Forging Ahead

Research Facilities

WU’s researchers work in eleven departments and 60 institutes. 16 interdisciplinary research institutes focus on specific fields, and five competence centers support researchers in their knowledge transfer efforts and in disseminating their work.


Most of our university’s research happens in the individual departments and institutes. Click here for an overview of the individual departments, their research profiles, and selected research projects.

  • Business, Employment and Social Security Law
  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting and Statistics
  • Foreign Language Business Communication
  • Global Business and Trade
  • Information Systems and Operations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Law and Tax Law
  • Socioeconomics
  • Strategy and Innovation

Research Institutes

WU’s 16 interdisciplinary research institutes help connect the individual departments. Click here for an overview of the diverse range of topics currently under investigation at our research institutes.

  • Capital Markets
  • CEE Legal Studies
  • Computational Methods
  • Co-Operation and Co-Operatives
  • Economics of Aging
  • Economics of Inequality
  • European Affairs
  • Family Business
  • Health Care Management and Health Economics
  • Human Capital and Development
  • International Taxation
  • Liberal Professions
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Spatial and Real Estate Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Urban Management and Governance

Competence Centers

WU’s five competence centers support the university in its third mission activities. They also provide additional assistance to researchers through knowledge transfer and networking activities. Read more about our competence centers.

  • Emerging Markets & CEE
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Entrepreneurship Center
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability


Improved Research Infrastructure