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Faculty of Agriculture

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Ursula Rickert, Dipl. Ing. (FH)
Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
University of Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 174
D-53115 Bonn, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)228 73-3121


Dr. Manuela Meraner
Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
University of Bonn
Nußallee 19
D-53115 Bonn, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)228 73-3036

Office hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30 – 11.30
and by arrangement

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The agri-food sector is characterized by globalization and international trade relations. It is therefore a significant advantage to participate in an international master program taught in English to acquire necessary interdisciplinary and intercultural skills for a successful career. The Master program “Agricultural and Food Economics” (AFECO) at Bonn University has achieved an internationally outstanding position in fields such as communication in food chain management and economic modelling. Our students benefit from our international orientation beyond the Master of Science in the two year AFECO Study program. Students can sharpen their profile by choosing a specialization in one of the following fields: Agribusiness (ABS), Resource and Environmental Economics (ENV), Market and Consumer Research (MAC), Agricultural and Development Policy (APO). Please find more on the study profile here.

The international orientation of the AFECO-Master program attracts students from all over the world and guarantees an international learning atmosphere.
In addition to the regular AFECO program, our students can participate in two Double-Degree Programs that support international mobility during their master and prepare them even better for the international labor market:

the Double-Degree Program "BOWACO" („one study program – two degrees“) with the University of  Wageningen/NL. Students participating in this program will study the first year at the University Bonn and in the second year at the University of Wageningen.

the European Master Programme in "Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA)“ offered by a consortium of 4 European partner universities (the University of Bonn, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, the Université Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium and the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy) and three associated partners (Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile). Participating students would spend one year each at two of the European partner universities with the possibility of a short exchange visit to an associated partner university.

AFECO, alone or in combination with one of the Double-Degree programs, provides excellent opportunities at the highest international standard, prepares for doctoral studies and involves active cooperations with public and private research institutes in the field of agricultural and resource economics.  




Last updated:Friday, July 27, 2018