Institutes and research centres
Founded in 1990, the Center for European Legal Studies (CELOS) focuses on the field of European civil and commercial law, taking into account European law issues and the law of the individual member states.
The European Union-funded research project "INspiRE" (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence - European Integration - Rule of Law and Enforcement) aims to focus research on European law from the perspective of law enforcement. Law must not only exist as "law in the books", but must be "lived", because only if law can be enforced, a high-quality legal system exists whose norms are observed.
The Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe (RICE), under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers, sees itself as a link between German, European and Chinese law and practice.
The Augsburg Research Centre of European and Anglo-American Law (AREA) under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers is a centre for the cooperation of scholars from Germany and the Anglo-American area within a legal context.
Up to 18 places are available for study in the United States each year. The exchange programme includes a one-semester stay at one of our six partner universities as well as a waiver of the otherwise compulsory tuition fees of up to $20,000. A stay in the USA is always limited to the American Fall semester (August to December).
The ACELR promotes research into the legal framework and control mechanisms of economic processes, in particular by supporting young scientists, the research location Augsburg and, among other things, by supervising its own publication series in the Nomos publishing house.