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Economics, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Augsburg

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre

  • Universitätsstraße 16
  • 86159 Augsburg
  • Phone: +49 821 598-4158
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Basic information

Total number of students 460 *
Number of master degree students 80
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
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 less than 10 graduates per year during the time surveyed
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 51.1 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 0,6 to 1,0
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor 0.3
Research reputation 1.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Application orientation and emphasis on empirical methods; Specialisation in Empirical Macroeconomics, Finance, Health Economics, Industrial and Information Economics, Social Security, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Insurance Economics; training in Econometric and Dynamic Stochastic general equilibrium models. The concept of smaller groups is consistently pursued. In this way, the students can develop a lot of content themselves and at the same time draw on the expertise of the lecturers.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Centre for International Relations assists students (outgoing) in organising their stay abroad (choosing the right university, course selection, recognition of credits, financing, etc.). Incoming students can contact the CIR as well if they have related questions. The faculty offers several programmes with an international focus: Global Business Management (Bachelor, Master), double degree programmes with the University of Rennes (France) (Double Bachelor, Double Master). The Business Administration programme includes the subject International Business & Economics.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Twente, Enschede, Niederlande; Rom - La Sapienza, Italien; Athens University of Economics and Business, Athen, Griechenland; University College of Southeast Norway, Kongsberg, Norwegen; Universidad San Pablo CEU , Madrid, Spanien; Karlstad University, Kalmar, Schweden; Indiana University Bloomington, USA; University of Pittsburgh, USA; Macquarie University Sydney, Australien; ESCA Ecole de Management Casablanca, Marokko.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Top equipment in modern rooms with projectors, computers and smart boards; computer rooms with the latest hardware (colour and b/w laser printer, scanner, burner) and software, WIFI throughout the campus, free Microsoft products, free literature management software, online journal database, numerous online databases for literature research; free SAP training and Microsoft Office courses; extensive statistics and Simulation software: SPSS, STATA, R, IBM-ILOG, Gauss, Eclipse, MATLAB, Plant Simulation, Visual Studio, Statistics Laboratory.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Solving stochastic, dynamic general equilibrium models; investigation of the relationship between market friction, money and business cycle; Theory of Cooperatives; analysis of the banking sector; economic analysis of environmental policy; normative and political-economic analysis of family and social policies; determination of the determinants of individual health behaviour; analysis of the tension between public and private financing of health and care services; sustainability of social security systems; optimal taxation.
  • Support for founders
    The Augsburg Center for Entrepreneurship is a central contact point on the subject of start-ups. Potential and aspiring founders, as well as young companies already launched can obtain essential information, from brainstorming and business model development to funding. In addition, the online platform provides an interdisciplinary resource of all course contents regarding the topic of entrepreneurship, as well as the advisory services for founders at the university and regional partners.
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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