world.

In the second part will we compare Europe with the two remaining economic and political “heavy weights” China and the US but have a special focus on Russia and India, too. Special attention is paid to the situation of the countries of the bottom bilion  and their importance for security in particular  and our future development in general.