Philipps-Universität is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded 1527 as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.
Nowadays there are nearly 20,000 students studying in Marburg - 12 percent from all over the world. Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Faculties.
Numerous organizations complement and enrich the university’s range of services. For example, such organizations may carry out special research activities or support Philipps-Universität Marburg in the areas of communications, IT and foreign languages.
The Department of Economics comprises six professors plus about a dozen senior and junior lecturers. The professors have extensive experience with regard to refereed international publications, advising governments or international organisations, and teaching in English. The Economics Department ranks among the top ten departments in terms of international publications per professor in Germany (CHE Ranking 2005). Economic research and training is highly internationalised in Marburg, as all academic staff members have established strong, sustainable partnership programmes and joint research projects with Universities in Europe, the US, and other parts of the world. The faculty’s focus on institutional economics is underlined by MACIE, the Marburg Center for Institutional Economics, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Economics staff emphasises the importance of a friendly and open teaching environment. Students are welcome to approach professors and engage in debates on relevant economic issues.