2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
- Universitätsstraße 30
- 95447 Bayreuth
- Phone: +49 921 55-4320
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Special features regarding teachingExercises and tutorials in small groups, compulsory work placement in Germany or abroad; faculty's own work placement service; exchange with companies, e.g. through career fairs and workshops; excursions to companies and institutions in Germany and abroad, integration of research and practice creates the basis for careers in IO and NGO, companies, banks, etc.; research-related training with the possibility of individual specialisation; optional language training; international focus; Interdisciplinary approach; Teaching supported by the Volkswirtschaftsverein (Economics Association)
Special features regarding the international orientationWide network of partnerships, both Erasmus and global partnerships with universities on all continents; International research cooperation ventures; Publisher of international journals.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Nottingham, UK; University of Warwick, UK; University of Dundee, UK; University of Limerick, Ireland; University of Cork, Ireland; Pantene Sorbonne, France; University of Bordeaux, France; Rey Juan Madrid, Spain; University of Cantabria, Spain; University of Valencia, Spain; University of Warsaw, Poland
Special features regarding the equipmentCampus-wide WiFi with 339 access points; "PC garage" at the IT service centre = computing services for private student PCs; Software: Free Office via Microsoft Campus Agreement, use of Office 365 and DreamSpark = selected Microsoft products for free use for students of economics; campus-wide 436 PC workstations in 20 pools with 205 applications and software packages; Online courses via Video2Brain; 71 multifunction printers (copying, printing, scanning) for students (the majority of which, A3 and A4 as well as b/w and colour); Laptop rentals.
Special features regarding research activitiesWeekly seminar lectures by international researchers; Joint workshops between all Bayreuth Economics professors, post-docs and -Doctoral candidates; international guest professors and assistant professors; close research cooperation with various institutes (ifo Institute in Munich; IfW in Kiel; IAB in Nuremberg; KOF Zurich; PCRC Turku; Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Mumbai); participation in the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics; interdisciplinary profile fields "Governance & Responsibility" and "Innovation & Consumer Protection" and research centres; young professors with top-rankings.
Research topics reflected in teachingCurrent challenges of globalisation; Banking regulation; Finance and Social Justice; efficiency of financial markets; Export and trade finance; TTIP; Asylum and forced migration; Trade imbalances; Sustainability and social security; Debt and financial crisis; Tax reforms; Reform of Morbi-RSA (morbidity-oriented risk structure compensation); Conventions and social norms; Market simulation models and antitrust damages; Political Representation; Power in Governance; Theory of the State for the 21st Century; Long-term development; Empirical determinants of economic growth; Gender and corruption.
Support for foundersBusiness Plan competitions, 5-Euro-Business, StartUp Challenge, International Business Plan Competition, business simulations, Economics Congress (simulation), Bayreuth shadowing, Turnaround Management, Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design, legal basics lectures in the field of intellectual property and intellectual property law, antitrust law, etc.; Events (case studies, seminars, lectures, exercises); 4 chairs that deal with start-ups and provide professional support for students.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsLiaison for those with severe disabilities, individual counselling. Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems, the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015.
Characteristics of diversity advancementBest Practice Club and "Family in Higher Education" Charter, gender-sensitive human resource development, dual career support, coaching and mentoring programmes for young researchers, scholarships for scientists in the qualification phase, equality funding (financial support for participation in scientific conferences), further training for scientists, expansion of gender/queer studies, child care (crèches for students and staff, emergency and after-school care), holiday care, feeding and changing rooms, parent-child study rooms.
Other special featuresThere is close contact between elected course representatives, student body and course moderators to solve problems quickly and without any bureaucracy. Through the Association of Economics at the University of Bayreuth (VUB) students and teachers of the department become closely linked. 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.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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