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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95447 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-4320
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,260
Number of master degree students 297
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 97.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 92.4 %

International orientation

International orientation 5/11 points
International orientation master's 7/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 5/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 4/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 10.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 7.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 15.0 %


Publications per year The number of weighted publications per year is in the range between 2,4 and 0,8
Third party funds per academic 7.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 1.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.6 *
Exams 2.1
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.7 *
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.8
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Overall study situation 1.3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Exercises 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 orientation
    Wide 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 exchange
    University 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 equipment
    Campus-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 activities
    Weekly 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 teaching
    Current 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 founders
    Business 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 persons
    Liaison 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 advancement
    Best 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 features
    There 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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