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University of Bayreuth, Press release No. 061/2023 - 12 May 2023

Law and Economics again among the top 10 in WirtschaftsWoche ranking 

The University of Bayreuth is once again among the top group in the subjects of law and economics in the Germany-wide university ranking published by WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo). It is the only smaller state university in Germany to be listed among the top 10 in these subjects again in 2023. The ranking is based on the assessments of HR managers from SMEs and industry. Therefore, the repeated placements in the top group are first-hand evidence of the excellent career opportunities for graduates of the University of Bayreuth.

More than 500 companies with ten to more than one thousand employees participated in this year's WirtschaftsWoche university ranking. HR managers were asked which universities and universities of applied sciences they prefer to recruit their employees from. The University of Bayreuth was ranked sixth in law and tenth in economics.

"In Bayreuth, we provide our students with qualifications that prepare them for responsible positions in business and society. That is why we place great emphasis on teaching technical skills and sensitize students to new economic, social and ecological challenges. Sustainability, digitalization and artificial intelligence are central cross-cutting topics in all law and economics courses," says Prof. Dr. Michael Grünberger, Chair of Civil, Commercial and Technology Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics. Unique in Germany is the offer in Bayreuth to combine the study of law with an additional education in economics or technical sciences or an interdisciplinary additional study in the field of computer science and digitalization. The "German-French Bachelor's Degree in Law (LL.B. and Licence Mention Droit)" and the "German-Spanish Bachelor's Degree in Law (LL.B. and Grado en Derecho)" offer the opportunity to obtain an international double degree.

Entrance to the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics on the Campus of the University of Bayreuth.

"I am very pleased that our faculty was once again able to achieve top rankings in the renowned WirtschaftsWoche ranking: We educate gamechangers. The excellent performance of our economics department shows how research strength and relevance to professional practice go hand in hand to give our students the best possible start to their careers," says Prof. Dr. Claas Christian Germelmann, Chair of Marketing & Consumer Behaviour and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics.

In VWL, the University of Bayreuth has been offering the two "classic" degree programmes with Bachelor's and Master's degrees with great success for many years. At the same time, it has developed interdisciplinary study programmes such as "International Economics & Development", "International Economics & Governance", "Philosophy & Economics", "History & Economics" and "Development Studies" with regard to special professional fields. "Today, graduates in economics are sought after wherever sustainability-oriented solutions to structural challenges are needed – for example, in the areas of international trade, monetary policy, labor economics, circular economy, energy, transportation, and new media. In our teaching, we therefore link the latest research findings with current economic issues, whether in Germany, the EU or on a global scale," says Prof. Dr. Hartmut Egger, Chair of International Macroeconomics and Trade at the University of Bayreuth.

Invitation for prospective students:
On 3 July 2023, the University of Bayreuth will host an information day for Law, Business, and Economics: High school graduates and prospective students from Germany and abroad are welcome on campus. Here they will receive first-hand information in lectures, discussions and many personal conversations about the rich range of offerings in these subjects that are fit for the future and well-respected in Germany.
Information on the programme and registration:

Florian Gillitzer

Florian Gillitzer

Strategic Projects & University Reporting (SPuR)
University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5209
E-mail: florian.gillitzer@uni-bayreuth.de

Christian Wißler, Wissenschaftskommunikation

Christian Wißler

Deputy Press & PR Manager, Research Communication
University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5356
E-mail: christian.wissler@uni-bayreuth.de