Mission Statement

© Lars Gruber


We have set our sights on a place amongst Europe’s top universities. Moving forward, our shared and individual successes will continue to be built on independent, leading-edge research, outstanding academic personnel, and talented students. We strive toward making an impact on the political and economic spheres and are commited to being a proactive partner in our field.


  • Tradition: Having our origins as one of Germany’s first economics faculties, today we are  among the largest schools in the country, integrating the complete spectrum of Business Administration and Political Economics. At the same time, we consider ourselves to be an integral part of Goethe University, a citizens’ university operated as a foundation under public law.
  • Leading-edge research: Our faculty, comprising around 250 academics, delivers internationally recognized research at the highest level – research which is characterized by independence and diversity. Our commitment to supporting and developing the next generation of academics is targeted at leading-edge research, as is our appointment of new professorial staff.
  • Excellence in study programs: With diverse programs of study, we prepare, using modern, cosmopolitan formats, some 5,000 students for international careers. The focus here is on sharing research-oriented methodological expertise and application-oriented knowledge, empowered by proximity to real-world practice. Our campus, one of the most attractive in Europe, offers a pleasant learning atmosphere.
  • Excellence through interaction: With our research and teaching, we equip our students with the skills and resources to solve important societal problems. We seek open, result-driven interaction and discourse with the political and economic establishment and with the broader community.  An international approach to research and teaching is a central objective of our faculty. Accordingly, we pursue thriving and interactive relationships with our partners around the world.