DACH Forum

What is the DACH Forum?
The CEMS DACH Forum is an annual regional event within the German-speaking cluster of CEMS and is rotating between our CEMS schools University of St. Gallen, WU Vienna and University of Cologne. In 2020, the event will be held at the University of Cologne. More details on the agenda can be found here.
When and where will it take place?
The CEMS DACH Forum will take place 02-05 June 2020 virtually. The lectures and workshops will be held via Zoom. You will receive all links shortly before the event.
What will the academic program look like?
Next to lectures providing you with a fundamental base around the topic „Naturally Profitable – Strategies in the Face of Climate Change“, the academic program encompasses key notes from experts from various backgrounds and challenging cases provided by our corporate partners. You will also be asked to prepare a pre-assignment for the event.
How does the DACH Forum differ from other CEMS regional events?
In contrast to all other CEMS regional events, the DACH Forum is built around a 3 ECTS academic course, which can be accredited as an elective and counts towards your CEMS degree.
What else can I expect from the event?
Besides the academic program, you will have the opportunity to network with our Corporate Partners after their workshops. Moreover, based on your profile, you may be among the students selected for the Speed Recruiting to extend your network even more, or for interviews with our Corporate Partners to jumpstart your career.
How can I apply for the interviews?
You can apply for interviews directly in the application form (for more information on the application process please have a look at the next FAQ section). You do not need to write any cover letters to apply for the interviews: All you need is your CV, which you directly upload in the application form. The interviews will be held during the academic program.
How can the 3 ECTS be accredited?
Once you have successfully finished the DACH Forum including the pre-assignment, the workshops and the post-assignment, you will receive the grade for your performance on cems.org. You will be notified via email as soon as the grades are uploaded on cems.org.


When and where can I apply?
The application will be open 17/02/2020 – 27/02/2020. You can find the link to the application form here.
What are the selection criteria?
The selection will be done based on selection criteria like cover letter, status of your studies, current grade average, and extracurricular activities.
When will I know if I was selected?
You will receive an email about your application outcome to the address provided by you in the application form by the end of March.

General information

What will it cost me?
As we moved to a virtual event, there is no participation fee for the DACH Forum anymore.
What is the dress code?
Even though the event is virtual, we ask you to dress up appropriately. „Business casual“ from the waist up will do. 🙂