Economics, Department

Uni Düsseldorf - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Studiengänge Volkswirtschaftslehre
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 211 811-3620

DEGREE COURSES WITH DETAILS

DEGREE COURSES WITHOUT DETAILS
Further degree courses of the department  
BASIC INFORMATION
Total number of students 930  
Number of master degree students 167  
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %  
SUPPORT DURING THE STUDY ENTRY PHASE
Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase
RESULTS OF STUDY
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 91.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 65.6 %
INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
International orientation, bachelor's 2/11 points
International orientation, master's 4/11 points
JOB MARKET- AND CAREER-ORIENTATION
Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment  
Master theses in cooperation with work environment  
Share of professors with work experience  
RESEARCH
Publications per year 2.4
Third party funds per academic 52.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation 5.8 %
STUDENTS' ASSESSMENTS ON UNDERGRADUATE, PRESENCE-LEARNING-COURSES
Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.9
STUDENTS' ASSESSMENTS ON CONSECUTIVE MASTER'S DEGREE COURSES
Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.7

FURTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT

Special features regarding teaching
Structure of studies: (1) Compactly designed compulsory part, which studies the most important principles of Economics sub-areas in more depth, (2) diverse range of options, meaning the course is flexibly tailored to the interests of individual students; High level of internationalism through English-taught optional modules, business language courses, numerous exchange programmes with partner universities throughout the world, international guest lecturers; Small groups rather than massive-scale courses, i.e. courses are more than just lectures: Lecturers and students come together to discuss and explore important economic questions.

Special features regarding the international orientation
Many elective modules are also taught in English to live up to an increasingly internationally oriented industry. At the same time, our university offers a range of language courses – from beginners to professional level. And for all those who want to spend one or more semesters abroad, there are numerous exchange programmes with partner universities throughout the world. Furthermore, international visiting assistant professors are invited regularly.

Common partner universities for exchange
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Université de Rennes 1, France; Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland; Gothenburgs Universitet, Sweden; Linköpings Universitet, Sweden; Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Istanbul Üniversitesi, Turkey; Beijing Foreign Studies University, China: Kookmin University Seoul, Korea: University of California, David, USA

Special features regarding the equipment
Optimum learning/teaching atmosphere in the Department of Economics, a fantastic new building with state-of-the-art infrastructure (e.g. video/projector systems, monitor systems, document cameras) and separate groups/seminar rooms, sufficient places for students at any level; numerous study laptops; access to a diverse range of databases, SPSS, Eviews, etc; Experimental lab for experimental economic research with 24 PC workstations.

Special features regarding research activities
Theoretical, empirical and experimental work on competitive issues in economics; Publication of an article series in competitive theory and competitive politics; weekly research seminars where international guests are regularly given the opportunity to present their work on current questions of competitive economic issues and discuss them with Düsseldorf academics.

Website with further information on research activities
www.wiwi.hhu.de/forschung.html

Support for founders
Chair of Entrepreneurship and Financing; Support for the student management consultancy Heinrich Heine Consulting provided by mentors.

Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
Rules on equalisation of disadvantages are enshrined in the exam regulations. In consultation with the student and examiner, the exam committee defines measures for ensuring equivalent exam and course performance. Individual arrangements between students and lecturers are possible and desired in order to address the individual requirements of students with health issues where assignments and exams are concerned.

Characteristics of diversity advancement
Inverted classroom concept, lectures and exercises are offered in English, partially individual exams (exam mode and dates) for Erasmus students, participation in a lecture series for refugees who are interested in enrolling, course guidance centre, individual choice of an exam date in a specific time period for oral exams. Students can decide on the exam dates for which they register. Various equalisation of disadvantages measures are enshrined in the exam regulations.

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