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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Economics and Management

Our business is to carry out innovative research and train excellent economists who can understand and interpret the complexity of socio-economic and political processes in the 21st century.

Faculty description

More than 1,100 students are enrolled in our faculty, whose strength lies in its international outlook and the trilingualism - Italian German, English - of its study programmes, which prepare our students to operate in a global context. The ideal ratio of students and lecturers - more than 60 faculty members from nine different countries - guarantees that all students are supervised in every stage of their study career. Support to students is guaranteed by the limited number of students we select and by regular office hours. Each lecturer provides tutoring for no more than 8 students.

Our best students will be added to the Dean’s list. Appearing in this list can be an excellent asset when students apply for internships and jobs.

The faculty ranked among the top 200 in the 2023 Times Higher Education Business and economics subject rankingIn the national ranking of the Censis Institute, the faculty is ranked second among non-state universities in Italy for the bachelor programmes. In the Education Around ranking, the faculty's bachelor programmes occupy the first place in Italy.

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Our Faculty puts a strong emphasis on high-quality research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge and has a strong impact on society.  Researchers in our multidisciplinary Faculty work in the fields of Management, Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, Tourism, Law, Finance, Accounting, Politics and Philosophy. Our research performs very well in national and international rankings.

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Dean: Prof. Marjaana Gunkel (photo)
Vice Dean for Studies: Prof. Davide Ferrari
Vice Dean for Research: Prof. Per Linus Siming
Head of the Faculty Secretariat: Natascia Mutta
Student Representatives in the Faculty Council: Sveva Federica Tecchia, Isotta Vazzoler


We are working closely with companies, public and private institutions both for our research and our teaching. We have also established long-term partnerships with start-up companies and their networks, such as local business incubator Vitamin, and with large local companies like Röchling Automotive, Salewa, Durst and Miele.

In addition, we have developed innovative forms of collaboration with Assoimprenditori Alto Adige, IDM and the Bozen-Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, in order to promote the integration of teaching, research and work experience. Thanks to our exchange and inter-university collaboration programmes, we are part of a network including more than 50 universities.


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11 Oct - 12 Oct 2023

TomSust 2023 - "Workshop on Tourism Sustainability and Regional Development"

TomSust 2023 aims to attract scholars interested in contributing to deepen our scientific understanding regarding tourism sustainability and regional development

12 Oct 2023 14:00–19:00

Evoluzione della comunicazione aziendale, risultati finanziari ed impatto su stakeholders

Il ruolo dei nuovi standard Europei per il Reporting di Sostenibilità

13 Oct 2023 12:30–13:30

Early Child Care, Maternal Labor Supply, and Gender Equality: A Trial.

Research Seminar - Dr. Marina Krauß, University of Augsburg, provides experimental evidence of the positive impact of universal early child care on maternal labor supply and gender equality.
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