Department of Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo)

  • Sustainable management...

    ... of scarce natural resources and environmental goods

  • Scientific analysis...

    ... of economic, political and social processes, as well as technological and social innovations

  • Bioeconomy...

    ... knowledge-based production and use of biological resources for a sustainable economy

  • Our courses...

    ... cover economic, social, political and legal sciences

  • Integration...

    ... of approaches from economic and social sciences with natural sciences and engineering

  • Understanding consumer behaviour...

    ... for satisfied customers and innovative products

Who we are

The Department accommodates all research and teaching activities in economics, social sciences, humanities and law at BOKU. We are a unique academic organisation in this field in Austria. We synthesize economic, political, social, ecological and ethical aspects. Innovation, inter- and transdisciplinarity as well as internationality define our department culture.

The fields of teaching and research are: 

  • Economics, policy and law of the agricultural, food, forestry, energy and transport sectors,
  • Sustainable development and social transformation,
  • Bio-resources management, environmental policy and environmental history,
  • Economics, political sciences, sociology and law of climate change,
  • Sociology and rural development,
  • Management strategies of value chains of food and biomass,
  • Optimisation and (e)valuation of managerial and economic processes in agriculture, forestry, timber industry, environmental and food sector,
  • Social ecology and social metabolism. 

Management and Administration

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