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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften

Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Bergheimer Straße 58
  • 69115 Heidelberg
  • Phone: +49 6221 54-2905
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,180
Number of master degree students 226
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 1.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 1/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 8/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 2/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 77.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 45.3 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/11 points
International orientation master's 7/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 5.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 6.4 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per year 4.3
Third party funds per academic 24.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 7.1 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.1 *
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.8
Job market preparation 3.6
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.7 *
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

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Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department
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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 Economics Research, Macroeconomics, Labour Market; Inter-disciplinary complementary subjects (in particular Sociology and Political Science); very small study groups; teaching materials available online via the e-learning platform Moodle; professional qualifications are taught, e.g. languages used in economics and negotiations, public speaking; problem-oriented, proactive forms of teaching: work in small groups, student presentations, reciprocal assessments (peer assessment).
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Valencia, Spain; University of Milan, Italy; University of Madrid, Spain; University of Paris, France; University of Monpellier, France; University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Seminar rooms are equipped with projectors; very modern library with numerous workstations and long opening hours; free use of the Internet through WiFi in the Institute, computer rooms with access to econometric software such as STATA and Eviews.
  • 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 Economics brownbag seminar (jointly with the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim); Experimental laboratory: The laboratory is primarily used by researchers at the Alfred-Weber-Institut for behavioural experiments. The research lab is equipped with the latest equipment.
  • 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.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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