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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

  • Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-7326
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,310
Number of master degree students 482
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 4.0 %

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 81.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/11 points
International orientation master's 10/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 3/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 3/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 12.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 11.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 12.0 %


Publications per year 4.8
Third party funds per academic 41.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation 4.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8 *
Exams 1.9
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.6

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
    Economics in Göttingen is one of the few Economics courses in Germany that offers students an international perspective in the Bachelor's course, and more so in the Master's course, which is also reflected in the course areas of specialisation: International Economic Relations, Integration Policy and Analysis of the Economic Situation in Developing Countries. Attractive opportunities for a semester abroad, numerous courses taught in English and varied language courses complete the study programme.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Research-based teaching, focused on the issues of the globalised economy; Comprehensive support for semesters abroad thanks to qualified international coordinators and scholarship programmes for select partner universities; Guaranteed and transparent recognition of international credits; Partner universities in (almost) all regions of the world, with focus on Latin America and Asia; International dual-degree programmes with renowned partner universities; International visiting assistant professors; Integration of foreign languages into the programmes.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of California in Berkeley, USA; Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Seoul National University, South Korea; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; Kyoto University, Japan; Aarhus Universitet, Denmark; University of Adelaide, Australia; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern infrastructure: WiFi throughout, online learning platforms, e-learning (audio and video recordings of lectures, web-based exercise tasks), extensive software libraries and simulation tools, high-quality equipment in teaching rooms, CIP pools, modern subject library with extensive range of reference and textbooks and numerous well-equipped workstations, the award-winning Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Lower Saxony State and University Library – SUB) is one of the five largest academic libraries in Germany and a unique learning and study building in Germany.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Faculty groups its diverse research activities into the three key areas of Compliance and Governance (Analysis and Formation of Organisational Structures), Marketing and Consumer Science (Investigation of Complex Networks) and Global Change and Development (current issues relating to International Business Relations). The Faculty has the largest research specialisation in Developing Countries in Germany, with three professors and the Research Centre "Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries: Statistical Methods and Empirical Analyses".
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Faculty of Economic Sciences has its own start-up representative, recruited from within its own ranks of professors: The start-up representative is the first point of contact for start-up ideas at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The representative refers interested individuals to the start-up advisory service of the Georg-August University in Göttingen and in close coordination with the start-up advisory service monitors the first steps towards the idea and implementation. At the central level, there are numerous workshops and a competition on start-ups.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central services provided by the university: Separate representative for Diversity Management at the department for academic affairs: Website with information on the topic of barrier-free studying -> information about equalisation of disadvantages, financial and technical aid; Accessibility map (web and app). At the department: Active inquiries at advisory services as to whether there are health-related reasons for any delays in studies; if yes: For example, students are granted more time for writing exams; deadlines for failing modules are extended.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    university: Signatory to the "Diversity Charter"; Diversity Audit; Bridging the Gap project for prospective students, students and doctoral students of the first generation (relevant information and advisory services, mentoring); Continuing education options for academic staff regarding diversity in academic affairs. Department: Equal Opportunities representative participates in all staff selection processes; Various newsletters for all employees in German and English; Students with children may take a leave of absence for the semester and still earn a specific number of credits (15 for 1 semester).
  • Other special features
    Increasing proportion of courses in English, attractive exchange programme (partly supported by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD - grants) with renowned universities in Europe, Asia, South Africa, USA, Latin America and Australia, studies take no longer to complete due to semester abroad thanks to structured process for recognition of academic achievements abroad.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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