The Faculty of Economics & Management collaborates on its diverse research projects with renowned companies as well as with other research institutions. Furthermore, the faculty supports the university's transfer activities.
Since 2005 our core research area of International Logistics Networks and Supply Chain Management is supported by endowments from the Kühne Foundation and the Deutsche Bahn AG, underlining the importance of our faculty's commitment to this research area, and the Kühne Stiftung has been supporting the Center of Competence in International Logistics. The core research areas of the center of competence are the management and design of international logistics networks, as well as the securing of global supply chains against external disruptions. The goal is to integrate the center of competence into the international research community via exchanges and cooperations with international universities and research institutions. To intensify the knowledge exchange in particular in Asia, the Kühne Foundation has created and funded a partner chair at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The two universities in Shanghai and Berlin are thus able to cooperate closely in this area.
The Center for Knowledge Interchange (CKI) has been coordinated as a strategic alliance between the Siemens AG and the TUB since 2004. Focus areas of the CKI are the initiation and coordination of joint research projects. In the first two years of the CKI, the number of contract research projects funded by the Siemens AG at the TUB was tripled. Next to innovation, a field of study in the Faculty of Economics and Management, the CKI aims to improve the teaching in other areas, such as "Talent". In this context, divers measures such as top-class lecture series, supervision and mentoring of study circles as well as support programs for students are realized.
In the Innovation Center Technologies for Health and Foods of the Technical University (TU) Berlin its members work conjointly on innovative solutions to various research questions of the future-oriented areas health and nutrition. In interdisciplinary research topics and projects it is focused on technological aspects and relations.
The structured doctorate program of the Berlin School of Economics is run jointly with Humboldt University, Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Potsdam, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Hertie School and Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, WZB).
The SFB TRR 190 started on January 1, 2017 with the task of bringing together neoclassical theory and behavioral approaches in economics. The Humboldt Universität Berlin (HU) and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU) are leading participants. On the Berlin side, the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) with three "Principal Investigators", the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW) and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) are also involved. On the Munich side, the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Munich is also part of the SFB. The spokespersons of the SFB are Prof. Klaus Schmidt (LMU) and Prof. Georg Weizsäcker (HU).
The science campus Berlin Center for Consumer Policy is a platform offering interdisciplinary research and active policy advice on competition, consumer and tax policy. In addition to the Technische Universität Berlin with five chairs of the Faculty VII (Professors Blind, Kübler, Ivanova-Stenzel, Runkel, von Hirschhausen), six other Berlin research institutions participate in this cooperation project: German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW), Humboldt-Universität Berlin (HU), Freie Universität Berlin (FU), European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Hertie School of Governance and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
The Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Technical University Berlin (TU) jointly operate an Experimental Lab. Here, for example, economic decision-making behavior or game-theoretical models of strategic interaction are tested.
The Berlin Centre of Health Economics Research (BerlinHECOR) is constituted of the Chair of Health Care Management together with partner institutions at Technische Universität and Charité Berlin under the direction of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse. BerlinHECOR was established in July 2012 and is funded by the German Ministry of Education (BMBF). Dr. Cornelia Henschke leads the junior scientist group at the Chair of Health Care Management and coordinates BerlinHECOR's activities.
The Center for Intellectual Property at TU Berlin is the central contact point for all topics concerning intangible property rights and intellectual property. The center is based on a cooperation of the research department and the chair of Business, Company and Technology Law of the Faculty of Economics and Business.