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UA Ruhr program M.Sc. Econometrics (starting WiSe 2019/20)

A new joint degree program of the Ruhr University Bochum, the TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen has started in the winter semester 2019/20: The four-semester English-language master's program "Econometrics" brings together economics, mathematics and statistics.

The new program is aimed at students with excellent English skills who have a bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or economics - and already have some prior experience in the other disciplines. "Because it is precisely these three disciplines that econometrics brings together," explains Prof. Carsten Jentsch, Professor of Economic and Social Statistics at TU Dortmund University. This means that students in the new master's program learn statistical methods, for which they need a mathematical foundation. They then apply these methods to economic data.

To this end, they learn how to handle large amounts of data efficiently in courses offered in statistics and computer science. The aim is to answer economically relevant questions and to analyze and evaluate economic relationships. Specialists with these skills are in demand both in political consulting and in the private sector. There are also options in academia: Econometrics is both an innovative field of research and a growing area of teaching.

The economics departments of the UA Ruhr universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen, as well as the Department of Statistics at TU Dortmund University, have been offering the new master's program since the 2019/20 winter semester. It is the first degree program to be offered jointly by all three universities in the Ruhr region. Coordinated schedules enable efficient studying across locations. The conception and establishment of the new cross-university master's program was supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR).


Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B1 / A40. The best interstate exit to take from A45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B1 / A40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

For travelling to the Department of Statistics, convenient parking places can be found at Vogelpothsweg (Gates 21 / 24) or alternatively at the Otto-Hahn-Straße (Gates 28 / 30 / 35).

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bo­chum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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