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  6. Fachbereich I
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Fachbereich I

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Basic information

Total number of students 350
Number of master degree students 116
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 50.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 3/11 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 3/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 99.3 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/11 points
International orientation, master's 10/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 0/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 21.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 22.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 82.0 %


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Research reputation für Fachhochschulen/HAW nicht ausgewiesen

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.8 *
Exams 2.3
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms rank group not assignable
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure 3.0
Overall study situation rank group not assignable

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching in small groups, group work in many modules, modern skill-oriented and activating teaching concept, very international student body, high practical relevance, inter-disciplinarity, interculturalism, extensive range of courses in English.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Over 40% of the students complete a semester abroad at one of more than 150 international partner universities; The stay abroad is often funded by scholarships; Over 10% international visiting students; Many practical semesters abroad.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; University of Pittsburgh, USA; HEC Montréal, Canada; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil; University of Edinburgh, UK; Universiteit Gent, Belgium; Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern teaching and group rooms; PC pools, modern library, online databases, e-books, e-learning, wireless LAN in all seminar rooms and the library.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Employment consequences of minimum wage; Economic consequences of Brexit; The future of free trade, TTIP, CETA, etc .; New global financial market regulations; Government debt in Germany and Europe; Prevention of tax evasion; Changes in behaviour through tax changes; Challenges of demographic change with respect to old age pension; Economics and gender studies; Development of income and wealth distribution; Model theoretical foundations of economic policy controversies.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    At the Start-up Incubator Berlin of HWR, students can take their first steps from theory to implementation. It promotes ideas, concepts and prototypes. The co-working space allows for exchange with other founders and thus supports inspiration, creativity and the development of business models. The Start-up Now programme offers workshops, coaching, team matching, peer learning and mentors. It is aimed at everyone at the beginning of their start-up project or who have already progressed to the active start-up phase.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    HWR Berlin offers psychological counselling and counselling for students with disabilities. Individual counselling and a range of services help students to cope with difficulties at university or in their personal lives that affect their progress at university.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Taking into account the diversity of cultures and lifestyles, equality of sexes, compatibility of family and work and/or university as well as sustainability of economic actions are key topics in teaching, research and administration, as well as central principles that guide the university in its day-to-day business.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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