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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Economics, Department

Juristische und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Bevölkerungsökonomie

  • Große Steinstraße 73
  • 06099 Halle (Saale)
  • Phone: +49 345 55-23300
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 220
Number of master degree students 54
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 2.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 1/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 6/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 2/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 78.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not ranked because in the period of observation there were not consistently 10 graduates per year

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/11 points
International orientation, master's 10/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per year The number of weighted publications per year is lower than 0,8
Third party funds per academic 14.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support less than 15 answers
Support in studies less than 15 answers
Courses offered less than 15 answers
Study organisation less than 15 answers
Exams less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms less than 15 answers
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation less than 15 answers

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
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Support for stays abroad
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Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Lectures in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Research Halle, employees of the IWH are included in the teaching, the work placements and jobs for student assistants at the IWH. A variety of inter-disciplinary specialisation options, which incorporate the latest research trends in the teaching. Teaching of interface skills for communicating knowledge of Empirical Economics with a high degree of political relevance under the conditions of a pluralistic democracy; modern didactic concept with interactive lectures, lectures in English.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    For the Bachelor's, there is an English-language "Business Economics" course that is geared specifically to international students. For the Master's, there are two double-degree courses, one of which is on Economics (European and International Economics).
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Budapest, Hungary; University of Bratislava, Slovakia; University of Salamanca, Spain; University of Santander, Spain; University of Oviedo, Spain; University of Katowice, Poland; University of St-Denis, France; Universite Paris 12 - Val de Marne, France; Universita degli studio di Cassino, Italy; Universita degli studi di Parma, Italy
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Economics area has four generously equipped PC pools and is a leader in multimedia teaching thanks to its link to the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University. The campus used by the Economics faculty boasts comprehensive (and naturally free) WiFi access for all University members. Access to detailed econometric databases via the IWH.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Governance research as an inter-disciplinary focus. "Empirical Economics and Political Consulting" centre of competence. Empirical Economics analyses economic contexts on an empirical basis, develops quantitative models and uses them for prognoses and the guidance of politics based on the effects of economic policy measures. The key area is characterised by the cooperation with the Institute of Economic Research in Halle (IWH), which is one of the major German economic research institutes.
  • Research topics reflected in teaching
    Agent-based simulation, Applied econometrics and time series analysis, applied game theory, labour economics, foreign trade, corporate responsibility, demographics, empirical research in economics, experimental economics, monetary theory and policy, health economics, global governance, institutional economics, economic cycles, migration and integration research, sustainability, policy advice, quantitative macroeconomics , regional integration and development, semi-parametric regression, social policy, behavioural economics, business and corporate ethics, Big Data, fiscal policies.
  • Website with further information on research activities
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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