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Business Computing, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Duisburg-Essen/Essen

Institut für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,360 *
Number of master degree students 160
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 36.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 80.0 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/13 points
International orientation, master's 8/13 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 13.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 18.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 20.0 %


Publications per professor <3 Publication points per professor
Doctorates per professor 0.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.3

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Overall study situation 1.5

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  • Special features regarding teaching
    In the Bachelor, individual setting of specialisations in the areas of Software / Modelling, IT Management / Company Founding and Network / Security possible; application-oriented project and practice-oriented case study in the last academic year; extensive freedom of choice in the Master; possibility of acquiring practice-relevant certifications (for example for SAP or IT management) accompanying the degree; bilingual Master's programme (German / English); own international exchange network IS: link with over 20 partner universities; own teacher for mathematics events.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Comprehensive network of partner universities; increasing number of English-language courses; regular courses from renowned guest researchers from abroad. A semester abroad is possible via a mobility window without a delay in studying.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Deakin University in Victoria, Australien; University of Jyväskylä, Finnland; ESEO Institue of Science & Technology, Frankreich; Tel Aviv University, Israel; University of the Andes, Bogotá, Kolumbien; University of Borås, Schweden; Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Südkorea; Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Südkorea; Instituto Superior Técnico in Lissabon, Portugal; Wroclaw University of Economics, Polen.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several large PC pools; comprehensive WiFi; lecture halls and seminar rooms with projector; virtual PC and software pool with 400 spaces; extensive PC work rooms as well as PC teaching and exam room with 200 seats; central study portal; faculty's own IT service centre; free and affordable software for students; good library equipment with long opening hours.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Largest Business Informatics in Germany; wide range of topics; close integration with Applied Computer Science and Business Administration in the same faculty; variety of practical collaborations in applied research.
  • Support for founders
    The University of Duisburg-Essen has combined the numerous measures in the IDE competence centre for innovation and start-ups. There are dedicated courses related to e-entrepreneurship or e-intrapreneurship; the development of business plans is discussed in seminars ("start-up camp"), projects and theses, and own ideas can be developed and discussed; student start-up projects are encouraged and supported; in addition, the university offers additional services to which reference is made.
  • Other special features
    Own course offer Business English; Alumni WiWi Essen e.V.: active alumni association; act e.V.: student management consultancy.
  • 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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