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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 70
Number of master degree students 61
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 2/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 5/14 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 no bachelor degree courses (im Bachelor Studiengang Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 70.6 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 5/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's 2/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 34.1 %
Share of professors with work experience


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 1.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.4
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Exams no survey
Research orientation no survey
Job market preparation no survey
Support for stays abroad no survey
Rooms no survey
Library no survey
IT-infrastructure no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.5
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 2.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.3

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Economics 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 orientation
    Economics 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 exchange
    Lunds 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 equipment
    Access 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 activities
    In 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 teaching
    Measuring 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 activities
  • Support for founders
    Founders' 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 persons
    Individual counselling sessions; Possibly longer exam time; Possibly oral exam.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Compliance 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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