Faculty of Economic Sciences

Excellent Research with Impact

The diverse research fields of the faculty overlap in three key areas: Compliance and Governance, Marketing and Consumer Science and Global Change and Development. These research areas transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. In doing so, these research areas help foster interdisciplinary collaboration across all the subject areas including business economics, information systems, economic and social history, statistics and econometrics.

Researchers and academics from different subject areas collaborate on joint research projects as well as in interdisciplinary centres across the university:


Professors of the Faculty coordinate the following Research Training Groups (RTGs) funded by the German Research Foundation: “Globalization and Development” (RTG 1723), “Resource Efficiency in Corporate Networks” (RTG 1703) and “Scaling Problems in Statistics” (RTG 1644).

In addition, the Faculty of Economic Sciences has a strong focus on applied research and teaching. Faculty researchers often conduct studies for various industries and associations. Numerous collaborative projects, in particular, those that are funded by federal ministries, are often conducted with external parties.

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