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Economics, Department

Juristische und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Halle-Wittenberg

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Bevölkerungsökonomie

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 150 *
Number of master degree students 50
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 2.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 55.6 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's less than 10 graduates / year

International orientation

Outgoing students 6.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 0.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 0.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 0.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 0,1 to 0,5
Third party funds per academic 12.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation < 1%

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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Lectures in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Research Halle, employees of the IWH are included in the teaching, the work placements and jobs for student assistants at the IWH. A variety of inter-disciplinary specialisation options, which incorporate the latest research trends in the teaching. Imparting interface skills, communicating knowledge of empirical economics with high political relevance under the conditions of a pluralistic democracy; modern didactic concept with interactive events, lectures in English.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    For the Bachelor's, there is an English-language "Business Economics" course that is geared specifically to international students. For the Master's, there are two double-degree courses, one of which is on Economics (European and International Economics). This course is offered together with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Budapest, Ungarn; Uni Bratislava, Slovakei; Uni Salamanca, Spanien; Uni Santander, Spanien; Uni Oviedo, Spanien; Uni katowice, Polen; Uni St-Denis, Frankreich; Universite Paris 12 - Val de Marne, Frankreich; Universita degli studio di Cassino, Italien; Universita degli studi di Parma, Italien.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Economics area has four generously equipped PC pools and is a leader in multimedia teaching thanks to its link to the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University. The campus used by the Economics faculty boasts comprehensive (and naturally free) WiFi access for all University members. Access to detailed econometric databases via the IWH.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Governance research as an inter-disciplinary focus. "Empirical Economics and Political Consulting" centre of competence. Empirical Economics analyses economic contexts on an empirical basis, develops quantitative models and uses them for prognoses and the guidance of politics based on the effects of economic policy measures. The key area is characterised by the cooperation with the Institute of Economic Research in Halle (IWH), which is one of the major German economic research institutes.
  • Support for founders
    At the Martin Luther University's Department of Economics, it is not so much the Economics chairs that contribute to business start-ups.
  • Other special features
    The whole subject of Economics is offered. In addition, many areas of special public interest that go beyond the classic Economics areas are covered, in particular Economic History, Health and Behavioural Economics, Business Ethics, Financial Markets and Financial Market Regulation, as well as Environmental Economics. The department's teaching program emphasizes application-related work with economic data across all content-related topics and thus enables skills acquisition in applied econometrics and statistics.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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