The book offers a description, documentation and analysis of a four-years, interdisciplinary degree course in co-operative economics at the University of Marburg (1994 to 2002) for students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. In 20 interviews with graduates from different study cycles success criteria of this unique experiment in the field of higher education were identified. After their studies, most graduates returned to their countries of origin. Their careers show that this model of training co-operative promoters was successful.
Hans-H. Münkner is Professor emeritus of law and theory of co-operation and was Managing Director of the Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries at the University of Marburg, Germany, from 1992 to 2000.