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Economics, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Heidelberg

Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,210 *
Number of master degree students 170
Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

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 69.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 36.4 % *

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 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 29.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation 3.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.3

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 1.8

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Areas of specialisation: Behavioural and Institutional Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Empirical Economic Research, Macroeconomics, Labour Market; interdisciplinary supplementary subjects, in particular Sociology and Political Science; small practice groups; online availability of teaching materials via the Moodle e-learning platform; imparting vocational qualifications, e.g. business and negotiation languages, rhetoric; problem-oriented, activating forms of learning: work in small groups, student presentations, reciprocal assessments (peer assessment).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    MSc Economics is taught exclusively in English 1/3 of the students in the M.Sc. Economics have an international background.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Valencia, Spanien; Uni Mailand, Italien; Uni Madrid, Spanien; Uni Paris, Frankreich; Uni Montpellier, Frankreich; Uni Warschau, Polen, Uni Beijing Normal, China.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Equipping the seminar rooms with projectors; very modern library with lots of workplaces and long opening hours (also on Sundays); free use of Internet access via WiFi throughout the institute, PC rooms with access to econometric software such as STATA and Eviews. Use of the experimental laboratory.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research focuses in the following areas: Political Economics, Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Empirical Economic Research, Labour Markets, Financial Markets; Seminars: Departmental Seminar, Economics & Politics Seminar, Environmental.
  • Other special features
    Alumni & Career Service at the Alfred-Weber-Institut: in addition to a regularly updated work placement and job board, the Institute offers a range of courses and events that support students with extra-curricular activities. BUDDY programme: aimed at international students. The programme aims to make the transition to higher education and orientation around the University, as well as everyday life, easier for students.
  • 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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