Funded Projects

Funded projects are essential for academic research. Many research projects could not be implemented without the contribution and financial help of third parties. The faculty of economics and its respective chairs are supported by various parties – federal research funding bodies, the private sector, foundations interested in research, as well as foreign cooperation partners.
A funded project which is of utmost importance for the faculty is the project “Transregio 29”. Various chairs of the Ruhr-University and the TU Berlin are jointly working on it. For a brief description click here:
SFB / TR 29 In the following, a brief overview will be given of further funded research projects which are conducted on an inter-university basis.

The project “Evaluating Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Policies (EvalMAP)” is sponsored by the BMBF. It is conducted as cooperation between the RUB, the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI), and the Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim (ZEW). The project aims at gathering data on the energy consumption of private households and will eventually make these available to other research projects. At the Ruhr-Universität, Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel is the responsible project manager. For further information please visit the project’s homepage of the chair of Energy Economics and Applied Econometrics. EvalMap

The research project “RegTrans – Regional Transfer Effects of Diverse Universities” is also funded by the BMBF. The chair of Prof. Dr. Karl, in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, investigates the “transfer channels”, through which universities take influence on regional economic developments. Click here for more details. RegTrans
All other sponsors of our faculty are listed together. In order to access an overview of all public sector institutions and foundations which have supported the faculty so far, please click here. All Supporters
Research with practical relevance is best conducted in cooperation with those who apply its findings. The faculty of economics therefore maintains contacts with a multitude of private sector companies. We also seek direct cooperation with practitioners for our research projects. An overview of the most important cooperation partners of the private sector will be given here: Partners from practice