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Economics, Department

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Universität Augsburg

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre
Universitätsstraße 16
D-86159 Augsburg
Telephone: +49 821 598-4158

Uni Augsburg
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

14/16 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment

no data

Master theses in cooperation with work environment

no data


Publications per professor

publication points between 0.2 and 0.8

Third party funds per academic

2,100 €

Doctorates per professor


Research reputation

no data

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Introduction to scientific work

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Offers for career orientation

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Practical orientation in teaching

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Support for stays abroad

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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements

Not specified
Practical orientation in teaching
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Overall study situation
Support for stays abroad

Not specified
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Focus on application and emphasis on empirical methods; specialisation in Empirical Macroeconomics, Finance, Health Economics, Industry and Information Economics, Social Security, Environmental and Resource Economics and Insurance Economics; Education in econometric and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. The concept of smaller groups is consistently pursued. In this way, the students can develop a lot of content themselves and at the same time draw on the expertise of the lecturers.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The Centre for International Relations assists students (outgoing) in organising their stay abroad (choosing the right university, course selection, recognition of credits, financing, etc.). Incoming students can contact the CIR as well if they have related questions. The faculty offers several programmes with an international focus: Global Business Management (Bachelor, Master), double degree programmes with the University of Rennes (France) (Double Bachelor, Double Master). The Business Administration degree programme includes the subject International Business & Economics.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Twente, Enschede, Niederlande; Rom - La Sapienza, Italien; Athens University of Economics and Business, Athen, Griechenland; University College of Southeast Norway, Kongsberg, Norwegen; Universidad San Pablo CEU , Madrid, Spanien; Karlstad University, Kalmar, Schweden; Indiana University Bloomington, USA; University of Pittsburgh, USA; Monash University, Melbourne, Australien; ESCA Ecole de Management Casablanca, Marokko.

Special features regarding the equipment

Top equipment in modern rooms with projectors, computers, visualizers and SMART Boards, as well as cameras and ceiling microphones for hybrid teaching; Mobile media carts for video conferences/hybrid seminars; Computer rooms with the latest hardware (printers, scanners, power PCs) and software; wireless LAN throughout the campus; Free Office courses; Free software: M365 account with Office; Reference management software; Online journals; Refinitiv Eikon access for empirical work; Extensive statistics and simulation software (some also for private PCs): SPSS, STATA, R, Gauss, MATLAB, Plant Simulation.

Special features regarding research activities

Solution of stochastic, dynamic general equilibrium models; investigation of the links between market frictions, money and economic cycles; Theory of cooperatives; Analysis of the banking sector; Economic analysis of environmental policy; Normative and political economy analysis of family and social policy; Identifying the determinants of individual health behaviour; Analysis of the tension between public and private financing of health and care services; Sustainability of social security systems; Optimal taxation.

Support for founders

The Augsburg Center for Entrepreneurship is a central contact point on the subject of start-ups. Potential and aspiring founders, as well as young companies already launched can obtain essential information, from brainstorming and business model development to funding. In addition, the online platform provides an interdisciplinary resource of all course contents regarding the topic of entrepreneurship, as well as the advisory services for founders at the university and regional partners.

Other special features

The faculty’s research focuses on the areas of sustainability, health and society and digital business and entrepreneurship. In the Environmental Economics and Public Economics course packages, questions from the first two research focus areas are addressed, which ensures a special research orientation in the Bachelor's degree course. The Master's degree course builds directly on the first two research focus areas and, through numerous elective options, enables a holistic economic perspective of the most pressing future issues facing our society.

Further information on research activities

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Last Update 2023: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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