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Reasons for Economics in Bonn

If you are doing a degree in economics in Bonn, you ...

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  • Study at one of Germanys strongest research universities.
  • Focus on game and contract theory, experimental economic research, monetary and international macroeconomics, labor market economics and finance.
  • Benefit from the international orientation and research strength in teaching.
  • Study at one of the most respected economics departments in economics in Germany (Handelsblatt ranking, Tilburg ranking).
  • Learn basic and in-depth specialist knowledge, methods and their application at a high level of scientific excellence.
  • Emphasize theoretical knowledge as well as a high proportion of method subjects (mathematics, statistics, econometrics) in your studies.
  • By finishing your degree, you will be able to discern economics-related interrelations in their breadth, to deal with economic problems using suitable methods and to critically assess their consequences (analytical, methodological and problem-solving-oriented approach).

... and whatever else speaks for Bonn:

  • Study at one of the most beautiful universities in Germany.
  • Live in a classic university town: 38,000 students within 320,000 total inhabitants.
  • Good transport connections in and outside of Bonn (public transport, proximity to Cologne & Dusseldorf).
  • Political location: All german ministries - six with their headquarters - are represented in the former federal capital. One of the priorities is development policy, from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • UN campus: By now many UN institutions have taken up their headquarters in Bonn that a veritable campus was built around the German UN headquarters.
  • Business location:
  1. The global players Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post DHL Group together with their subsidiary Postbank have their headquarters in Bonn.
  2. In terms of stock market value, Bonn took second place in the "Börsenliga 2016" of strategy consultancy Simon Kucher & Partners as the "most valuable city in Germany".
  3. Other well-known companies in Bonn are the real estate giant IVG, the world-famous confectionery producer Haribo, Germanys international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and many more.
  • Cultural location: The birthplace of Beethoven has an opera house and theatres, a symphony orchestra, numerous cabarets and an extremely diverse museum landscape. In addition, numerous series of events such as the Bonner Sommer, Beethovenfest, International Silent Movie Days, ...
  • Bonn is known world wide for the Cherry Blossom in Altstadt.
  • Popular music can be found at one of the festivals (Panama, Green Juice) and open air concerts on the Kunstrasen.
  • Bonn is a green city; Both the Rhine, the Rheinaue park and the fast-growing Siebengebirge offer plenty of space for sports and leisure activities in nature.
  • Student-shaped nightlife in the Altstadt.


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