Why you should study economics in Hamburg
The harbor metropolis is the ideal location for coming to grips with the larger issues of an economy in a globalized world. Hamburg is a major hub of international commercial transport and Germany´s top media location. This provides the University with a vibrant intellectual environment and contributes to your own academic pursuits.
Teeming market place of ideas
Hamburg is home to the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) and the Research Center for Contemporary History in Hamburg (FZH). The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) investigates the regional developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in a global context. Beyond research, Hamburg offers compelling perspectives for future economists. The city is one of the most important media hubs in Germany and, with the Airbus industrial site in Finkenwerder, counts among the global players of the aerospace industry. But Hamburg is also the headquarters of large corporations, NGOs, agencies, insurance companies and health insurance funds that, among other things, deal with the collecting and processing of data. Many student launches a career right after earning a bachelor’s degree or finances a master´s degree as a working student.
Benefit from an attractive international university environment.
You will be surprised how international campus life is. You will meet with fellow students from Russia, Canada, Spain, or India. Not only students come from all over the world. Hamburg also attracts international guest speakers and lecturers who supplement the courses offered. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences runs an excellent Experimental Research Lab and researchers come to Hamburg to study the economic implications of human behavior in various well-defined situations there.
Research close up.
It is not by chance that Hamburg’s economists every so often appear in the media. The renowned members of the Department of Economics work on research topics such as the environment, labor, health, growth, education, law and economics, competition, foreign trade, the history of economic thought, the media, and economic policy. The Economics Department actively participates in the University’s and the Faculty’s key research areas. In the course of your studies, you will get first-hand insights into these topical research areas.