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Economics, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bayreuth

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95447 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-6001
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,350 *
Number of master degree students 350
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 17.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 12.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 80.1 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 50.8 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 2.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 2.9 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 6.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.4
Research reputation 2.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Exercises and tutorials in small groups, mandatory domestic internship at or abroad; faculty internship service; exchange with companies including through career fairs and workshops; excursions to companies and institutions at home and abroad, interlinking research and practice creates the basis for professional fields in IO and NGO, companies, banks, etc .; research-related training with the possibility of individual specialisation; optional language training; internationality; interdisciplinarity; supporting teaching through the National Economic Association.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Broad network of partnerships, both Erasmus and worldwide partnerships with universities on all continents; international research collaborations; publisher of international magazines.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Dundee, UK; Université Laval, Kanada; California State University, USA; Panthéon Sorbonne, Frankreich; Uni Bordeaux, Frankreich; Milano, Italien; Rey Juan Madrid, Spanien; Uni Cantabria, Spanien; Beijing Institute of Tech., China; Higher School of Economics, Russland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Campus-wide WiFi with 339 access points; PC garage of the IT service centre = computer help for private PCs of students; software: free office via the MS campus contract, use of Office 365 and Dreamspark = selected Microsoft products for free use during your studies in the field of economics; 436 PC workstations across the campus in 20 pools with 205 application and software packages; online courses via Video2Brain; 71 multifunctional devices (copying, printing, scanning) for students (the majority of them A3 and A4 as well as b/w and colour); rental laptops.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Weekly seminars by international researchers; joint workshops of all Bayreuth economics professors, post-docs and others - PhD students; international visiting professors and lecturers; close research cooperation with various institutes (ifo Institute Munich)
  • Support for founders
    Business plan competitions, 5-euro business, StartUp Challenge, International Business Plan Competition, business simulation games, Ideation Week, Bayreuth internship, turnaround management, entrepreneurial thinking & business design, basic legal lectures in the field of intellectual property and intellectual property rights, antitrust law, etc.; events (case studies, seminars, lectures, exercises); 4 chairs that deal with business start-ups and provide technical support for the students, Entrepreneurship & Innovation department with start-up advice
  • Other special features
    There is close contact between elected course representatives, student body and course moderators to solve problems quickly and without any bureaucracy. The Association for Economics at the University of Bayreuth (VUB e.V.) establishes close contact between students and teachers. This means that numerous excursions can be offered to companies and institutions in Germany and abroad and new ideas for the progression of the course can be developed. Regular programme of general meetings on the information exchange between students and teachers.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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