Why you should study Economics in Hamburg
The harbor metropolis is the ideal location for coming to grips with the larger economic issues of an economy in the globalized world. Every year around 140 million tons of goods are handled in the Hamburg harbor. 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. No small number of students have remained in the city after getting their master’s to pursue a career.
After the Master’s is before the Doctorate.
For scholars interested in doctoral studies, Hamburg provides the ideal environment as well. The master’s program is research-oriented; for your master’s thesis you will independently develop models or collect data, for example in the WISO experimental lab. The Universität Hamburg attracts international guest researchers with whom you can establish early contacts.
Big city. Big Data.
As international as the city and its harbor, as comprehensive are the subjects on which the department of Economics and Social Sciences (WISO) works in tandem with other disciplines at the University of Hamburg. The Excellence Cluster “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP) studies, for example, natural and man-made climate changes. The excellence cluster CliCCS has a similar research agenda. The Hamburg “Center for Health Economics” confronts the economic challenges of the health system and the “German Institute for Global and Area Studies” (GIGA) examines the regional developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East in a global context. Particularly in quantitative research, there are many interesting topics and exciting challenges for master’s and doctoral candidates.
Ideal Conditions for Studies on Campus.
As a comprehensive university with all the arts and sciences, Universität Hamburg offers you an exciting interdisciplinary environment. When you have passed the demanding admissions procedure, you can expect an international master’s degree program with around 35 scholars from many parts of the world. Here, close-knit bonds are quickly established in the community as well as excellent mentoring relationships with the instructors.
Where Economics Keeps the Big Picture in View.
Although the WISO faculty is soundly based on classic research, the Hamburg program, with its environmental and behavioral economic questions, approaches the issues from a point beyond “homo oeconomicus”. In addition, in Hamburg, “History of Economic Thinking” is taught and you have the opportunity to further expand your economic horizons through intensive interdisciplinary interchange with the program in Politics, Economics & Philosophy (PEP).
Up Close and Personal with Research.
We mean it when we speak of a “research-oriented” course of studies. You can expect intensive exchange with lecturers who themselves are actively engaged in research. In addition, you can participate in the investigations in the WISO experimental laboratory of the University. The lab is “state-of-the-art” and so technically equipped that other universities such as Bonn and Zürich utilize the infrastructure.
Free Education in Hamburg!
It is with good reason that many international students appreciate the infrastructure and the sophisticated courses offered by the WISO faculty because the University of Hamburg charges no tuition! Aside from a small fee per semester, your education is free!