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International M.Sc. Program in “Econometrics” Starts in 2019/2020 Winter Semester

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Enrollment for the new program in “Econometricsis“ is possible up until 4 October.

A new degree program jointly run by TU Dort­mund University, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen will start in the 2019/2020 winter semester: The 4-semester, English-taught master’s program in “Econometrics” brings together economics, mathematics and statistics. Enrollment is possible up until 4 October.

This new program is aimed at students with excellent English language skills who hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics or economics and already have some prior knowledge of the other two subjects. “This is because econometrics brings together precisely these three disciplines,” says Professor Carsten Jentsch, Professor for Economic and Social Statistics at TU Dort­mund University. This means that students learn statistical methods in the new M.Sc. program for which they need to master the fundamentals of mathematics. They then apply these methods to economic data. To this purpose, they learn in statistics and informatics courses how to handle large volumes of data efficiently.

The ultimate objective is to answer economically relevant questions and to analyze and evaluate economic interrelationships. Professionals with these abilities are in demand both as policy advisers as well as in the private sector, says Professor Jentsch. There are also opportunities in academia: Econometrics is an innovative field of research and an increasingly important subject in teaching.

The economics faculties of the UA Ruhr members (the universities of Bochum, Dort­mund and Duisburg-Essen) as well as the Faculty of Statistics at TU Dort­mund University will offer the new M.Sc. program from the 2019/2020 winter semester onwards. It will be the first program jointly run by all three universities in the Ruhr region. Coordinated timetables will allow students to study easily and efficiently across all three locations.

The Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) is sponsoring the new cross-university master’s program.

Further information on the program and the admission conditions

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

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 20 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".

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.