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Special features regarding teachingEconomics in Passau is particularly strong in research. Publications in A+ and A- journals and frequency of citation are of a particularly high level. This sound research level is integrated into the Master's courses. As a result, an especially large number of Master IEB graduates move on to doctoral studies. The link to practice is influential thanks to the empirical approach of research and teaching.
Special features regarding the international orientationEconomics in Passau is international renowned and well-networked where research is concerned. This opens Master IEB students doors to work placements and semesters abroad. International professors regularly visit for seminar presentations that Master IEB students attend.
Common partner universities for exchangeLunds Universitet, Sweden; Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto/Lisboa, Portugal; Università degli Studi di Firenze; Università degli Studi di Torino; University of Oulu, Finland; Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, France; University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic; Türk-Alman Üniversitesi; Ege University, Izmir, Turkey; Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Special features regarding the equipmentAccess to experimental research laboratory. Special software "classEx" allows for the realisation of lab-in-the-field experiments and integrates interactive modules into teaching. Contact with German economic research institutes allows access to multiple databases.
Special features regarding research activitiesIn development economics, education economics, family economics, corruption research and globalisation, there is diverse integration into current national and international research projects.
Research topics reflected in teachingMeasuring Corruption by Help of Experiment; United Nations Convention Against Corruption; Exports and FDI with Heterogeneous Firms; Experimental Ethics; Market Size, Trade, and Productivity; Global Sourcing; The Euro Crisis; Brexit; Original Sin; Child care, fertility and employment of mothers; Strikes in public transport; Air pollution/health of cities; Education, risk aversion and culture in migration decisions; Insurance and Development; Solar Electricity in Rural Rwanda; Employability in Tunisia.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.wiwi.uni-passau.de/forschung/
Support for foundersFounders' Café: Goal: Potential founders, investors and start-up experts meet regularly; Forum for questions related to one's own start-up; Start-up promotion of the transfer centre; Events for students and young scientists (5-Euro-Business competition, Founders' Week Germany, Founders' Workshop); Start-up leave: Students who want to establish their own business while studying can take a leave of absence for two semesters if supervised by the transfer centre.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsIndividual counselling sessions; Possibly longer exam time; Possibly oral exam.
Characteristics of diversity advancementCompliance with the university-wide standards on equality (scientific and non-scientific staff) and implementation of appropriate targets at the faculty (annual reporting).
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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