Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics, welcome to the WWZ (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum)
Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. The Faculty of Business and Economics was established in 1995 and is the second youngest of the overall seven faculties at the University of Basel. However, the subject of economics has already been taught for almost 150 years in Basel.
Thirst for knowledge as a driving force for innovation
We have a faculty staff of 30 professors and around 100 academic employees who are active in research and teaching. Given its size, the faculty covers a broad scope of scientific subject areas. Our focal areas are “Money and Finance”, “Energy and Environment” (The Competence Center SCCER CREST) and “Economic Policy”. In addition, the faculty has an internationally recognized research output in many other topics.
Research on current topics
The faculty maintains a high level in research and teaching, both from a national and international perspective. We are convinced that excellent research and its applied relevance for society and policymakers do not contradict each other. Thus, we are active in both fundamental research and its policy implications. Our academic staff publishes in top-ranking journals and participates in international seminars. High-caliber guest professors teach the special courses we offer on Globalization and the Internationalization of the Economy, as well as at the Summer School for Law, Economics and Public Policy, where students have an excellent opportunity to establish international contacts with renowned universities. Our scientific network includes various academic and non-academic collaborations in a range of disciplines and fields (e.g. psychology, medicine, mathematics and computer sciences, BIS, private sector).
The Faculty of Business and Economics aims to integrate the fields of Business and Economics, thereby offering students a unique curriculum in Switzerland. Based on the academic experience and in light of future career opportunities for our alumni, we are convinced that this is a winning combination.
As Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics in Basel, I would like to invite you to get in contact with us. Together, let us contribute to the innovativeness of Swiss research. Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel
"Doing research - and talking about it"
"It has always been a privilege for me to be able to teach and conduct research at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, reflecting on and discussing current societal challenges and how to address them with internal and external personalities at all levels - including students. I am impressed by the diversity and quality of my colleagues' research, but I wish that the contributions in their entire breadth would be even more noticed from the outside and thus appreciated both in practice and in public discourse. As Dean, I will try to make my contribution to this cause."
Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder, Dean of the
Faculty of Business and Economics
University of Basel