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Economics, Department

Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bonn

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Adenauerallee 24-42
  • 53113 Bonn
  • Phone: +49 228 73-7930
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,500 *
Number of master degree students 360
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 0.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 73.9 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 55.1 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 5.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 5.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 10.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 45.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.4
Research reputation 78.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.1
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.8
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.0
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
    The degree course in Economics offers a well-founded basic and modern method training. In the 3rd year you can choose the modules individually or specialise in the following areas: Business & Politics, Business & Finance, Business & Data, Business & Management or Business & Strategic Decision. Bonn has particular strengths in Microeconomics and Applied Microeconomics, especially in Game Theory (Nobel Prize) and Empirical Economic Research, but also offers a discussion of current issues such as Environmental Economics, Sustainability and Financial Crises.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty is considered one of the leading institutes on economic research in Europe. As is international practice, it is divided into departments along the lines of research and teaching. It offers an English-taught Master’s programme that complies with international standards. Young researchers are promoted through a doctoral programme based on international standards, and the post-doctorate graduates are encouraged to engage in research focused on publishing in international journals.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; Tilburg University, Niederlande; Université de Toulouse, Frankreich; ENSAE ParisTech, Frankreich; Universita degli Studi di Siena, Italien; Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Universität Wien, Österreich; Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Tschechien; Tel Aviv University, Israel; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Attractive learning, teaching and research environment with a fully equipped specialist library with access to various databases and leading specialist journals. Teaching is supported by an electronic teaching platform for digital teaching materials and communication with the lecturers. Students get access to web-based software licenses in class, for homework and theses). The use of current software (STATA, R, Python, LaTeX) takes place in the courses and additional courses. Modern lecture hall equipment with displays and WiFi.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Strong in collaborative research (2 clusters of excellence, 1 SFB, 1 GRK) and individual research (currently 4 ERC grants); dissolution of chairs and reorganisation of research and teaching in institutes; connection of economic theory with the expansion of empirical economic research and stronger policy orientation; strong regional research partners: MPI for Commons, Briq and IZA, Universities Mannheim (SFB) and Cologne (Cluster); The Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research (BonnEconLab) is an important research infrastructure for experimental research.
  • Support for founders
    The Career Centre at the University of Bonn is a service unit for students, which advises students on setting up companies. In addition to initial consultation, there is the university's "Stammtisch", the network for company founders, a contact person for funding programs, as well as numerous partners such as those of the Digital Hob Region Bonn AG and the association NUK Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V. There are close contacts to the city of Bonn’s business development agency.
  • Other special features
    Together with the University of Cologne, the department has won Germany's only excellence cluster for Economics. The Bonn laboratory for experimental economic research is well known. The courses are subject to comprehensive quality management and are all accredited. There is intensive cooperation with the students in the committees and an active Economics student council that organises many additional events for students.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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