Welcome to the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences!

The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences is comprised of four institutes covering the fields of business, economics, political science, and sociology and demography.

There are 21 full professors, 4 junior professors plus some 60 additional academic and 17 non-academic staff. About 2000 students are enrolled in five bachelor and six master programmes in business, business education, demography, economics, political science, and sociology, plus a doctoral programme on demographic change. Additionally, the faculty takes an active part in numerous other undergraduate and graduate programmes organised by other faculties, contributing modules in its fields of expertise.

Research covers the full range of economic and social sciences. Important areas of specialisation are:

  • causes and consequences of demographic change
  • collective identities
  • political area studies
  • sustainability in dynamic economies
  • service management and service markets

Moreover, individual members of the faculty have special research fields as diverse as, e.g., accounting, behavioural and environmental economics, entrepreneurship, finance, organisational psychology, population modelling, right-wing extremism, sociological metaphor analysis, and Southeast Asian politics. Researchers of the faculty contribute to the University's interdisciplinary profile lines "Aging of Individuals and Society", "Knowledge - Culture – Transformation" and "Maritime Systems", they are engaged in DFG-sponsored research training groups, and they cooperate with the Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research.