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Economics, Department

Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Adenauerallee 24-42
D-53113 Bonn
Telephone: +49 228 73-7930

Uni Bonn
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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

no data

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

12/16 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 0.8 and 1.9

Third party funds per academic

109,800 €

Doctorates per professor


Research reputation


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
Offers for career orientation
Practical orientation in teaching
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements
Practical orientation in teaching
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Overall study situation
Support for stays abroad
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

We actively incorporate economic, social and technological developments into teaching. Sustainability is an integral part of the study programme. Students discuss long-term consequences of economic action and political possibilities. Research findings are actively incorporated and students are introduced to the current state of research. Research-, problem- and project-oriented learning approaches complement the traditional teaching formats.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The Faculty is considered one of the leading institutes on economic research in Europe. As is international practice, it is divided into departments along the lines of research and teaching. It offers an English-taught Master´s degree programme that complies with international standards.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Université de Toulouse, Frankreich; ENSAE ParisTech, Frankreich; Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Universität Wien, Österreich; Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Tschechien; Tel Aviv University, Israel; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Higher School of Economics, Moskau, Russishe Föderation

Special features regarding the equipment

Attractive learning, teaching and research environment with a fully equipped specialist library with access to various databases and leading specialist journals. Teaching is supported by an electronic teaching platform for digital teaching materials and communication with the lecturers. Students get access to web-based software licenses in class, for homework and theses. The use of current software (STATA, R, Python, LaTeX) takes place in the courses and additional courses. Modern lecture hall equipment with displays and WiFi.

Special features regarding research activities

The faculty is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. Our research is funded by renowned third-party funding bodies such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the ERC. The faculty is currently involved in three research clusters: The Excellence Cluster "ECONtribute: Markets and Public Policy", the Excellence Cluster "Hausdorff Centre for Mathematics" and the Collaborative Research Centre "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges". We want to actively engage in public debate and provide impetus for effective policy measures.

Support for founders

The Career Centre at the University of Bonn is a service unit for students, which advises students on setting up companies. In addition to initial consultation, there is the university's "Stammtisch", the network for company founders, a contact person for funding programmes, as well as numerous partners such as those of the Digital Hob Region Bonn AG and the association NUK Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V. There are close contacts to the city of Bonn’s business development agency.

Other special features

Together with the University of Cologne, the department has won Germany's only excellence cluster for Economics. The Bonn lab is well known for experimental economic research. All degree courses are subject to a comprehensive quality management process and are accredited. There is close cooperation with the students in the committees and an active Economics student body. A project centre for Strategic Course Development is currently creating the framework to embed diversity, sustainability and internationality in courses.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase




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