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Economics, Department

Fachbereich 02: Wirtschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Marburg

  • Universitätsstraße 25
  • 35037 Marburg
  • Phone: +49 6421 28-81722
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 400 *
Number of master degree students 200
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 2.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 68.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 43.1 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 0.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 0.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 0.0 %


Publications per professor Points per professor within the range 1,1 to 1,7
Third party funds per academic 7.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3
Research reputation < 1%

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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Focus on Institutional Economics (economic analysis of formal and informal rules); personal contact between teachers and students; combining teaching with new research content; promotion of scientific writing / presentation through small group seminars in Bachelor and Master; many key qualification and interdisciplinary modules; international environment through English-language Master's programmes and foreign professors; academic openness to different scientific approaches; interdisciplinarity, for example in special Master programmes.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Comprehensive ERASMUS / foreign cooperation; English language courses; predominant range of services also available in English; fully English-language Master's programmes; several Master's programmes that are carried out together with international universities and include stays abroad.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Kent at Canterbury, England; University of Southampton, England; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spanien; Marmara Üniversitesi, Türkei; Wroclaw University of Economics, Polen; Athens University of Economics and Business; Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italien; Kobe University, Japan; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Department has electronic learning platform Ilias; three PC - pools, one of which is also used for teaching; its own library with student workplaces (there is also the university library); a wide range of electronic journals; online data access to economic data for teaching and research; good software equipment (especially econometrics programs); WiFi access in many buildings.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focus on questions of Institutional Economics, i.e. all economics professors in Marburg conduct research in this area; internal research cooperation within the "Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics". The research focus "Institutional Economics and Corporate Governance" examines what determines the framework of action for economic actors and how they react to changes in the framework. In particular, the focus is on the interaction between formal and informal institutions and norms on the behaviour of the actors and the development of economic success factors.
  • Support for founders
    The "Marburg Institute for Innovation Research and Business Start-Up Support" is affiliated to the department.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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