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Department of Finance


The Department of Finance strives for the highest international quality in research and is one of Europe's leading departments in the research areas of Banking & Finance. Our research results are relevant for industry, politic and society as a whole.

Research at the Department of Finance is thematically divided into five core areas and several research centers, some of which are interdisciplinary and cross-institutional. In addition, the department is embedded in various research networks, such as the University Research Priority Program (URPP) Financial Market Regulation or the Swiss Finance Institute together with five other Swiss universities. 

Core areas

  • Banking & Insurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Sustainable Finance

Center of Competence 

Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance

Center of Crisis Competence

Research centers