The accredited dual study programme, with a focus on business management, begins on 1 October or 1 April and takes three years to complete. The theory and practical phases of the course alternate and are closely interconnected.
There are 18 full-time academic staff and more than 130 visiting lecturers teaching at the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences. They are coordinated by the teams of the Teaching and Studies section.
The Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences provides various opportunities for international exchange.
Information on the various committees and governing bodies and their tasks can be found on the following pages. In addition, the most important legal provisions and regulations in relation to the study programme are available here.
At the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences, students will find an unusual campus with excellent study conditions. Their studies and life centre around a baroque castle located in the middle of the historical little town of Hachenburg.
In September, a team of professors from the University of Toulon visited the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg. They discussed future cooperation activities and exchange opportunities for students.
Students from Canada visited the Bundesbank’s University of applied Sciences in Hachenburg for the first time since the pandemic. The visit was part of the guests’ multi-week round-trip to various European institutions.
A four-person delegation from the Central Bank of the Philippines in Manila visited the University of Applied Sciences on 17 May 2023. The guests, all staff members from the central bank’s human resources department, were particularly interested in the question of how the Bundesbank recruits its new staff.
“Isn’t that...?” When an unannounced guest entered the audience in the middle of a lecture on Central Banking and the Conduct of Monetary Policy, the roughly 60 students in the advanced study course at the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg could not believe their eyes.
The Holy See conducts its financial business through its own financial institution, the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (a.k.a. the IOR) – and because the Vatican has a financial institution, it also has a financial supervisory authority. From 24 to 26 April 2023, a senior delegation from ASIF, the financial supervisory authority of Vatican City, visited the university for an exchange of knowledge and experience.
A delegation from the State Bank of Vietnam visited the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg on 14 April 2023. The visit centred on the educational and methodological design of the “Central banking” dual study programme and how digitalisation and sustainability are being integrated into the course.
Where is inflation coming from? And where is it going? These questions were addressed by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, in a speech at the University of Hachenburg.
For the first time in his role as Bundesbank President, Joachim Nagel visited the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences and spoke to students, lecturers and representatives from the banking sector and the political world about decision-making processes in European monetary policy.
Jens Ulbrich holds a virtual guest lecture for students and lecturers at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences as part of its series of “fireside chats”.
25 students from the Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg took part in the international programme “AiTalents” and learned a lot about the challenges and opportunities presented by artificial intelligence and machine learning. At the end of the programme, two students even came away with high-value prizes.
At an event hosted by the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences, the Second Deputy Governor of Banque de France, Sylvie Goulard, spoke about the role of central banks in a changing world. Though largely a virtual event, it sparked a lively debate.
At a conference on German-Polish economic relations, participants discussed the opportunities and risks associated with digitalisation for the two neighbouring countries. Lilli Zimmermann, a professor at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg, and recent graduate Sofia Semik presented the results of their own research project.
The partnership between the universities of the Bundesbank and the People's Bank of China will continue until 2023, based on a new cooperation agreement signed by the two universities in October 2020.
For the first time in months, a public event was held at the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg, in compliance with coronavirus rules. Marek Mora, Deputy Governor of the Czech central bank, discussed how his country and his institution view a possible adoption of the euro.
Once a year, the Deutsche Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences organises an “International Week”, which is geared in particular to students at the institution’s partner universities. This week is dedicated to lectures on central bank topics.
Guest speaker Alex Bierhaus, CTO and Managing Director of COMPEON, a full-service provider platform for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Ms. Katharine Christopherson and Mr. Wolfgang Bergthaler held a guest lecture at the Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Financing Role in Preventing and Resolving Sovereign Debt Crises.
Tsinghua University in China was the destination of a two-week visit by students from the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg.
Representatives from the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences travelled to Mexico in August to attend the 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2019), where they presented a paper on success factors in project management.
Upon invitation by the Institute for International Monetary Research, Uwe Schollmeyer, a lecturer at the Bundesbank’s University of Applied Sciences, took part in a two-day conference on “The Economics of Monetary Unions: Past Experiences and the Eurozone”. The conference was held on 21 and 22 February 2019 at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom.
“The Economics of Monetary Unions: Past Experiences and the Eurozone”